Friday, June 30, 2023

On Medium: How Religious Traditions Exploit Signal Loss from the Past

Read on about the mythic and naturalistic views of time, and how the conservative schemes to enchant the distant past so it can serve as an authoritarian model for the present.

Thursday, June 29, 2023

On Medium: The Simplistic Myth We Tell about “Objective Truth”

Here's an article about the countercultural invention of objective Truth, the humanistic agenda of science, and why truth must be paradoxical for such a species of pretenders.

On Medium: Game-Theoretic Purgatory and the Neoliberal’s Faith in Capitalism

Here's an article about egoism, cooperation, Punxsutawney Phil from “Groundhog Day,” and how neoliberals stretch game theory to support their faith in capitalism.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

On Medium: Let’s Go Shopping as I Explain Why Jesus had to Die

Here's an article about the conflict between early Christianity and liberal modernity, and how liberal Christians attempt to reconcile them by collecting theological options.

Monday, June 26, 2023

On Medium: The Menace of Nihilism: Whether All Things Come to Nothing

Here's an article that critiques nihilism and explains why we should move from the objectifying positivism that underlies nihilism, to pragmatism and pantheism.

Thursday, June 22, 2023

On Medium: Who are the Best People in an Absurd Universe?

Read on about existential freedom, the instability of secular humanism, the call for transhuman heroes, and how to reconcile humanism and a cosmic perspective.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

On Medium: How to Decode Trump’s Vileness and Biden’s Hollowness

Here's an article about the symbolic power of Trump's monstrousness and Biden's frailty, and how to use cultural emblems to obtain an overview of liberal democracy.

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

On Medium: Does China’s Intolerance of the Arts Count Against Atheism?

Here's an article about China's atheistic police state, Eastern collectivism, Western individualism, and how Confucius and Aristotle differed on the social role of pride.

Monday, June 19, 2023

On Medium: Monotheism as Godlessness: The Hidden Meaning of Judaism

Read on about Christianity's Orwellian lie, and how something as seemingly bizarre as monotheism managed to emerge from polytheism, by amounting to atheism.

Friday, June 16, 2023

On Medium: Should We Adapt to Vulgar or to Intellectual Environments?

Read on about psychiatry, the relativity of social norms, and how neuroplasticity contributes to the existential culture war between insiders and outsiders.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

On Medium: How the Prisoner of Game Theory Torches Adam Smith’s “Invisible Hand”

Here's an article about the neoliberal critique of morality, the arbitrariness of game theory, and how economists went from being optimistic to pessimistic about capitalism.

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

On Medium: A Reminder to Modern Christians: Your Hypocrisy is Disgusting

Here's an article about the importance of aesthetic evaluations, and how good taste excludes grotesque combinations such as Jesus's counterculture plus modern consumerism.

Monday, June 12, 2023

On Medium: From Buddhist Serenity to Existential Horror

Hop aboard a philosophical roller coaster, showing the consistency between Buddhist and Kantian agnosticism about the world's metaphysical nature, and existential horror about the limits of our knowledge.

Saturday, June 10, 2023

On Medium: How Christianity Doomed Itself by Promoting its Myth as History

Read on about how science excludes theological propaganda, and how Christians want the benefits of making historical claims, without the epistemic responsibilities.

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

On Medium: How Neoliberals Exploit Economic Scientism to Justify Plutocracy

Here's an article about the orthodox economist's physics envy, the model of the economy as an abstract quasi-physical system, and the neoliberal myth of the free market.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

On Medium: Why I Must Now be Rude and Stop Replying to All the Comments I Get

Read on about how popularity on social media makes us indecent, and why I can no longer respond to as many comments as I used to, or as many as I'd like.

Monday, June 5, 2023

On Medium: How Society Splinters when Life is Absurd

Read on about four ways of coping existentially with life's absurdity, and the relevance of gross social inequality in determining whether the absurdity is real.

Friday, June 2, 2023

On Medium: Do Humans Deserve Special Treatment?

Here's an article on the boasts of religious and secular humanists, the cosmic perspective of antihumanists, and how most ancients and moderns are united by parochial prejudices.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

On Medium: Has the “Bullshit Jobs” Theory Been Debunked?

Here's an article about David Graeber’s tactical error, and the economic causes of BS jobs (managerial feudalism and capitalism’s growing financialization).