Monday, July 31, 2023

On Medium: Trampling the Record of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Scientistic Confusions

Here's an article about an academic culture war, the confusions behind Tyson's numerous anti-philosophical remarks, and how the love of science can make philosophy look bad by comparison.

Thursday, July 27, 2023

On Medium: Theists Insult God’s Integrity by Expecting Miracles

Here's an article about the unintended consequences of expecting miracles from God, and the vanity of implying that the universe shouldn’t speak for itself.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

On Medium: Should Atheists Respect the Placebo of Religion?

Here's an article about whether religion is needed to maintain mental health, and whether atheists are foolish for spreading the “disease” of harsh existential truth.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

On Medium: Overtones of the Meme that Science Explains “How Nature Works”

Here's an article about scientism, the pragmatic meme about science and "how nature works," and the smallness of scientific progress compared to nature’s inhuman vastness.

Monday, July 24, 2023

On Medium: Is Science Immune from Criticism if it Drives Civilizational Progress?

Read on about science's progressive role in civilization, the workability of nature, and the link in Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ideology between scientism and utilitarianism.

Thursday, July 20, 2023

On Medium: How the Mind is the Brain’s Clothing that Mistakes Itself for a Spirit

Read on about the illusion of our inner self, and how it arises as the brain's tool that mistakes itself for the primary tool-user and ghostly possessor of the body.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

On Medium: Can Consumers Escape being Infantilized?

Here's an article about consumerism, self-infantilization, neoliberal psychiatry, and the question of whether mainstream liberal adults are existentially mature.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Seventh Anthology on Amazon

My seventh paperback and eBook anthology is out on Amazon, called Treadmills in the Abyss. Over 650 pages, it focusses on history, progress, and politics, whereas the previous one, Cosmic Divinity and Religious Blasphemies concentrated on philosophy and religion.

The eighth anthology is already in the works too.

On Medium: The Eucharist: Source of the Zombie Cannibal Mythos

Read on about the magical thinking in the Eucharist, the Paschal lamb, Mithraism, and zombies, and how horror hides in plain sight as a sanitized Christian routine.

Monday, July 17, 2023

On Medium: Is Civilization the Triumph of Slave Morality?

Here's an article about whether Nietzsche's criticism of Christianity applies to existentialism and to the resentment that drives our civilized revolt against nature.

Friday, July 14, 2023

On Medium: The Cosmic Poem that Spoils Galileo’s Bleak Equations

Read on about Galileo's scientistic metaphor of the “book of nature” that's written in the language of mathematics, the limits of science that nevertheless obtain, and why artists will finish the grand narrative.

Thursday, July 13, 2023

On Medium: UFOs as Apocalyptic Threats to Human Pride

Here's an article about the potential UFO coverup, the whistleblower David Grusch’s “ontological shock” to conformists, and how some seek and others flee from any such revelation.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

On Medium: How Even Science is as Arbitrary as the Taste in Art

Read on about the relativity of both collective and idiosyncratic conceptions, and the false dichotomy between objective truth and subjective opinion.

Monday, July 10, 2023

On Medium: Is Happiness Ever Honourable if Life is Absurd?

Read on about how we conform to different environments, the implications of elite knowledge, and whether we should always feel ashamed for forgetting the big picture.

Saturday, July 8, 2023

On Medium: “Intellectual Conservatives” and their Harmless Boogeymen

Here's an article about the shallowness of intellectual conservatism, as shown by Eric Voegelin's and Jordan Peterson's criticisms of “Gnosticism” and “neo-Marxist postmodernism.”

Friday, July 7, 2023

On Medium: The Weak Magic of Praying to God

Read on about how prayer is a vestige of prehistoric incantation, as though we were wizards and our words could cast a magic spell over the universe's creator.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

On Medium: Is Secular Thought Progressive or Self-Destructive?

Here's an article about the postmodern condition, the liberal’s faith in rational self-interest, and whether modern skepticism and individualism are liable to support a progressive society.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

On Medium: Wouldn’t the Resurrected Jesus Have Been Just a Horrific Zombie Monster?

Here's an article about how Christianity is based on zombie and ghost stories, due to the various motivations behind the legend or allegory of Jesus's resurrection.

Monday, July 3, 2023

On Medium: Is the Mind the Tool-User or a Tool?

Read on about the mind's functional nature, how the self emerged as an invention, and what the meaning of life must be for the inner person that's only an imaginary tool.