Thursday, August 31, 2023

On Medium: Mathematicians as Magicians: The Trick Behind their Pompous Formalities

Here's an article about the link between magic tricks and the misleading formalities of mathematics, and how positing formal structures helps master the environment.

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

On Medium: Jesus the Lamb is Coming Soon to Rule

Read on about how the Book of Revelation is the Bible's anticlimax, due to its failed, contradictory prophecy about Jesus's empowerment on the Day of Judgment. 

Monday, August 28, 2023

On Medium: Noble Lies and the Recurring Withdrawals of Neo-Shamans

Read on about neo-shamanism, social outsiders, mainstream culture, and the reasons why there's a cycle of social compromises and of countercultural reforms.

Thursday, August 24, 2023

On Medium: How the Ice Age Turbocharged Human Intelligence

Here's an article about the ancient climate's impact on human intelligence, and how the ice age drove our species into building refuges from nature’s harsh indifference.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

On Medium: Why Scientists Don’t Understand the Inhuman Wilderness

Read on about how scientists use math to excel in mapping things without understanding them, and how transhumans might expand their intuition to encompass alienness.

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

On Medium: Should God be Rejected at the Final Judgment?

Here's an article about the plight of King Jesus, the farce of being judged by a monstrous deity, whether life is a divine test, and the relevance of anti-theism to atheists.

Monday, August 21, 2023

On Medium: The Varieties of Magic in a Disenchanted Cosmos

Read on about animism, high technology, the cruel wilderness, and some types of subjective and objective natural magic that appear in the disenchanted cosmos.

Thursday, August 17, 2023

On Medium: How to be Existentially Mature in an Infantile Society

Read on about prehistoric and late-modern immaturity, the key to reckoning with our common plight, and the prospects of choosing standards of real human maturity.

On Medium: Does Global Warming Guarantee Autocracy in the USA?

Read on about the link between illiberalism and physical hotheadedness, and how global warming will likely affect the American South, dragging the country into an autocracy.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

On Medium: Why Scriptures Are Still Revered In An Age of Disposable Text

Here's an article about the Bible’s structural advantage of forming its mystique in the ancient world when texts were inherently mysterious, long before our Age of Disposable Text.

Monday, August 14, 2023

On Medium: Are Scientists as Objective as Thermometers?

Read on about how objectivity works against understanding, thermometers set the standard for objectivity, and the pragmatic aspect of science makes it partly subjective. 

Thursday, August 10, 2023

On Medium: Are Scientists So Ruthless that they Orphan their Brainchildren?

Read on about the pragmatic aspects of knowledge and perception for squirrels, humans, and transhumans, and the difference between mapping and understanding real events.

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

On Medium: Why We Should Worship Absurdity

Read on to chart the sublime inhumanity that’s found beyond the lifeworld’s vanities, and how we can avoid trivializing God by personifying the ultimate creative power.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

On Medium: Hotheads and Cooler Heads: How Climate Decides Who’s Free

Here's an article about how climatic zones likely affect the reception of liberalism, and why the Torrid Zone is autocratic while the cooler regions are more compromising.

Monday, August 7, 2023

On Medium: How to Live Well in an Indifferent Universe

Read on for a critique of four ways of understanding morality, namely empathy, instrumental rationality, the retreat to fiction, and existential confrontation.

Friday, August 4, 2023

On Medium: Is Science Neutral or Imperialistic Towards Nature?

Read on about the progressive, mammalian purpose of deeming everything to be part of a “natural universe,” and about science's role in humanistic civilization.

Thursday, August 3, 2023

On Medium: The Mystery of Why Journalists Still Interview Politicians

Here's an article about why news outlets insist on interviewing politicians even though everyone expects the latter to be incapable of public shows of honesty.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

On Medium: The Sin of Trying to Rationally Justify Christian Beliefs

Read on about how the Gospel of John uses Doubting Thomas as a foil to counter Gnosticism, to proclaim that faith should be blind rather than a type of knowledge.