Thursday, December 28, 2023

On Medium: What’s the Most Important Human Trait?

Here's an article about our most important trait, which is what makes people different from animals: our limited freedom to select our environments with elaborate technologies.

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

On Medium: Whose Voice is Loudest in the Free World?

Read on about the Western equivalent of the daily Muslim call to prayer, and how we often surrender to the dominant voices to escape our freedom.

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

On Medium: Who’s More Obnoxious, Conservative or Liberal Christians?

Read on about a competition for the ages: which side can be more obnoxious, conservative, authoritarian Christians or sentimental, wishy-washy liberal ones?

Monday, December 25, 2023

On Medium: Why Animals and People have Different Meanings in Life

Read on about the problem with John Vervaeke’s answer to the big philosophical question, which is that his approach applies more to animals than to people. 

Thursday, December 21, 2023

On Medium: Only Godlike Technology Can Save Us from Life’s Absurdity

Here's an article about transhumanism, existential doubts, and the blind spot in cognitive scientist John Vervaeke’s conservative take on life’s meaningfulness.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

On Medium: The Abomination of Christian Nationalism

Read on about the travesty of Trumpian Christian nationalism, as shown by Tim Alberta, and the liberal’s conundrum of how to address such a Hitlerian big lie.

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

On Medium: Does Science Preclude Atheism because Atheism Destroys Reason?

Read on to expose the sophistry of John Lennox’s facile remarks on how science supposedly conflicts with atheism because atheism undermines our capacity for reason.

Monday, December 18, 2023

On Medium: Can Atheists be Pantheists?

Read on about how atheism and pantheism are compatible, assuming the atheist is inclined to respond religiously to the cosmos’s wild creativity.

Thursday, December 14, 2023

On Medium: How Artistic Standards Can Lead Philosophers Astray

Here's an article that delves into a case study of how muddled literary philosophy can get, using Alexander Bard’s and Jan Söderqvist’s book Process and Event.

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

On Medium: What Made Napoleon the Forerunner of Modern Dictators?

Read on about the social megamachines of ancient and modern oligarchies, and the loss of compelling propaganda for late-industrial enterprises.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

On Medium: The Smuggling of Chivalry into the Laws of War

Read on about how the laws of war outlaw the targeted killing of leaders, on chivalric grounds, while permitting the horrors of the mass slaughter of grunts.

Monday, December 11, 2023

On Medium: All Hail the Pantheist’s Impersonal Gods!

Here's an article about whether the essence of pantheism is nature's unity or creativity, and why we should notice the anomaly of our counter-creations in the cosmic wilderness.

Thursday, December 7, 2023

On Medium: The Alt-Right’s Reverence for the Naturalness of Capitalism

Here's an article about social Darwinism, the men's rights movement, capitalism's role in history, and the sociobiological screed in Bard’s and Söderqvist’s Process and Event.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

On Medium: Are Monopolies Evil Geniuses or Blundering Fools?

Read on about whether monopolies are likely to be inefficient rather than the evil geniuses we might imagine them to be, given the case study of Canada’s telecom sector.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

On Medium: Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Muddled Response to the Nietzschean Challenge

Read on about a leading new atheist's pseudo-conversion to Christianity, and the search for a viable Western religion in the conflict between civilizations.

Monday, December 4, 2023

On Medium: Even Scientists are Trapped by their Intuitions

Read on about intuition, objectification, the pragmatic aspect of knowledge, and how mindless physicality may ultimately be inexplicable to social mammals like us.