Friday, May 31, 2024

On Medium: Do the Enlightened Few have Moral Obligations?

Here's a dialogue on whether wisdom entails the renunciation of vulgar norms, and specifically whether traditional or modern sages should indulge in sex.

Thursday, May 30, 2024

On Medium: The Ironic Nostalgia for Childhood Naivety

Read on about the irony of nostalgia for the joys and freedoms of childhood since most adults are more childish than they presume.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

On Medium: Confronting an Islamist Diatribe Against Modernity

Read on about how despite the flaws of modern progress in America and Israel, the Islamist invitation to return to medieval-style traditions should be unwelcome.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

On Medium: Is America being Punished with a Dark Age for Abandoning its "Christian" Roots?

Here's an article that sorts through a Christian nationalist’s doubletalk, showing how modern conservatives rationalize their Trumpism with gross distortions of history and theology.

Monday, May 27, 2024

On Medium: Jordan Peterson Thinks Atheism is Groundless

Read on to sort through some of Jordan Peterson's conservative confusions and sophistries about religion to see why atheism is far from currently groundless.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

On Medium: Left-Wing Decadence and the Return of Matriarchal Culture

Read on about corporate and technological infantilization of consumers, and why that process might be complemented by a surge of matriarchal, feminine values.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

On Medium: The Charade of the “Pro-Life” Stance on Abortion

Here's an article about the conservative's sophistries about the abortion of fetuses, and why we humour the conservative’s toothless threats against modernity.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

On Medium: Larry David: A Scapegoated Jewish Antihero

Read on about the hidden meanings of Judaism and of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and the fate of the indignant satirist who thwarts a Kafkaesque bureaucracy.

Monday, May 20, 2024

On Medium: Is Moral Cooperation Rooted in Nature’s Productivity?

Read on about the progressive revolt against natural norms, and whether game theory shows that morality only repurposes the productivity built into nature's mathematical order.

Thursday, May 16, 2024

On Medium: What if the Universe is All in God’s Head?

Here's an article that tests the merits of naturalism and metaphysical idealism, asking whether matter is real or whether only minds and their contents exist.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

On Medium: Techno-Toys Don’t Make the Transhuman

Read on about the message of transhumanist science fiction that hides in plain sight since these stories are about secular humanism's impact on us and the planet here and now.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

On Medium: Dispense with the Confused Ambition of Earning “F-You Money”

Here's an article about the popular goal of earning financial independence as a way to brush off social demands, and why the poor are likely mentally freer than the rich.

Monday, May 13, 2024

On Medium: The Terrors of Outer Space and Deep Time

Read on about how the source of cosmic horror is surprisingly something near and familiar, namely our conscious self, not the remoteness of faraway places or times.

Thursday, May 9, 2024

On Medium: When Misanthropes Claim the Moral High Ground

Here's an article about the perversity and incoherence of preachy antinatalism, and how moralistic misanthropes resemble Hippies who want to retain their idealism even after their experience and worldview exclude it.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

On Medium: Trumpian Israel Meets Arab Medievalism

Here's an article about Israel's Trumpian regime, the Muslim world's medievalism, and how to see past the Western Left’s one-sided assessment of the Israel-Hamas conflict.

On Medium: Decrying the Prosperity Gospel of Americanized Christianity

Read on about how Joel Osteen's Americanized prosperity gospel is just one more mainstream debasement of Jesus’s subversive ethos.

Monday, May 6, 2024

On Medium: The Prospect of Tragic Heroism in the Cosmic Scheme

Here's an article about why we should begin philosophizing by contemplating the worst-case existential scenario since that raises the stakes of our potential heroism.

Thursday, May 2, 2024

On Medium: When Leftist Political Correctness is Just Obnoxious Hypocrisy

Read on about moralistic showboating, the real causes of social progress, and how the progressive talk of social justice becomes insufferable when it's based on flagrant hypocrisy.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

On Medium: Human Pride Isn’t Just Arbitrary Arrogance

Read on about how to justify our pride in our species, and to recognize the glory and strangeness of life’s basic condition and of our historic relation to nature.