I was recently at a Roll for Justice rally in support of Black Lives Matter. The speaker said, and I am paraphrasing, “People are mad about us protesting, rioting, burning buildings. Have any of them thought about how they would feel to be descended from people who were bought, mutilated, raped, and murdered without consequence?” … More Defund the Police.
At the very beginning of every single school day, students are asked to pledge their allegiance to the flag of the United States, and acknowledge the existence of a god in doing so. My informal argument for why this is problematic follows. We teach students, or at least we ought to, to take their words … More Stop Making Kids Pledge Their Allegiance To The Flag.
If the system was such that you could never afford a loaf of bread, would you steal or starve?
Yeah, I’ve talked about it before, but now you can see my face when the words come out of it, so it’s better. Plus there’s a whiteboard, see?
The three main areas of study in philosophy are epistemology, ethics, and metaphysics. Learn more in this fantastic video produced by an absolute dreamboat of a human being.
This is my first attempt at this kind of video. The good news is that it can only get better from here!
It seems that ‘maybe’ is generally regarded as a stand in to an answer until further information is available. E.g. one might answer ‘maybe’ in response to the question, “Will it rain tomorrow?” In this case, maybe is not the answer to the question, it is a statement that the question will be answered when … More The Correct Answer is Maybe.
You know what would make an excellent religion? That the world is a computer game and so we must make offerings to the players controlling our lives and our universe. What would an offering consist of you ask? Why, whatever you think would make your player happy. If you believe helping out the poor and … More Computerism
That guy who got significantly less votes than his opponent, but then is still president because the several people in North Dakota get as many votes as the entire West Coast, made a speech yesterday. I felt it elicited a response. Regarding the World War Two veterans and the astronauts who went to the moon, … More The COBC Response to the State of the Union
Here’s the deal, I’m not sure all the words and stuff we’re building prove any kind of meaningful intelligence. As far as the words go, most animals have a way to communicate the desire for coitus, impending danger, and food. It might just be the case that they don’t have any inclination to talk about … More Humans aren’t very smart.