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.
The Skeptical Paradox is essentially the recognition that, as a fallible being, your perception of the universe might be entirely flawed, and so nothing is as it seems. In acknowledging that this is the case, you seem to eliminate the justification for any of your beliefs, and if you have no justified beliefs then you … More The Skeptical Paradox
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!
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
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.
Yesterday was Christmas, in case you missed that. I think the idea that there is a war on Christmas is funny, it is literally everywhere. If you’re a Christian, the problem isn’t people abandoning Christmas, it’s too many people embracing it, enjoying the traditions without any regard to the religious aspect. Christmas is turning Halloween, … More What’s Up With There Not Being Any Valentine’s Day Songs?
September 6th marks two important anniversaries in the life of someone to whom I was uniquely close, his name was Don. Don was born on September 6th, 1982, and he died on September 6th, 2011. A neat and tidy 29 years, no remainder. It also, now, marks the birth of the daughter of one of … More Life and Death
The title of this piece is false advice. If you want to hurt people, don’t. If you want to hoard money for no reason while people starve to death, or work menial jobs forever to no happy end, don’t. However, if you want to move to the beach, do. If you want to open an … More Do Whatever You Want, You Have To Anyways.