Category: Philosophy

Ignorance and Equality

This short article mentions a few important considerations when discussing equality. What sort of equality is justified? Any, none, or somewhere in between? I say somewhere in between, spurred by a friend’s Facebook status as follows: Equality is the enemy

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How Dumb The Liberal Concept of Force Sounds

Sometimes left-libertarians try to espouse a liberal, or widely scoped, concept of force. Mainly, that forms of expression such as speech or dress can be considered coercive. Not only does the “solution” lead naturally to centralized society via censorship, it

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Arguing for the God of the Gaps and Against Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer is a cool dude and one of many who oppose the use of God of the Gaps argumentation. In this article I propose a valid form of such argumentation. Here is a quote from Bonhoeffer: how wrong it

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NAP Problems

I read a comment by a friend on Facebook recently about the NAP and it kicked off the conversation described and editorialized below. This continues my belief that the NAP is a weak grounding for economic analysis or derived normative

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Futureproof Christianity

Years ago I improved on Pascal’s Wager with the Vandivierian Wager. An article on it is here and a video on it is here. This article reinforces that argument in two ways. First, I specifically reinforce the defense against future

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Another Link Re Education and Irreligion

I previously argued that the argument “Education is correlated with secularism” is fallacious. This article adds another scholarly article to the pile of evidence that the aforementioned argument is fallacious. Tldr: Scientists and highly educated folks typically decide on their

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3 Problems With Libertarianism

Lauren Southern just released a video criticizing modern libertarianism. She’s got some points, but imo they mostly apply to the modern libertarian movement and not libertarianism qua libertarianism as an intellectual thingy. This article points out my three issues with

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8 General Critical Thinking Skills

People sure talk alot about general and critical thinking skills. I’m not always sure what they mean, but in my present view the following 8 skills would qualify, all of which I deem important: The ability to clearly identify the

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Defending Iterative Christianity

There are two goals within the Church: To produce the highest quality Christians In terms of theological and practical perfection (sanctification / holiness) To produce the highest quantity of Christians That is, to bring as many people to salvation as

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Denotative Dominance

I recently wrote about an approach to reading the Bible called Moderate Literalism. This article expands that approach with a hermeneutic I am calling Denotative Dominance. The idea is about the proper ascertainment of the meaning of words used in

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