Early Thoughts on Christian Transhumanism

I’ve thought about Christian Transhumanism off and on in the past, but I don’t think I’ve ever done a deep dive. I will be reading and listening more soon, but this article summarizes my current thoughts as of now. This line of thought is inspired by listening to a pair of podcast episodes: Ep 37: … Read more Early Thoughts on Christian Transhumanism

The Great Debate On Morality, Opening Remarks

This prospective article is drafted to outline my opening remarks for a live YouTube debate with my friend Dan Rothschild. This is part one of a series of at least two and possibly three. After the debate, I will write a postmortem and collect relevant links in that article, including a link to this article … Read more The Great Debate On Morality, Opening Remarks

Christianity and the Shadow of the Future

Prisoner’s dilemmas create a situation where, in the short run, individuals have an incentive to act in a way that does not lead to a group optimal result. In a repeated game, however, players can gain optimally through cooperation. Because Christians expect to live eternally, and indeed to that extent, we should expect these folks … Read more Christianity and the Shadow of the Future

Against Moral Autodeterminism

This article argues that secular moral autodetermism is an equally poor option compared to secular nihilism, and therefore secularism is once again non-preferred to Christianity. Countless somebodies and nobodies have written on Rules for Life. The trend is given new attention with Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life and Chris Pratt’s equally good 9 Rules for … Read more Against Moral Autodeterminism

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 of freedom. A striking quote with some truth to it, but let’s see if we … Read more Ignorance and Equality

Two Dispositions in Economic Analysis

This article makes what I consider to be the obvious argument for what economists should do. As all people should, economists should do what is good. Peculiar to economists is the tool set of economic analysis. I propose that a good economist makes use of the analytical tools of economics to achieve good things. I … Read more Two Dispositions in Economic Analysis

Re: On Slavery and Subjugation of Women

This article responds to a specific section of Michael Huemer’s Scary Bible Quotes, “On Slavery and Subjugation of Women.” In an answer to Question 5 in his introduction, Michael Huemer claims his quotes are in context. I will echo his other critics and argue at least one of his points is definitively not in context. … Read more Re: On Slavery and Subjugation of Women

Is Old Testament Slavery Evidence Against Biblical Morality?

I will argue that the institution of slavery under Old Testament law is not evidence for the immorality of the Bible. For something to be immoral it must be demonstrated as differing from a standard of morality. God’s will is the standard of morality. God’s will is expressed in Old Testament law Therefore, Old Testament … Read more Is Old Testament Slavery Evidence Against Biblical Morality?

The Risk Paradox

In economics, the theory goes, actors can be risk loving, risk neutral, or risk averse. Most people, the theory continues, are risk averse. Insurance institutions are risk neutral and rarely you will encounter perhaps a gambling addict or some such individual who is actually risk loving. Risk loving actors introduce a paradox which is not … Read more The Risk Paradox

The Importance of Moral Information

This article will argue that information is heterogeneous. It will further argue that a particular kind of information is moral information and that information is a key driver of consumer and producer preference. These preferential changes can result in significant shifts of entire supply and demand curves. Let’s say you are told something. You are … Read more The Importance of Moral Information