For intellectual stimulation, I try to wtach the deep and pretentious whenever I can. Oxford does not fail to disappoint. Their debates suck ass. Recently, I watched the debate about whether God exists which is stupid question. Which one? Which version? A few weeks ago, an angry atheist pointed out to me that I amContinue reading “On the Quality of Oxford Union Debates”
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OnlyFans, Olivia Dunne, and the Dystopia of Contemporary Hottness
Recently, Olivia Dunne has made headlines after her fans got stalky and rabid. Now, the online discourse has surrounded the stupid debate between “boys will be boys” and she is selling her body online and she is a vulnerable woman and this shows how scary men can be. No girl, obviously, deserves to be rapedContinue reading “OnlyFans, Olivia Dunne, and the Dystopia of Contemporary Hottness”
Ballerini Ethics: The Ethics of Loyalty
I term this Ballerini Ethics after Kelsea Ballerini’s song “If You Go Down” in which she says she’ll lie to protect her friend from the consequences of murdering of her friend’s husband. Now, of course, the singer would claim this was an exageration but if that’s true, it doesn’t sound much better. If her friend,Continue reading “Ballerini Ethics: The Ethics of Loyalty”
Is a Liberal Arts Education a Liberal Arts Education?
So, for mental health reasons, I never got a degree from college despite having completed the requirements for a double major in political science in history and earning thirteen more credits than I needed to graduate. The reason I am officially a droopout is I am missing two language and two math classes. There areContinue reading “Is a Liberal Arts Education a Liberal Arts Education?”
Hegelian Paradigms in Relationships
Is Leo DiCaprio immoral in his dating relationships with of-age women of whom he is decades their senior? Instinctively, I have two responses. One is my libertarian response, which says that, while discomforting, our society is about right with regards to age of majority at eighteen, they are brain developed enough to ethically consent andContinue reading “Hegelian Paradigms in Relationships”
Do Toxic People Exist?
With a background in psychology and having spent much time in the extremely human realms that are politics and religion, I am possibly qualified to give a view on the question in the title. No. Toxic people don’t exist. People exist with toxic qualities. In fact, everyone has them. Perhaps, that’s stating the obvious butContinue reading “Do Toxic People Exist?”
Approches to Disability: Kafka’s The Metamorphosis versus The Phantom of the Opera
Without question The Phantom of the Opera is far more popular and I would say that a part of the reason is that its answer is easier for the audience. Erik is a violent sociopath stalking his sexual obsession and he follows a literary archetype of someone who society has wronged turning to the darkContinue reading “Approches to Disability: Kafka’s The Metamorphosis versus The Phantom of the Opera”
The Autistic Movement: Do I Like it?
No, I don’t like the autistic movement for a lot of reasons. First, they take extreme and untennable positions. Especially, the rejection of any treatment for anything whatsoever. The regarding of every trait as a difference and not a disorder and that it should be afforded the same dignity. They’re not for reducing the scopeContinue reading “The Autistic Movement: Do I Like it?”
Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory: Cognitive Biases and the Rebirth of History
Are humans capable of ending history? No. While many macro political decisions can be assigned to why liberalism began to crack but some of them were the people. To use one example, people naturally want the low-density, auto-centric, suburbia and they also become alienated, friendless, suicidal, and nationalist when they get that because, in theContinue reading “Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory: Cognitive Biases and the Rebirth of History”
The Normative Pipette
Of the modes of ethical and moral reasoning I employ, one of them is the normative pipette. It is similar to Rawls’s “Veil of Ignorance” and has that if one could modify the human condition and the human experience, what would you change? The thought experiment regards genetic and epigenetic editing to do things likeContinue reading “The Normative Pipette”