1. Introduction 1.1. Compatibilism I feel more comfortable with the free-will-existence debate than any other topic in philosophy. I personally have convinced several people to, if not change their mind, at least reconsider their position. The people I convinced were not philosophers, but still. My position on free will is the following: I am a … Continue reading Beyond Determinism: A Treatise (Freedom, Fate, or Both?)
Theism, atheism, and antitheism (Sam Harris is Wrong, Part 3)
Harris fails to appreciate the narrative power of religion, or the importance of belief. Here is an excerpt from a debate between Harris and Jordan Peterson, moderated by Bret Weinstein. Harris: I'm not saying that stories aren't incredibly powerful and useful and inevitable... Peterson: You are. You might be saying that they're inevitable. But you … Continue reading Theism, atheism, and antitheism (Sam Harris is Wrong, Part 3)
Is Dogma Eugenic?
My hypothesis is that dogmas raised human IQs. To explain why, I'll begin here:
One of the most powerful driving forces in evolution is called an evolutionary arms race.