Find the Absurdities in Your Own Arguments

Part 1: Modus-Tollens Moral arguments are hard because often you are arguing with someone who simply has different fundamental presuppositions than you do. It’s hard to apply formal logic to morality because when reach those base axioms, you’re at an impasse. However, one thing that we can do is show that the opponent’s moral system, … Continue reading Find the Absurdities in Your Own Arguments

Malevolent Artificial Intelligence (Sam Harris is Wrong, Part 4)

I don't think this post was very good as originally written. However, it is part 4 in a multi-part series, so in lieu of deleting it, I have re-written the arguments I made as part of a larger post, here. The arguments from this post made it into part 1 and part 4. There is … Continue reading Malevolent Artificial Intelligence (Sam Harris is Wrong, Part 4)

How to Become Successful

Make your failures temporary and your successes permanent. Right there is how to become successful. Make your failures temporary and your successes permanent. That, simply put, means to engage in activities where the potential upside is compounding, whereas the potential downside is temporary. Take, for example, submitting a book to a publisher. A potential failure … Continue reading How to Become Successful