May 7, 2018
Aiming for the truth in a postmodern world is like aiming at a moving target, standing on a boat on a stormy sea. We have information, yes. But weather that information is valid or true, is a totally different question.
When we say true, what do we mean? When we say facts, what is it? What's the difference between facts, evidence, and proof? How about believing and knowing? What's the difference? These are important distinctions that must be made especially if we're searching for truth.
June 3, 2017
This is the premier episode of I’m Not Part of This Madness (INPOTM). Welcome! In this episode, we’ll talk about who this podcast is for. No doubt, that if you’ve found your way here this is for you but I still want to talk to you about the backstory of how I found my audience. So, sit back, get comfy, and let’s get started!
June 3, 2017
Let’s talk about what this podcasts is all about. The intention of this show is to spread the critical thinking, reason, self-analysis, and truth. It’s only through these principles that we can avoid the madness of the world. Without any principles, without thinking, we all fall prey to dangerous fallacies and manipulation. It’s time to think!Let’s talk about what this podcasts is all about. The intention of this show is to spread the critical thinking, reason, self-analysis, and truth. It’s only through these principles that we can avoid the madness of the world. Without any principles, without thinking, we all fall prey to dangerous fallacies and manipulation. It’s time to think!
June 4, 2017
A lot of people give a lot of weight on “the truth.” People seek it and die for it. But how many people ever gave a careful thought about the truth? Or probed into the essence of truth. What is the truth? In this episode, we’re going to probe deeper into the nature of truth because this is the truth about the truth.
July 17, 2017
Self-identified atheists tend to be aligned with the Democratic Party and with political liberalism.69% of atheists identify as Democrats (or lean in that direction), and a majority (56%) call themselves political liberals (compared with just one-in-ten who say they are conservatives). Atheists overwhelmingly favor same-sex marriage (92%) and legal abortion (87%). In addition, three-quarters (74%) say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm.
We live in a soulless, godless, indifferent world. I don’t have any problems with that. Because I have no soul, I’m just a biomechanical/biochemical machinery that was born, lives, then will eventually die. But I think the effect of removing god and all the apparatuses attached with the concept of believing in god is not necessarily good for society because it creates quasi-religious behaviors, ideas, and entities.
July 24, 2017
I don’t know how it came about this over focus on feelings. That everything is feelings-based, that everything is relative (and therefore, there is no truth). Political discourse has devolved into who’s the oppressed and who's the oppressor. Political power is gained by being the most oppressed minority. News can be summed up to whack the bigot or the bully, or whack the white racist. This is The Age of Madness.
July 31, 2017
All living organisms depend upon their ability to perceive reality as accurately as possible in order to survive. Animals in the wild that misjudge or make an inaccurate assessment of their reality gets eaten. A monkey that perceives a log floating in the water instead of a crocodile gets eaten.
Every organism perceives reality through their senses, sometimes those senses makes errors. To be more specific, the brain interpreting the sense data coming from the sense organs can make errors. The goal therefore of organisms is to get rid of as much errors as in order to see reality as accurately as it can.
Over time organisms evolved strategies in order to compensate for these errors. Some animals developed speed, some strength, some poison, so it could still get away in case it makes an error.
One animal in particular developed a brain capable of reason and logic. This is what separates men from beasts.
So why reason and logic, abstract thinking? Why not just based everything on feelings? Listen to find out!
August 28, 2017
I will not bore you with the details of what happened in the Charlottesville Unite The Right Protest; that is relegated to others who covered this event wall to wall. In this episode we’ll have a discussion of how language is used to manipulate you and to a certain extent imprison your mind. White Supremacists, Nazis, Fascists, and racists what do they really mean? Do the people using these terms really understand what they’re talking about??? How are these words inflicted and used as weapons to shape and herd people into groups.
September 4, 2017
Equality, the notion that everybody is born equal is preposterous and dangerous to society. People are not born equal, some people are born more talented than others, some people are more beautiful than others, some are born taller than others etc. Our access to justice is equal (or should be equal) and rights granted to each individual are equal… but individuals are never equal. Believing otherwise creates schism in society.