The Connection Between Irrationality & Certainty

It is very likely that we are wrong about everything.

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Humans are famously bad at being rational, objective, and careful thinkers.

People readily still believe that God is punishing thousands for not believing in his son by sending them to hell, that the constellations can predict our temperament & personalities…

The Ethics of Vaccines, Personal Responsibility, and Harm

A nationwide mandate for vaccines does not infringe on the liberties of the individual because of the more prescient obligation to not cause harm to citizens.

The cost of allowing for freedom outweighs the benefit of preventing harm.

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The problem with liberty, as many thinkers have addressed, is that providing…

Why Intuitions Are More Persuasive Than Arguments

“They’re so cold, these scholars!
May lightning strike their food
so that their mouths learn how
to eat fire!”

— Friedrich Nietzsche

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Academic philosophy is particularly bad at changing society for the better because, in order to have access to it, one has to first get through a lot of…

Why Academics Rarely Agree on Anything

“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubt, while the stupid people are full of confidence.” — Charles Bukowski

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In my youth, particularly my teens, I was a fundamentalist Christian. I strongly believed in the doctrines of Reformed theologians, which included total depravity, unconditional…

Elitism & Its Peril

When academics disagree with popular culture, they are falling into the trap of assuming that because they are intelligent in one field, they must also be expert analysts in all fields.

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Academics in Disagreement With Pop Culture

Recently, I recommended a show to a friend. I couldn’t stop watching this show and I thought my friend…

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Author of “Up in the Air: Christianity, Atheism & the Global Problems of the 21st Century” on AMAZON | Exploring Ethical Living | IG: jakub.ferencik.official

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