Consciousness / mind · Mockery · philosophy · Politics

Cartesian Dualism

Whining about dumb, annoying people as usual.

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Atheism · Mockery · philosophy · Religion · sam harris

Yea But What Caused God? Checkmate.

Cosmological arguments reason from some state of affairs to the necessity of an uncaused cause, the attributes of which justify it being labeled as God; however, according to the esteemed intellectual tradition of New Atheism, “the” cosmological argument (having never read a book, New Atheists think there is one cosmological argument) is patently flawed, nothing more than… Continue reading Yea But What Caused God? Checkmate.

Consciousness / mind · Mockery · philosophy · Politics · sam harris

New Year, Same Dumb Psychology

I figure it’s appropriate to finish out the year with another barely cohernnt rambling complaint#2016 Why are individuals privileged by mental illness? The mainstream understanding of psychological disorders is the biopsychosocial model; this model sees disorders as originating from a combination of factors: genetics and biology, cognitive patterns, and social milieu. Each of these locates… Continue reading New Year, Same Dumb Psychology

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Fake News & Post-truth

There are two related topics making the rounds on social media: fake news and ‘post-truth,’ Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year. In fake news Clinton supporters have found another scapegoat – in addition to self-hating women, racists, misogynists, white supremacists, stupidity, Islamophobes, etc – for their emotionally devastating loss to orangutan-elect Donald Trump, and the dictionary’s… Continue reading Fake News & Post-truth