There is a fundamental problem with human nature that one could say is the primary thing I try to address with this blog and everything else I write. The problem is: We need to be in constant conflict. We need monsters, we need enemies. If all is well, we create conflict out of thin air … Continue reading The Desire for Conflict
There are two main arguments I have against the belief that morality comes from religion. My first argument is, well, the fact that nobody can explain how that’s even possible in the first place. There is nothing moral about being commanded. Ordering someone to behave a certain way has nothing to do with morality; it’s … Continue reading Morality Does Not Come From Religion
"If there's one thing the history of evolution has taught us it's that life will not be contained. Life breaks free, it expands to new territory, and crashes through barriers painfully, maybe even dangerously... I'm simply saying that life finds a way." And yet we continue to develop the most advanced kind of life form … Continue reading Jurassic Park – Why It’s The Most Important Movie Ever
Part of my motivation in writing this article is to remind myself of its lesson. What I'm going to explain is something I myself often forget. Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, bugs gotta crawl. I admit that I am a judgmental person. Objectively speaking, I don't think my being judgmental is justified (most of … Continue reading Judging Certain Lifestyles
Ever wonder why people get so emotionally worked up when discussing politics? My answer to this question is ultimately why years ago I chose to be a liberal. It comes down to human nature and the fact humans are tribal by nature. Tribalism isn't limited to where our 'group' lives, or appears, or behaves. It … Continue reading Why Is Politics So Divisive?