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Genetic Drift vs. Memetic Drift

Genes vs. Memes Most readers have at least a rough idea of what genes are and how they work in biology. The types of genes that are prevalent in a population help determine how prosperous and accomplished that population will … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson Read All of Sam Harris’ Books

The respective philosophies of Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson have not intermeshed smoothly so far. In two separate hour-length podcasts, the two men could not agree on a common concept of “truth” or an agreed upon method for the discovery … Continue reading

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Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson, and Brett Weinstein… Where They Belong

I Am Not Talking About Vancouver Tomorrow, 23 June 2018, Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris will attempt another futile debate on the relative merits of their divergent epistemologies. The event at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver is sold out. The … Continue reading

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Is Your Life NOT a Journey?

Longer and longer lives for fewer and fewer people born in the civilised world. What is it all about? Is it possible that our “metaphor” for life — a journey from birth to death — prevents us from living the … Continue reading

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Ideology and the Dangerous Child

A child is born with innate reflexes, instincts, predispositions, aptitudes, and limitations. When confronted with the outside world, the child begins to assimilate experiences of the world into his internal milieu — and he is permanently changed, every single day. … Continue reading

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Happiness Deconstructed

What is Happiness? First, a few things that happiness IS NOT: bitter hostility, helpless loneliness, a despairing dearth of choices, a lack of personal confidence based upon genuine personal incompetence, the absence of any meaningful purpose. The Happiness of Pleasure … Continue reading

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Building a Positive Future Instead of Tearing it Down

We have discovered through hard trial and error that a society without a sense of larger purpose drifts into nihilism and despair. __ ColonyofCommodus To build a future, people must have a sense of purpose — “a larger purpose” than … Continue reading

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Maskering Your Own Deskiny

It’s not easy bein’ me Masker of me own deskiny And I hates responsibiliky It’s not easy bein’ me _Popeye In plain non-Popeye English, mastering your own destiny. How does one grow to dance to his own tune instead of … Continue reading

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