On Prudence

I am no luddite; my profession is abstracted ideas and bureaucracy at the moment. However, something I have noticed, particularly after owning a house, is that "village life" or working with nature or physical properties makes man prudent in a unique way. This is because nature is a complex system of dichotomies; there is no … Continue reading On Prudence

Mind Viruses

If you've ever watched genuine conspiracy theorists at it, you've seen a slew of distortions designed to trap people into patterns of thinking that oversimplify nuances and give an unduly broad scope of explanation to a particular idea. The essence of this is, to me, a "mind virus." It appeals to something we desperately desire … Continue reading Mind Viruses

Intellectual Porn; Why I’m not an Ancap

I got into an interaction on Twitter which got me thinking (see the whole thread and the back and forth between me and "Nom DeGuerre"). https://twitter.com/isaacwmiller/status/1006603507087085568 https://twitter.com/DeGuerre_Nom/status/1006604845917327360 Intellectualism is usually at least partly hedonistic. It is, as much as cuisine or sex, an effort to achieve a sense of fulfillment and harmony with the world … Continue reading Intellectual Porn; Why I’m not an Ancap