Looking for something fun to do on the web? Enjoy a collection of my favorite sites for reading, thinking, listening, and chatting. Subjects include debate, philosophy, logic, and art. Go forth and educate yourself.
- kialo.com | Collaborative discussion tool to explores issues from all angles.
- openculture.com | An immense link library to free courses of all subjects.
- procon.org | Exhaustive pro/con lists for all the common political issues.
- plato.stanford.edu | Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- iep.utm.edu | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Atheos App | Hand-held Manual for Epistemology
Here are some of my favorite thinkers/interviewers/orators. You can find these people on blogs, books, video and podcast.
- Peter Boghossian
- Richard Dawkins
- Bart Ehrman
- Neil DeGrasse Tyson
- Stephen Fry
- Jonathan Haidt
- Sam Harris
- Terrance McKenna
- Camille Paglia
- Jordan Peterson
- Steven Pinker
- Joe Rogan
- Paul Stamets
- Ben Shapiro
- Brett Weinstein
- Eric Weinstein
- Second Favorites, or people I’m keeping an eye on…
- Russell Brand
- Sean Carroll
- Daniel Dennett
- Lawrence Krauss
- Dave Rubin
- Lindsay Shepherd
- Dr. Mikhail Varshavski D.O.
- Salvoj Zizek
- Great Books Reading List | May I live long enough to read every one.
- Interesting Articles | I use tagpacker to save and organize interesting articles I’ve read.
- Quora | Social media for intellectuals. Ask a question, get answers. Bare your soul, tell us your story.
- Google Books | For free books, open up search tools, from “any books” select “Free Google eBooks”.
- archive.org | Massive repository for public domain resources.
- Goodreads | Look through a huge database of books. Browse through other people’s lists. Rate books you’ve read.
- Holy Books
- 16 Personalities | Personality test. Mine is INFJ, what’s yours?
- 9gag | Funny pictures & commentary. Sometimes totally vapid, sometimes profound.
- Flickr | (Many of this blog’s featured images come from from flickr)
- Reddit | The front page of the internet. Dive in and find a niche group that’s just right for you.
- Stars of the Lid | Contemplative music to listen to while you read or write.
- Podcasts | I’m a podcast junkie. Check out my favorite shows.
- wireclub.com | Chat and exchange ideas with someone new!
- Short Orange | Podcast discovery and management tool
- Movie Lens | Wondering what movie to watch next? Find one with this tool!
- AceReader Test | How fast can you read?
- Hemingway Editor | An easy proof reading tool to help you write better.
- Media Bias Fact Check | How does your favorite news source stack up?
- Type Racer | How fast can you type?
- Atheist Resources | An amazing and exhaustive list of resources for atheism.
- Cracked | Comedy website that always tricks people into learning something profound
- the minimalists | A simplified way of life.
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