The Value of Belief Systems

Beware of “missing the forest for the trees”.

I love YouTube’s transcript feature. It makes grabbing interesting quotes from speakers so much easier. Here is a transcript of the interview between Brett Weinstein and Rebel Wisdom about the recent Weinstein v. Dawkins debate in Chicago, with a quote from Brett that I found particularly interesting.  Continue reading “The Value of Belief Systems”

Thoughts on “The Transhumanism Revolution”

In the service of an impulse that craves immortality, we have children, develop religious ideas that promise eternal life, and seek the kind of recognition that keeps our names alive long after we die.

This is a synthesis of two Quillette articles: “Writing for Quillette Ended My Theater Project” and “The Transhumanism Revolution”. They were both written by Libby Emmons.  Continue reading “Thoughts on “The Transhumanism Revolution””

Save Children’s Literature

A reading list should awaken children to the great classics, on whose cultural foundation the modern literary firmament was built.

Taking some notes on a Quillette article, “A Plea to Save Children’s Literature” by Carla Wilson. Continue reading “Save Children’s Literature”

Hollowing Out of the Humanities

Another article that I’m taking notes on: Camille Paglia: It’s Time for a New Map of the Gender World. Another reminder that this is not necessarily supposed to make sense to you, but I’m using this as a tool to understand ideas being published elsewhere. Continue reading “Hollowing Out of the Humanities”

In My Opinion…

This is a post idea I’ve had for a while now… I’m trying to feel out where I lie on certain issues. Many issues are complex and require a nuanced position, but I’m going to attempt to simplify some of my thoughts here.  Continue reading “In My Opinion…”

Animal Rights

“The strong will do what they can and the weak will yield what they must.”

Just taking some notes on a Quillette article about animal rights. “Only two lifetimes ago educated people endorsed chattel slavery. The raises the sobering question: how might present arrangements appear to inhabitants of a more enlightened future civilization?” Continue reading “Animal Rights”