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Emotional Terrorism Pt 2–The Age of Aggressive Prudery

They will pathologize you, whilst having their entire worldview ultimately born out of self-loathing… -Milo Yiannopoulos What is less often noticed is the regressiveness of popular religion in the Age of Enlightenment…I am inclined to conclude that one effect of … Continue reading

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Defending A Life Of The Mind

Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. -Mathew 10:16 My last post, “Against A Life Of The Mind,” warned that pursuing a life of the mind is … Continue reading

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Against A Life Of The Mind

“Wisdom is knowing what to overlook.” -William James I recently published a post criticizing an article titled “Philosophy: A Diseased Discipline,” which offered as “wisdom” the suggestion that we would do well to overlook most of philosophy, as it is … Continue reading

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‘Less Wrong’ Than You Might Think Pt3 – Philosophical Intuitions

“A man is well equipped for all the real necessities of life if he trusts his senses, and so cultivates them that they remain worthy of being trusted.” -Goethe “The only real valuable thing is intuition.” -Albert Einstein “It is … Continue reading

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Some Reflections On The 2013 Julian Jaynes Conference

I just returned from West Virginia where I was privileged to attend the 2013 Julian Jaynes Conference, which I am hoping will put Bicameral Studies on the map as a potential source for a new synthesis in psychology/psychiatry. What an … Continue reading

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“Alpha” or “Omega” Male? Pt 3 – Rise of the Nerds

Many people use the terms “Alpha Male” and “Beta Male” to refer to guys with machismo versus “nice guys.” This is a misunderstanding. I have known plenty of happy-go-lucky, sweet, innocuous guys who are terribly popular with both genders and … Continue reading

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Freeze Sucka! On Cultivating The Fighting Spirit

Misunderstanding Fight/Flight: When I started my training I assumed that martial arts would teach me to fight instead of flee; would teach me aggression; would instill in me that killer instinct, that willingness to seize the initiative and attack. This … Continue reading

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Judgement Day

“I’m a fake hero…the joke the gods played on me.” -Jim Morrison When Jesus was on the cross he asked God to forgive his persecutors because they didn’t really know what they were doing. Crucial for the following discussion is … Continue reading

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‘Less Wrong’ Than You Might Think (Pt 1)

I have yet to thoroughly read and analyze the Less Wrong blog, mostly because every time that I do I feel like I am being either deceived or patronized. However, I want to give it an honest shake, so my … Continue reading

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Think On These Things Too…

There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul. -Arnold … Continue reading

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