Note: I've been toying with the idea of putting together a series of essays of my worldview and thoughts on different subjects. Partly as a way of working them out myself, and partly just for the interest. Below is a draft of the first installment. No one starts from first principles when developing a worldview; … Continue reading Reflections: First Principles
There is an idea – almost an axiom in our world – that strong, dogmatic belief leads to intolerance, social oppression, and the decay of reason, while an uncertain agnosticism that subjects everything to reason and logic leads to tolerance and open-minded harmony. Actually, it’s almost the opposite. I say almost because dogmatism certainly can … Continue reading Musings: On Certainty and Uncertainty
The incomparable Larry Correia gives us another treasure of a fisk, this time tearing into an article where a guy tries to argue that fast food is actually more economical for poor people than grocery food Let's just say the author of the piece fails to put his case beyond reasonable doubt. Mr. Correia, in … Continue reading Larry Correia on Cooking Poor
I was fantasizing about pitting one of my characters against Hannibal Lecter (because I do that sort of thing) when I came out with an argument that rather surprised me. It went something like this: When a psychologist is studying his patient, his only evidence are what the patient tells him about himself (drawn out … Continue reading Check My Reasoning Here
(The following came while reading a Yard Sale of the Mind post) How is it that a right exercised only on occasions determined by others, only under conditions dictated by others, and whose effectiveness is almost wholly determined by circumstances outside the individual's control should be counted as the defining element of liberty?
My latest post is up on Catholic Match: Of course, honor isn’t only expressed in momentous, world-shaking events like the American Revolution. In fact, it’s mostly expressed in small, day-to-day affairs in which we are offered the chance to do either what is right or what is easy. There’s an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show that … Continue reading Catholic Match Post: Love Honor More
At the Passion of the Lord, we see the true futility of humanistic hopes. Here is assembled representatives of the best humanity has to offer: Roman Law, Greek Philosophy, Jewish Faith, and they all utterly fail. The Law that was the bedrock of the Roman Empire, and indeed of all human institutions, proves impotent. Pilate … Continue reading The Passion and the Fall of Humanism: