Defining Atheism

There’s a nice new, short and to the point, video from Venaloid looking at the definitions of atheism and theism. Language often breaks down when discussing sensitive topics, in particular because the way we use words in conversation can drift over time and between groups. So a word may not mean quite the same thing […]

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Can God Lie?

I wanted to respectfully disagree with the content of this video from Venaloid: I want to disagree with the argument and I suppose in the process become God’s Advocate. (Rather than the Devil’s Advocate.) Not to say that I think god exists — spoiler: he doesn’t — but that arguments of this type aren’t entirely […]

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Cynical Theories: Review

When you come of age, you start to encounter deep and challenging philosophical questions; ones that don’t necessarily admit of simple straightforward answers. How do I prove I’m not in The Matrix or a Boltzmann Brain? How do I prove the Earth is round or that the moon landing wasn’t faked? If a tomato is […]

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Two Plus Two, Still

Earlier I recorded my take on the 2+2=5 controversy swirling around James Lindsay on Twitter. But aside from people who may be engaged in creative wordplay to remake math curricula in the Critical Social Justice image, some of their goofy suggestions provide legitimately interesting conversation so I recorded a video about it on another channel […]

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Feeling Conflicted

Recently the President of the United States tweeted the following: We are United in our effort to defeat the Invisible China Virus, and many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance. There is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favourite President! @RealDonaldTrump … and I don’t […]

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