Tag Archives: the philosophy of the everyday

Malignant True Believers

A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. – Winston Churchill On the way back home from my 30th birthday, I sat next to a 20-year-old, talkative Christian missionary to India. Aside from chattering about … Continue reading

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Life Buddies

We have gym buddies, we have drinking buddies, and we have shopping buddies. I want a life buddy. Someone to remind me to work toward my goals and to motivate me daily. I think, ideally, best friends or life partners … Continue reading

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I’m a doctor!!!

Dear freaders, When I started this blog, I was a lowly 19-year-old college student from New Mexico. In that time, I’ve lived in Australia, Seattle, and North Carolina, I’ve had a half-dozen jobs, and I’ve gone through graduate school. As … Continue reading

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Disparaging humor

One day, I stopped listening to the WTF podcast and to Walking the Room. I stopped reading the famous blogs of Brian Leiter, Jerry Coyne, and Larry Moran. I stopped hanging out with my friends Dave, Miranda, and so many … Continue reading

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The Agreement

Neil deGrasse Tyson recently made a stir in the philosophy community by disparaging the entire field as asking pseudoquestions. Essentially, he says philosophers waste their time, think they are doing important things, and he doesn’t have time for them. Admittedly, … Continue reading

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