I write stuff.
In this blog post I explore the credibility of near death experience reports, and plausibility of an afterlife from a scientific viewpoint.
Political tension is on the rise. Whether it be over dinner, online, or with coworkers, political disagreements have become commonplace. Fortunately for you, you'll never need to suffer the loss of one of these political debates ever again. Just follow these four simple steps and you'll be a paying lip-service to your political ideals like never before.
Why we need to build a city in Antartica.
In regards to climate change, 2018 was a historic year. Both the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the US government released frightening reports, describing potential dangers to come. All the while, strange weather patterns (such as record-breaking heat waves, forest fires, and hurricanes), occupied the news. Despite all this, governments have either failed to or refused to slow down the destruction of the environment to any meaningful degree. Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is at a ten year high, while we release more carbon emissions than any year in history. Brazil's new president promises to follow the United States in pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement and "build a freeway through the Amazon". This has, understandably, left people feeling hopeless. People want the situation to get better, but often don't know what they can do to help. That's why I wrote this article. In it, I lay out our options save our planet, and the level of positive change each one will bring.
This is the first article that I've written for SecularVoices.com. In it I discuss the problem of evil, a paradox first articulated by the Greek philosopher Epicurus. It goes as follows: Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? Despite the nature of the subject being inherently controversial, it did quite well. In a relatively short period of time it gained hundreds of times more views than is typical for a blog post at Secular Voices.