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October 13, 2016 – Newsletter 1

Newsletter 1) The Intellectual Yet Idiot  by Nassim Taleb Nassim Taleb is obnoxious but makes interesting points. Specifically, I’m interested in looking into some of Taleb’s quasi-assertions. The anti-GMO argument has been soundly de-bunked by a lot of top-notch scientists, and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on heroism and gender in Netflix’s Daredevil

Your blogger is a fan of comics, and of well-made television, and so Netflix’s Daredevil has been an absolutely treat; a rare intersection of these two worlds. The characters have enough depth to add a layer of intrigue that comics take months or years … Continue reading

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Religious belief requires a healthy dose of narcissism

That’s kind of an awkward sounding title right? Maybe a little abrasive? The notion that being religious implies a certain level of narcissism seems incredibly counter-intuitive too. Aren’t most religions about doing good, caring for others, and putting faith in … Continue reading

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Creativity vs: Originality

I’ve gotten into arguments about the nature of creativity.  Most people use creativity and originality interchangeably, but I think there is value in specifying the natural distinction, albeit one not encapsulated by their standard definitions.  First, let’s start with the … Continue reading

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Assigning rights via efficiency

I stumbled upon this article earlier today and it really got me worked up.  The short of the situation is that Ms. McGregor walked into Mr. Sadeen’s barber shop wanting a male haircut.  Mr. Sadeen and his employees, being devout … Continue reading

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The myth of bountiful time

Images like this abound on facebook and lately have started to irk me. Bear in mind that I’m not exactly a friend of fat people, but these are exactly the kind of naive tropes that wind up gaining critical mass … Continue reading

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Step one for Ontario Education reform

Every once in a while I’m reinvigorated by others who share my beliefs.  Yesterday I read this announcement and my brain lit up.  I am a firm believer that 95% of the world’s problems will be fixed, in time, with an … Continue reading

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