The Merging of Economics with Physics

Why Are Physicists Drawn to Economics? If you are one of these people, let me try to disabuse you of these notions. Your mathematical abilities are actually not that much better than most economists (if they are better at all). You will have to spend…

Jordan Peterson – IQ and The Job Market

Although this video was released just a day of writing this post, it has already gotten over 24,000 views and hundreds of votes and comments, guaranteeing it will be among his most popular videos ever. Why is this video so popular? Because it’s about IQ,…

The Slow Presidency

The news and blog cycle has been like tumbleweeds of late…who would have guessed that the Trump presidency would be such a yawner. I did, but still even kinda surprised by how slow things have been. Of course , things can change. In 2000, the…

The Philosophy-STEM alliance

As the Cowen vs. Rationalism spat shows, the harshest critics of rationalism are rationalists. Cowen, Noah, and Wilkinson, all of whom are smart, empirically minded, and Platonists, meet the criteria of being rationalists, and the Rationality community holds them in high regard. That’s part of…

Michael Huemer and Terrorism

In 2012, philosophy professor Michael Huemer, who kinda looks like Moldbug, did a TedX talk about irrationality in politics: The audience was probably thinking “this guy looks and sounds pretty smart…he must be correct,” but within two minutes into the talk, there is an error…

How to Predict, Part 3: HBD, Rationalism, and Trusted Sources

Part 1: How To Predict Part 2: How To Predict, Part 2: The Downfall of the Popular IPO My overall thesis is, whether there is economic collapse or not, is that America and China, economically, will continue to outperform the rest of the world. Europe,…

Trump and China Relations Strengthen: Another Correct Prediction

Who would of guessed that despite Trump’s campaign rhetoric, Xi Jinping and Trump would become pals? Trump Rips U.S.-Russia Relations, Opens Up to China: The dire descriptions of fault lines between Washington and Moscow stood in stark contrast with the praise and appreciation Trump heaped…

Law and Morality

Opponents of ethical naturalism may argue that consequentialism and utilitarianism are constructs of man that presuppose ‘reason’ and other ‘enlightenment’ values, sidestepping metaphysics and divinity. But the Bible is a creation of man and is interpreted by man. All forms of law (natural, positive, and…

Most debates are over semantics, not issues

Wittgenstein posited language as the source of philosophical disagreements and confusion. Such semantic confusion seems pervasive not only to philosophy, but almost all modern political and ethical discourse. Most issues involve tying to define words, not necessarily the issue in and of itself. For example:…