Entertaining New Realities In “The Joe Rogan Experience”

Entertaining New Realities In “The Joe Rogan Experience” By David Metcalfe March 15, 2019 One day, when I was in 6th grade, we had a substitute teacher for our science class. We were supposed to just work on our assignment while he supervised us, but he had a different plan. He started telling us a vast array of “scientific” theories he had, most notably: time … Continue reading Entertaining New Realities In “The Joe Rogan Experience”

How I Try To Find Hope In The Midst Of Depressing Thoughts

How I Try To Find Hope In The Midst Of Depressing Thoughts By David Metcalfe March 12, 2019 No One Has Ever Seen The Same Movie The discipline of psychology is predicated on the idea that the human mind is at least somewhat independent of the circumstances around it. I like to use the example of a movie theatre to illustrate how this works. Let’s … Continue reading How I Try To Find Hope In The Midst Of Depressing Thoughts

Why I Don’t Love Islam, But I Love Muslims (and you should too)

Why I Don’t Love Islam, But I Love Muslims (and you should too) By David Metcalfe March 6, 2019 It is terribly unfortunate to see any group of people be hated, mistreated, and misrepresented. It is an injustice to the people, to good morality, and to the pursuit of truth. There are few groups I have seen in modern times that fall victim to this … Continue reading Why I Don’t Love Islam, But I Love Muslims (and you should too)

Why I Refuse To Pay Tithing To The Mormon Church

Why I Refuse To Pay Tithing To The Mormon Church By David Metcalfe February 26, 2019 There are three reasons people pay tithing to the Mormon church: 1) People tell you to 2) You’ll be blessed in return 3) It’s the right thing to do I’ll tell you right now that I hate the first two reasons. “People tell you to” is drawn from authority … Continue reading Why I Refuse To Pay Tithing To The Mormon Church

The Merits of Dogma

The Merits of Dogma by David Metcalfe February 21, 2019 It is commonly thought that stupid people believe whatever they have been told by authority, and that intelligent people seek a better means by which to come to a belief i.e. “free thought”, which typically takes the form of gaining evidence and applying logic to it. In education, it may be summed up by the … Continue reading The Merits of Dogma

For Such A Time As This: The Will To Meaning in Fatalistic Serendipity

For Such A Time As This: The Will To Meaning in Fatalistic Serendipity By David Metcalfe February 19, 2019 The (almost) Holocaust and the Serendipitous Savior One evening, King Xerxes and his bros were hanging out in the palace, celebrating a 180 day feast (seems like a reasonable amount of time for a feast). The feast was basically a non-stop drinking party. As the King … Continue reading For Such A Time As This: The Will To Meaning in Fatalistic Serendipity

A List Of Beliefs I Will Never Change, No Matter How Much New Evidence Is Presented

A List Of Beliefs I Will Never Change By David Metcalfe February 9, 2019                                     Yeah, that’s the entire list. It is very stupid to think that you can ever arrive at absolute truth on any matter of belief and simply shut your brain off from accepting further … Continue reading A List Of Beliefs I Will Never Change, No Matter How Much New Evidence Is Presented