An Exploration of Self, Secular Society, and Sexual Ethics in the Tinder Lothario

An Exploration of Self, Secular Society, and Sexual Ethics in the Tinder Lothario By David Metcalfe January 5, 2019 Introduction In evolutionary psychology, human behavior is predicted almost entirely by what the individual thinks will result in survival and reproduction. When it comes to dating, this means that males and females assess and interact with each other with the sole goal of passing on the … Continue reading An Exploration of Self, Secular Society, and Sexual Ethics in the Tinder Lothario

Advice For God On How To Prepare My Place In Heaven

Advice For God On How To Prepare My Place In Heaven By David Metcalfe January 2, 2018 Dear God, It’s been a while, how are you? Oh yeah, I forgot you don’t respond to me ever. I would pray way more often if you talked back to me, you know. People say you speak through the scriptures but I feel like co-authoring a book 2000 … Continue reading Advice For God On How To Prepare My Place In Heaven

Absolute Truth Corrupts Absolutely: The Necessary Incorporations and Limitations of Post-Modernism in Liberal Philosophy

Absolute Truth Corrupts Absolutely: The Necessary Incorporations and Limitations of Post-Modernism in Liberal Philosophy By David Metcalfe January 1, 2019 Red or Dead I want you to imagine that we live in a world where hats have magical powers. There are two kinds of hats: red and blue. By wearing a red hat, people live an average of 20 years longer, never get sick, are … Continue reading Absolute Truth Corrupts Absolutely: The Necessary Incorporations and Limitations of Post-Modernism in Liberal Philosophy

Why I’m Not An Evangelical Christian

Why I’m Not An Evangelical Christian By David Metcalfe December 24, 2018 I have spent a great deal of time with evangelicals. I went to an evangelical school for primary and secondary education and attended weekly church as a child. They are a group I questioned at an early age (“why does this science book say dinosaurs lived 65 million years ago if the earth … Continue reading Why I’m Not An Evangelical Christian

A Sociological Understanding of Mormon Culture

Introduction I just wanted to briefly address the social processes in the Mormon church. For once, I’m not trying to make some grand point about the state of the world; just help non-Mormons understand what those “weird Utah people” are up to, and help Mormons understand their culture in a new way (after all, it can be hard to know what to fix in your … Continue reading A Sociological Understanding of Mormon Culture

I Can Only Make Them Think: My Slightly Less Futile Attempts at Combatting Stupidity

Democracy Doesn’t Work For Stupid People People think a lot of stupid ideas. And I don’t mean that they don’t know things, but rather that they think they know things that they clearly do not. In a free thinking society, we expect much more of people than they can handle, often times. This is seen, most notably, in democracy. In the middle ages, peasants knew nothing about … Continue reading I Can Only Make Them Think: My Slightly Less Futile Attempts at Combatting Stupidity

Good Dogs Don’t Need Leashes (and Other Lessons on Happiness)

By David Metcalfe December 7, 2018 Killing Sadness Suicide typically accounts for about 1% of all deaths, but, in some respect, occupies the minds of the majority of people at some point. It is high in prevalence among those suffering mental illness, as is to be expected. A more strange fact is that suicide tends to be occupied quite commonly, both in theory and practice, … Continue reading Good Dogs Don’t Need Leashes (and Other Lessons on Happiness)