Keto and expertise, part 3 (I still have no idea what I am doing)

Right. The methodological framework of this post, or this blog, is that I have issues. But my issues are all epistemological issues. I don’t know, I don’t know how to know, and I am not convinced you do either. Come on a journey with me, and learn how additional information still means no god damned…

Can you keep a secret?

Ok, I will apologize right off of the bat. That title is pure click bait. But you likely knew that coming in, right? I mean, why the fuck would I be offering to reveal a secret here of all places. I don’t think I have uttered the words of this title in some time. As…

Education as a waste of time

I keep encountering people who think the education is a waste of time. These people have this weird divide between their own intelligence and education, a topic I have skirted around in the past, but this is a little bit different. These people think that intelligence is an inherent property of themselves, and not an…

Keto and expertise, part 2.

In my previous post, I rambled on about my previous experiences with the Keto diet. I did this because I am toying with it again. I wrote these all at once, so do read the previous one if you’ve not yet. And now we get to the philosophy part of this blog post. I have…

Keto and expertise

I value expertise. I think that is something that is sorely missing in today’s world, and there many researchers who are studying this very phenomenon. But you don’t need to be any kind of an expert to see this in action. We have flat-earthers, anti-vaxers, and all manners of cults of personalities. For me, that…

When your principles fail

I like to think of myself as something of a principled person. But I do have my limits. I go out of my way to do things what I consider to be the right way. I try to be pretty conscious not only of my actions, but of the consequences therein. But I think there…

History repeats itself

Cliches are funny. I don’t hate them as much as some people do (I often like to tell people that we speak in cliches, but that is a discussion for a different day), but I am rather weary of them. I think I just don’t trust them. The one I am particularly skeptical of is…

We Kant keep doing this

This blog post is a continuation from this previous post, and then this one after that. It would make sense to read them if you haven’t, but for the lazy here are the important points: I consider a lie to be the intent to deceive someone. This is to contrast the opinion of some people…

My growing list of dead Aunt Sallies

This blog post is a continuation from this previous post. It would make sense to read that if you haven’t, but for the lazy here are the important points: I consider a lie to be the intent to deceive someone. This is to contrast to some people (yes, more than one) I have known, who…

I’m more philosophical than your novel

Few things will chap my ass faster than a philosophical discussion. Why? Most people do it poorly, and I count myself in this group. It isn’t easy, and the solution to this is to not do it poorly. Or at least, not to do it poorly so god damned publically. I review books on another…