How much did God know?

If you believe in the omnipotent, omnipresent God that I previously believed in during my Catholic days (yes I am an atheist) I would like to put forth an idea. Assuming that God is outside of time (because time is a construct that humans have created to keep track of our fast we can destroy…

Are You Trying To Not Care?

Ahhh not caring. A frowned upon attitude by many, but nevertheless a useful tool in an array of situations. If you are someone who looks at people and ask yourself, “How do they just not care about other people’s opinions?” then listen up. Social media is where I find the behavior that I’m about to…

How Far Would You Go For The Truth?

Can YOU handle the truth? As some may or may not know, Christopher Hitchens was a big influence in my life and in my thinking. He pursued truth (or at least what he saw to be true) relentlessly. This characteristic is something I admire greatly. In the past few years I’ve tried to adopt this…

Christopher Hitchens. His ever-so influential approach to putting ideas under the microscope.

Christopher Hitchens, having passed away in December 15, 2011 has left a void open to many in the atheistic and philosophical circles. Reducing the oh-so notorious “Four-horsemen” Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins, and Sam Harris to a less but still intimidating “Trinity.” Where will the intellectuals of our time go to in order to get our…

Exploring Free-Will (or lack of)

What is free-will? Do we have it? Of course many people admit to losing free-will in various aspects of their life. This comes down to the nature vs. nurture debate. What if we could solve the question of free will with an understanding of some of the basic sciences, and an open mind. First, a…