The Rational Ape

The Rational Ape

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January 7, 2019 12 min
Elon Musk in one of his interviews talked about reasoning from first principles. By virtue of who he is, I think he popularized thinking from facts or objective thinking. The internet just took his word for it. Just search "reasoning from first principles" and you'll find Elon Musk with it. The question is, how do you exactly reason or think from first principles? In this episode, we're going to explore reasoning fr...
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January 3, 2019 13 min
Why the law of attraction doesn’t work and is a waste of time. Why pathological positive thinking will just make things worse. And how to deal with negativity. In this episode of The Rational Ape, I want to talk about positive thinking and why pathologically thinking positively about anything and everything is a waste of time. This method of going about the world doesn’t help you deal with the actual problem and suffering that come...
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A recent New York Times opinion piece entitled: Would Human Extinction Be a Tragedy? concluded that the extinction of humanity would be a good thing. This is piece is not satire. Would human extinction be a tragedy? Why environmentalism is anti-human? My dear friends, this is The Rational Ape.
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How to improve yourself using critical thinking, reason and philosophy. Why there’s no self-development without reason. And why the 11 billion dollar self-help industry won’t and can’t help you. Looking to self-improve? In this episode of The Rational Ape, we’ll talk about using reason as the primary tool for self-development and self-help. Reason, philosophy, logic, and critical thinking are simply crucial if you want to improve y...
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December 10, 2018 15 min
In a post-Trump world, being a conservative is equated to being a racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, transphobic, backwards person. Conservatism has a negative connotation to a lot of people. But is it? What does it mean to be a conservative? Are you really a liberal, or a conservative but don’t know it yet?
 In this episode of The Rational Ape, we talk about the nature of conservatism, I.e. what it means to be a conservative....
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December 3, 2018 15 min
How you’re manipulated. Strengthening the fence of The Garden of Reason. Thinking independently. And the laws governing independent rational thoughts. This is The Rational Ape.
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November 26, 2018 13 min
Fat this, fat that! Should you tell fat people that they’re fat? More importantly, is telling fat people that they’re fat, fat shaming? Fat shaming is dangerous, but not for the reasons you think. This is The Rational Ape.
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November 19, 2018 15 min
The Garden of Reason. Learning how to live life well. Protecting mind and structuring your mental universe. This is The Rational Ape.
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November 12, 2018 10 min
The basis of everything. Existence exists. And you know it. This is The Rational Ape
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November 5, 2018 15 min
Words have meaning. Accurate language leads to accurate thoughts. Why you should be aware of your language. And how your mind is controlled. This is The Rational Ape.
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We are (once again) changing the name and branding of our podcast from The Last Heretik to The Rational Ape. We have outgrown our previous show and thus necessary changes must be made... I vow to reason, to truth, and everything that is good. Logic. Reason. What are they? Welcome my friends to the premier episode of The Rational Ape!
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October 22, 2018 12 min
What is racism? Who are the real racist? Let reason be our guide. And a  special announcement for the show.
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October 15, 2018 16 min
The world has gone crazy! Doing good vs feeling good. And why I was wrong about religion.
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October 8, 2018 13 min
The court of public opinions. Why accusations should be proven. The virtue of justice and our notion of fairness. Jurisprudence. And some updates to the ongoing changes to our show.
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October 1, 2018 16 min
Jordan Peterson was right, politics is a distraction. Reason is the way to address world problems. Philosophy and psychology are important. And some changes to the show.
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September 24, 2018 18 min
Trump says Haiti is a sh*thole, the internet goes insane calling Trump a racist bigot. I lived in Haiti and have significant experiences in the third worlds. So here's a perspective from someone who really knows what shi*thole countries are all about.
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The Fat Acceptance Movement has no respect for the hard work that it takes to keep oneself fit and healthy. To portray unhealth as positive then demand acceptance for that which is undesireable is the height of unreason. This must be called out for what it is: madness. An insane postmodern drive to gain power in society by preying upon fat people.
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Elon Musk in one of his interviews talked about reasoning from first principles. By virtue of who he is, I think he popularized thinking from facts or objective thinking. The internet just took his word for it. Just search "reasoning from first principles" and you'll find Elon Musk with it. The question is, how do you exactly reason or think from first principles? In this episode, we're going to explore reasoning fr...
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Aiming for the truth in a postmodern world is like aiming at a moving target, standing on a boat on a stormy sea. We have information, yes. But weather that information is valid or true, is a totally different question. When we say true, what do we mean? When we say facts, what is it? What's the difference between facts, evidence, and proof? How about believing and knowing? What's the difference? These are important distinc...
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August 27, 2018 9 min
What is a principle? How is principle destroyed in the political spectrum and how the powers that be manufacture your consent to destroy your principles. In this episode, let's explore the topic of the dangers of forgetting principles. SUBSCRIBE: thelastheretik.com
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