LATEST IDEAS

science - religion - humanity
 

Welcome to my writings. You can find a compilation here of several articles at various stages of development. If you wish to read about the book I’m working on, click here for content in the forthcoming Existential Crisis. If you wish to see the podcast shownotes (not listed below), click here.

The Destructive Side of Science

The Destructive Side of Science

Just before his death in 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus argued that the Earth revolves around the Sun in a book called On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres. This moment is often heralded as the birth of modern science. Now, theories and experiments that we would...

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We Need a New Kind of Truth

We Need a New Kind of Truth

Last week I was tagged several times in the comment section of a Facebook post I didn’t remember liking. Puzzled, I scrolled through the comments and realized that people were repeatedly tagging me in order to demand justification for why I had liked the post. A woman...

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How Self Esteem Can Save the World

How Self Esteem Can Save the World

I began my career as a public figure when I realized that Western culture made me hate my body. By the age of 22 I had strenuously starved myself until I became so thin I was sick: hypothalamic amenorrhea, polycystic ovarian syndrome, anemia, hypothyroidism,...

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