Internet Philosophy

Internet Philosophy
Many people online, especially on YouTube, like to describe themselves as "rationalists." This is prevalent in atheist communities, and with regards to "YouTube atheism," people generally shitpost and throw emotionally charged arguments out there, with little to no rigorous philosophical work done.

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Why Don't We Have Wizard Duels?

Why Don't We Have Wizard Duels?
If you've ever read the Harry Potter books or, like me, only seen the movies (I can't help it - I was born a muggle and I'll die a muggle), you were probably fascinated by the wizard duels such as the one between Harry and Voldemort, or others throughout the movies and books. The movies themselves have great special effects - however, did you know that according to the Bible, wizard duels are real?

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Ben Shapiro: Free Will Exists Because Politics

Ben Shapiro: Free Will Exists Because Politics
Some of you may have heard of Ben Shapiro, a relatively new but interesting and witty conservative political commentator and lawyer who is the Editor-In-Chief of the Daily Wire, and host of the Ben Shapiro Show. Let's look at a video, then dissect Shapiro's arguments, shall we?

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Omar Khayyam's Poems

Omar Khayyam's Poems
Recently at the book store, I picked up a copy of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, a lovely collection of quatrain poems by the 11th century Persian poet and philosopher, Omar Khayyam.

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Trump's "Hard Power" Budget

Trump's "Hard Power" Budget
America's military is one of its most respected and cherished societal institutions, and military strength is widely considered of paramount importance toward maintaining America's identity in the world. A whopping 68% of Americans feel that they have the world's most powerful military and 41% have a "great deal" of confidence in the military, making it more trusted than almost any other part of the United States government. The United States military is a significant factor in American social mobility, and has often led the nation in major cultural breakthroughs such as desegregation. It is one of the few sacred cows of American politics, and no American politician can survive if he or she is believed to be insufficiently supportive of "the troops." The military is a glowing exception to the skepticism of federal bureaucracy and spending shown by most conservatives, and this is illustrated by Trump's ambitions to increase its funding.
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