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Reasoning From First Principles (Rebroadcast)
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 from first principles in greater detail.
12:47
January 7, 2019
Positive Thinking is a Waste of Time
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 comes with existence. No amount of positive thinking could change that.
13:30
January 3, 2019
KILL ALL HUMANS! The Anti-Human Mindset of Environmentalists
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.
14:34
December 24, 2018
Improve Yourself With Reason And Philosophy
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 yourself–without those there’s simply no self-improvement.
12:52
December 17, 2018
What Is Conservatism?
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. We’ll talk about conservatism in a more pure sense, where does it come from? What is the basis of conservatism. This is an important discussion that must be had as it’s almost fashionable to just slap labels and throw words without knowing what it means. One of those words or label is “conservative.”
15:07
December 10, 2018
How To Think For Yourself
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.
15:56
December 3, 2018
Fat Shaming Is Dangerous
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.
13:22
November 26, 2018
The Garden of Reason
The Garden of Reason. Learning how to live life well. Protecting mind and structuring your mental universe. This is The Rational Ape.
15:02
November 19, 2018
Axiom No.1: Existence Exists
The basis of everything. Existence exists. And you know it. This is The Rational Ape
10:24
November 12, 2018
Language's Role In Reason
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.
15:35
November 5, 2018
A Vow To Reason: The Rational Ape Premier Episode
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!
12:56
October 29, 2018
What Is Racism?
What is racism? Who are the real racist? Let reason be our guide. And a  special announcement for the show.
12:22
October 22, 2018
Crazy Times And The Death of Religion
The world has gone crazy! Doing good vs feeling good. And why I was wrong about religion.
16:38
October 15, 2018
Justice And Our Notion of Fairness
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.
13:35
October 8, 2018
Politics Is A Distraction
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.
16:04
October 1, 2018
My Sh*thole Experience (Rebroadcast)
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.
18:59
September 24, 2018
Fat Positive Has No Respect For The Healthy (Rebroadcast)
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.
12:55
September 17, 2018
Reasoning From First Principles (Rebroadcast)
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 from first principles in greater detail.
12:47
September 10, 2018
Reasoning From First Principles (Rebroadcast)
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 from first principles in greater detail.
12:47
September 10, 2018
Fact vs Evidence. Knowing vs Believing. EXPLAINED (Rebroadcast)
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 distinctions that must be made especially if we're searching for truth.
18:04
September 3, 2018
Dangers of Forgetting Principles
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
09:23
August 27, 2018
Why It's Not You, It's Them!
If you've ever tried to fix yourself but no matter what you do it seems that there's always a problem with you. You've changed. You've overhauled your self, still there's something wrong. Maybe, just maybe, there's nothing wrong with you. Because it's really not you, it's them. In this episode, let's explore the topic of why it's not you, it's them.
18:52
August 20, 2018
The Inevitable Happened!
You may or may not like Alex Jones, but the inevitable banning of Alex Jones from the big tech platforms sets precedent for banning bigger channels that oppose the mainstream narrative. "Hate speech" is a weapon that will be used against anyone who would dare go against the powers that be. The broad application of "hate speech" to dissenting voice should send shivers down your spine, because it will at the end also apply to you. FIND ME ON ALT-PLATFORMS: Gab: https://gab.ai/pongLizardoMinds: https://www.minds.com/ponglizardoBitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/cJIi0iBsPkVX/ Website: https://www.ponglizardo.com/thelastheretik
11:09
August 13, 2018
Leftism: A Threat To Humanity
Leftism is a secular religion that has no absolute moral standards. To understand leftism it's important to first differentiate leftism from liberalism and libertarianism. These three vastly different concepts are often times used interchangeably. This conflation of concepts allows the left to mask itself and confuse people into supporting its ideology. At worst not understanding the nature of leftism leads to ideological possession. So let's understand leftism in this episode.
21:46
August 6, 2018
Trump's Real Legacy
Before Donald Trump's presidency is over, I would like to talk to you about his real legacy not only to the US but also to the rest of the world. With the negative attitude towards Trump, I would like to preempt the devaluing and mischaracterization of this very important legacy to the people. This legacy must be clear and known at this early stage so you're warned. Read the article referenced by this episode: Archived My San Antonio Article.
11:31
July 30, 2018
The Mind's Worst Disease
If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The struggle between "for" and "against" is the mind's worst disease says the Zen master Sent-t'san in 600-700 CE. What could this mean? Eastern philosophy sounds impractical and contradictory for our times, especially when viewed with western thought. I would differ. Understanding eastern philosophy is essential in navigating a post-modern, post-truth world.
10:03
July 23, 2018
I Just Had A Realization!
I had a realization about the elites, the 1%, and the 1st worlders. I don't know what to do about it. It explains a lot why this segment of humanity behaves the way they behave and why odd things in politics happen. You know what they say, hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times. let's explore this.
13:05
July 16, 2018
A Need For "God?"
Is there a need for gods or a god? More accurately, is there a need for a transcendental reality or transcendental ideals; a reality or ideals that is more than just mere existence. It's odd that removing god and the worship of god from people doesn't necessarily lead to a more rational society, people just find other things to worship. As an atheist I think I should explore this topic more.
16:18
July 9, 2018
Eastern vs Western Philosophy
The East and The West took different approaches to gaining knowledge and understanding reality. Lately, I find myself going through my Eastern philosophy studies in order to make sense of the chaos around us. I find that Western philosophy (sharp and powerful as it is as an intellectual tool) is somehow ill-equip in understanding the deepest and grandest mysteries of the universe and that of reality.
15:47
July 2, 2018
US Citizenship FOR SALE! $30,000!
Conversations about immigration in The West has devolved into hysteria and derangement. No  rational conversation is possible for whites, lest they be called racists or xenophobes. So it's time I weigh in on the topic of immigration as an immigrant in The West.
15:31
June 25, 2018
I Ate 1 Meal A Day For 3 Years, This Is What Happened...
At the time of this writing, I've been eating 1 meal a day for 3 years. I discovered that the conventional wisdom of eating 3 meals a day is unnecessary, almost decadent especially for people whose activity is mostly comprised of short walks, a lot of time sitting in front of their desks, and maybe 1-2 hours of workout at the end of the day.Everybody wants to lose weight, but so few consider eating 1 meal a day. Instead, these people are advised to eat multiple small meals a day and consume "health foods" such as protein shakes and granola bars. Insane.
17:15
June 18, 2018
See Your Inner World
There's a big difference between the external world (objective reality, the realm of forms) and the internal world--which have been called in many different ways, the mind, the self among others. Why is this important? In postmodern world where people purposely blur the distinction between the domain of forms and the domain of non-forms, it becomes important to observe these 2 seemingly opposite worlds. "Seemingly opposite", because that is not the accurate way of thinking about it.
11:31
June 11, 2018
Is This The End?
The Arrest of Tommy Robinson marks the end of The West as we know it. If Western nations continue on this path, this marks the beginning of the odd and slow demise of The West. I hope I'm wrong. First it's in the UK, then it will spread through Europe. And if North America don't learn from this, we'll be seeing North America suffer the same fate as their European counterparts.
15:17
June 4, 2018
Reasoning From First Principles
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 from first principles in greater detail.
12:47
May 28, 2018
Who is Richard Boom?
Saying things that people generally don't want to hear includes consequences like being doxed, censored, business taken away, opportunities lost, or worst physically harmed. The so called left has morphed into this dangerous entity. I used to hide from it with a psuedonym as a shield. But no more. Here I am. I use my face and my name. I want to be as open as possible to develop that trust with listeners who may stumble on this podcast.
16:41
May 21, 2018
3 Reasons Why You Should Give a F*ck About Politics
When it comes to politics and the normal person I see no f*cks given, for the most part. Politics seems like this toxic brew that people try to avoid at all costs, even at the cost of their freedoms and ultimately their lives. If it was up to me, I would just get rid of governments and the politics that come with it, but I don't have any better or viable alternative. And so, I must participate in politics best I can.Here are 3 reasons why should care about politics. And another 3 reasons why you should care about US politics in particular.
17:20
May 14, 2018
Fact vs Evidence. Knowing vs Believing. EXPLAINED
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 distinctions that must be made especially if we're searching for truth.
18:04
May 7, 2018
BEWARE! FAKE ALT-MEDIA!
What is to stop the powers that be from corrupting and coopting the alt-media as part of their disinformation propaganda machine?
12:52
April 30, 2018
FAKE Political Spectrum REVEALED!
When we say "spectrum" what we mean is: you have two extremes and between these two extremes are gradations of the extremes i.e. varying degrees or versions of the extremes. That means that there should be a large enough difference between the two extremes in order to create a spectrum. If the difference is too small you don't have a spectrum, you have the same thing. So what then can we say about the "political spectrum" when the choice that we have is between government on the left and government on the right? Let's explore this in this podcast. The fake Political Spectrum REVEALED!
14:23
April 23, 2018
Till We Say Hello Again
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04:34
February 18, 2018
Should I Give Up?
It's so hard to talk about issues that must be taken seriously, especially if it requires intellectual integrity and critical thinking. People in general are separated into two strains of politics: the political left and the political right. But they fail to realize that both are two sides of the same coin and thus must be subjected to the same intellectual rigor and critical eyes. Unfortunately, doing so would cast you as a heretic. There's nowhere to go, no place to hide from the mob and political inquisition.
14:05
February 12, 2018
Fat Positive Has No Respect For The Healthy
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.
12:55
February 5, 2018
A Rant About Liberal Insanity
I'm not sure what I'm missing here, it seems that enlightenment standards of consistency, non-contradiction, and logic are not upheld as standards anymore. We should think critically and discuss this topic before it's too late. Either I've gone insane or the larger liberal society has. This is a pure rant (on my part) about what we call "liberalism" and the people who label themselves "liberals". So pardon me if this episode is not really here or there.
15:11
January 29, 2018
My Sh*thole Experience
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.
18:59
January 22, 2018
Toxic Feelings Will Destroy Us All!
The problem lies not on people's inability for critical thought but people mistaking feeling for thinking. Feeling is easy, no effort is required to feel. Controlling those primal urges is harder. It requires a high degree of self-awareness and mental sophistication to do so–that is the mark of being human. Unfortunately, the cult of feelings is rising and it threatens to destroy humanity. thelastheretik.com
11:30
January 15, 2018
How To Solve Your Problems
When you worry or get stressed because of your problems, it simply means that you haven't figured out the solution to your problem. The question is how do you find solutions to your problems? Listen to find out! Visit: thelastheretik.com
12:53
January 8, 2018
Generation Snowflake Will Destroy The World!
Puppy rooms to relieve stress, Play-Dohs, coloring books, and safe spaces... these are not for toddlers but for college students in universities. We're creating generation snowflake, people who can't deal with negative emotions and things that go against their beliefs. To think that these people will be the intelligentsia and the leaders of tomorrow, the ones who will run and lead society is a truly disturbing proposition! Visit: thelastheretik.com
10:16
January 1, 2018
Bitcoin Pump & Dump: An Adult Talk About Cryptocurrencies
With the rise in price of bitcoin in a market driven by sentiment, it's hard to find anyone to talk to not clouded by greed or fear of missing out. What are the dangers of getting into a volatile fast moving cryptocurrency market? How do you navigate this new technology and new asset class that has no prior history to base your assessment from? In this episode, we must have an adult talk about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
32:07
December 25, 2017
The Weapon Against Lies
In a time of chaos, in a world ripe with propaganda and fake news, in a society plagued by false prophets and sophist, how to do you protect yourself? How do you know who to believe, what to believe? How do you cut through the lies? Mentioned in this episode: Afghanistan, North Korea, Russia & The Middle East: US Empire Won't Leave The World Alone.
23:42
December 18, 2017
Why There's Inequality And It's Not What You Think
Here's why there's inequality in the world, but it's not what you think. This is something that the mainstream won't talk about. Something that society at large would not admit, people would prefer the narrative fed to them. It's more comforting to blame the rich than to find actual solutions to inequality.
14:13
December 11, 2017
Political Atheism
I don't bow to political gods nor do I use politics as my religion. I don't use politics as a substitute for my identity nor do I use politics to show how good I am or display my virtues to the world. I don't believe in politics that way. I'm a political atheist.
20:40
December 3, 2017
Meaning And Reason
"In the long run, we'll all be dead." Said John Maynard Keynes. A lot of people would quote him and proclaim the meaninglessness of life and glorify nihilism. They use mortality as an excuse for living a life without a purpose, they use it as an excuse to be lazy. Mortality as a license to waste life. That is how I see it.
09:50
November 27, 2017
This Is Important!
When the premises don't match reality, you must examine the premises; in this case you must also examine the people that are providing you with the narrative and the information. "The powers that be" not only got so many things wrong, but has created outright falsehoods. It's time to examine everything and question more.
16:17
November 20, 2017
Who is John Galt?
Irrationality is rife and it rules the world. It's the mainstream. It's the society. It's your colleagues. It's your neighbor. How do you escape a world that's on a mission to destroy itself and everything in it? I don't mind ignorance it could be fixed, but what is the solution to that which chose irrationality? How do you counter those who chose to not reason? I have no solutions to offer, but for what its worth, that's my rant. Who is John Galt?
15:25
November 13, 2017
Radical Islamic Terrorism, Say It!
Goddamnit! For Allah's Sake! Jessus Chrrriiiist! Say it! Say it! It's unfortunate the it starts to look comical when you see pundits on the right force leftists to say "radical Islamic terrorism." I agree with them we must label and assign a word for terrorism that is committed disproportionately by Muslims and is of Islamic in nature.
14:32
November 6, 2017
Resisting Propaganda
After a year of fake news against Trump, the endless Russia Gate propaganda peddling is coming to a very amusing conclusion. The Steele Dossier (a.k.a. Trump-Russia Collusion Dossier) was apparently initially funded by a Republican, then the DNC and the Hilary Clinton campaign. But we all knew that, or at least suspected that this may be the case. The question is, why some of us were able to resist this propaganda, while others believed it without question? Here's something I do to be more resistant of fake news or propaganda.
15:28
October 30, 2017
The 3 Rules Of A Coherent Thought
In a world where fake news and confusion of facts is running amok, it’s important to have standards on which one could lean upon in order to formulate coherent thoughts. In this episode lies the rules on which I depend on and I adhere to in order to have a rational thinking pattern.
22:07
October 23, 2017
The Russians Did It!
First, it was Russia hacked the election. Then it was Russia hacked the election but “not in the traditional sense.” Then it was Russia interfered with the election. When that didn’t work, it was Russia influenced the election. That lost steam as well, so it was changed to Russia meddled with the election. Of course, there’s no solid evidence so now they resorted to blaming RT for buying Facebook ads and doing journalism—which is what RT’s job is, by the way. Lost a vote? Stubbed your toe? Well, it must be the Russians! This Russia Gate/ Russia issue just won’t die! In fact it’s reaching the point of madness. It’s time we put it to rest in this episode.
15:24
October 16, 2017
A Heretic's Guide To Society
Welcome to the debut episode of our rebranded show, The Last Heretik! I was recently in LA and the revelations I had is quite interesting... Political correctness, leftist propaganda, and Trump hysteria has made it impossible to have a proper civilized political discourse. One must have some sort of a guide in navigating this insane political climate we have now. Discover, what you must do in order to blend into today's society.
23:49
October 9, 2017
The Last Heretik: INPOTM Rebranding
We're rebranding I'm Not Part of This Madness (INPOTM). The new name of our show will be The Last Heretik, which I think fits what we're doing and the topics of our podcasts much better. The YouTube channel will change and the podcasts in iTunes will be affected by this rebranding. I apologize in advance for the inconvenience this may cause some. Stay tuned for future announcement and better podcasts to come! Thanks for your understanding and support!
06:09
September 8, 2017
The Illusion of Equality
Equality, the notion that everybody is born equal is preposterous and dangerous to society. People are not born equal, some people are born more talented than others, some people are more beautiful than others, some are born taller than others etc. Our access to justice is equal (or should be equal) and rights granted to each individual are equal… but individuals are never equal. Believing otherwise creates schism in society.
23:19
September 4, 2017
Afghanistan, North Korea, Russia, & The Middle East: US Empire Won't Leave The World Alone
UPDATE: This episode was removed by YouTube! But that's okay. You know that you're on the right path when YouTube removes/censors a video/podcast that is well-reasoned. Afghanistan, North Korea, Russia, Iraq, Iran, The Middle East for that matter! The US Empire won’t leave the world alone. Does that send shivers down your spine or does that fill your heart with joy? Here's why the American Empire is always involved in conflicts around the world.
24:00
August 30, 2017
Prisoners of Language: Charlottesville Protest Aftermath
I will not bore you with the details of what happened in the Charlottesville Unite The Right Protest; that is relegated to others who covered this event wall to wall. In this episode we’ll have a discussion of how language is used to manipulate you and to a certain extent imprison your mind. White Supremacists, Nazis, Fascists, and racists what do they really mean? Do the people using these terms really understand what they’re talking about??? How are these words inflicted and used as weapons to shape and herd people into groups.
28:14
August 28, 2017
POLEMIC: Borders, Cultures, Diversity, & Multi-Culturalism
For this episode I decided to do something different. Instead of pre-meditating and listing down my thoughts in the form of show notes, I'll be talking about and trying to figure out my thoughts on immigration, borders, cultures, and multi-culturalism. In short, I'm sharing my thoughts as they appear in my head.
17:17
August 21, 2017
Breakfast, NOT The Most Important Meal of The Day
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” is a myth, a product of clever marketing sell more breakfast cereals. US 2017 ready-to-eat cereal sales: private label $656.7 million. General Mills $496.6 million. This myth came from a 1944 marketing campaign called “Eat a Good Breakfast–Do a Better Job” by General Foods, manufacturer of Grape Nuts, to sell more cereals. Pamphlets promoting the importance of breakfast were distributed in grocery store while radio ads proclaimed, “Nutrition experts say breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” By the 1550s this myth spread across the pond in Britain. In 1551, Thomas Wingfield stated that breakfast was essential. Thomas Cogan stated that it was unhealthy to miss breakfast in the morning. He was one of the first to claim that it was healthy for those who were not young, ill or elders to eat breakfast in 1589.
13:27
August 14, 2017
ON MONEY PART 2: How Money is Created
Ask people to explain the process of how money is created, you’ll be surprised to the degree to which very few really understands how money is created. In this 2nd installment of INPOTM Money series, I will explain how money is created in modern economies and discuss what I think are the possible flaws of this system.
21:01
August 9, 2017
ON MONEY PART 1: Is Money Evil?
People don’t understand money, not because it’s complicated, in fact money is simple and easy. People don’t understand money because they pile up so many concepts, beliefs, and subjective feelings over money that the real meaning of money gets obscured. In this special 2-part series, we’ll explore the essence of money. In the 1st installment we’ll talk about: What is money? The on the 2nd installment we’ll talk about: “How money is created” and the particular problems of the financial system. Let’s get started!
20:07
August 7, 2017
Why Be Rational?
All living organisms depend upon their ability to perceive reality as accurately as possible in order to survive. Animals in the wild that misjudge or make an inaccurate assessment of their reality gets eaten. A monkey that perceives a log floating in the water instead of a crocodile gets eaten. Every organism perceives reality through their senses, sometimes those senses makes errors. To be more specific, the brain interpreting the sense data coming from the sense organs can make errors. The goal therefore of organisms is to get rid of as much errors as in order to see reality as accurately as it can. Over time organisms evolved strategies in order to compensate for these errors. Some animals developed speed, some strength, some poison, so it could still get away in case it makes an error. One animal in particular developed a brain capable of reason and logic. This is what separates men from beasts. So why reason and logic, abstract thinking? Why not just based everything on feelings? Listen to find out!
21:57
July 31, 2017
The Age Of Madness: Rant About A World That Has Gone Insane
I don’t know how it came about this over focus on feelings. That everything is feelings-based, that everything is relative (and therefore, there is no truth). Political discourse has devolved into who’s the oppressed and who's the oppressor. Political power is gained by being the most oppressed minority. News can be summed up to whack the bigot or the bully, or whack the white racist. This is The Age of Madness.
14:42
July 24, 2017
Gods of The Atheists
Self-identified atheists tend to be aligned with the Democratic Party and with political liberalism. 69% of atheists identify as Democrats (or lean in that direction), and a majority (56%) call themselves political liberals (compared with just one-in-ten who say they are conservatives). Atheists overwhelmingly favor same-sex marriage (92%) and legal abortion (87%). In addition, three-quarters (74%) say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm. We live in a soulless, godless, indifferent world. I don’t have any problems with that. Because I have no soul, I’m just a biomechanical/biochemical machinery that was born, lives, then will eventually die. But I think the effect of removing god and all the apparatuses attached with the concept of believing in god is not necessarily good for society because it creates quasi-religious behaviors, ideas, and entities.
22:42
July 17, 2017
GMOs: A Dose of Reality
The debate about GMOs have been needlessly emotionalized and politicized. Now we can’t have any reasonable conversation about genetic technology applied on food. In 2015 US organic sales reached $43.3 billion. There are 40+ pesticides that are “approved” for organic farming usage. Larger dosage is needed as these are not as effective as synthetic pesticides. Some of which can be carcinogenic. Without understanding facts and with the annoyingly touchy-feely wouwou state of society genetic technology applied on food has no chance of progressing if nobody does the hard task of speaking truth to the mob. I’m ready to be hated. We are needlessly hampering a technology that could save millions of lives and the environment at large.
33:14
July 10, 2017
Genders: What They Won't Say
In 19 June 2017 Bill C-16 (An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code) became Canadian law. In a nutshell it criminalizes non-acceptance and speaking against the gender theory. In the US Facebook identified 51 different gender identity options, 71 in the UK, 37 if you're using Tinder. I’m horrified to witness the world slowly becoming more and more insane. I will never understand why the powers that be would ever decouple the biological realities of gender from the concept of gender. Future generations will look back to this day with the same horror as fascism. In this episode I say, I’m really not part of this madness.
19:02
July 3, 2017
Health & Fitness Experts Are Making You Fat: 6 Meals a Day
In 2015 the global market size of health clubs were at $81.2 billion. The market size for dietary supplement market is projected to reach $278.02 by 2024. Obesity’s economic cost is estimated at $147-$210 billion per year. US healthcare industry’s is $1.668 trillion. As someone who has some knowledge about health and fitness, I see a worryingly bad advice given to people by experts ranging from a celebrity doctor, fitness expert, online experts, and even certified dieticians! These “experts” not only give bad advice, they also make you fat. Whether this is done through erroneous research, false knowledge, or some fat profiteering is up to debate. Let’s explore this topic in this episode, why health and fitness experts are making you fat.
25:44
June 26, 2017
Islamic Terrorism: What They Won't Say
It’s disturbing that people and their leaders refuse to say Islamic terrorism whenever there is an act of terror that is Islamic in nature and is committed by a Muslim. Why do we refuse to label the problem with its proper name? In this episode we’ll explore this subject because there are already 566 terror attacks with 3,877 fatalities in 2017 (Esri Story Maps) and we’re only in June! Most of which are committed by ISIS and other Islamic terror groups like Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Al-Shabaab. Before the next attack, it’s important that “it-that-must-not-be-named” be named and labeled accurately.
17:53
June 17, 2017
What is The Truth?
A lot of people give a lot of weight on “the truth.” People seek it and die for it. But how many people ever gave a careful thought about the truth? Or probed into the essence of truth. What is the truth? In this episode, we’re going to probe deeper into the nature of truth because this is the truth about the truth.
24:49
June 4, 2017
The Podcast of Thinkers
Let’s talk about what this podcasts is all about. The intention of this show is to spread the critical thinking, reason, self-analysis, and truth. It’s only through these principles that we can avoid the madness of the world. Without any principles, without thinking, we all fall prey to dangerous fallacies and manipulation. It’s time to think!
22:44
June 4, 2017
This Podcast is For You
This is the premier episode of I’m Not Part of This Madness (INPOTM). Welcome! In this episode, we’ll talk about who this podcast is for. No doubt, that if you’ve found your way here this is for you but I still want to talk to you about the backstory of how I found my audience. So, sit back, get comfy, and let’s get started!
13:44
June 3, 2017
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