The Rational Ape, a philosophy podcast where everything can be talked about rationally.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.