In this video I talk about the “sunk costs fallacy” and how it isn’t a fallacy and what it’s missing. I also look at some specific (mis)applications of it, such as in ending a long-term relationship.
In a talk with Jonathan Pageau, Jordan Peterson said that Sam Harris conflated the religious impulse with totalitarian certainty of the kind that led to atrocities. Peterson remarked, with dry humor, that this is not a very differentiated analysis. He’s right, but I think it’s also worth noting that even apart from that, it is not certainty which leads to atrocities. That’s a modern myth.
A video discussing what people have meant by the wrath of God, and how this is another way of describing the justice of God. Also a look into how the crucifixion of Christ relates to the wrath of God, so God’s mercy can be just.
In this episode of Stupid Things Atheists Say, I take a look at “you can’t prove a negative”, which is the misapplication to the question of God of the true (but irrelevant) point that one cannot prove the universal non-existence of a (possible) local phenomenon.
Taking a look at the “scientific method” that people are frequently taught in high school of making observations forming a hypothesis, experimenting to test it, refining it, etc. This either doesn’t really exist or is just a description of how human beings think about anything and has been how people have operated for as long as human beings have been sapient.
I was asked by a viewer if I had advice for young men on finding a career, so here’s my advice.
The first in a series looking at the stupid things atheists (mostly on the internet) say. Not all atheists, of course. This first episode is about “lack of belief”.
For a more serious take, consider this video on a logic lesson for lack of belief atheists:
A look at the theme about losing and keeping a miracle in Encanto, and how shockingly Christian this theme is.
I was asked this question in a comment on my video on Dunning Kruger, so I decided to do a video explaining.
A look into the nature of decisions and freedom, and how long-term decisions, like marrying, having children, becoming a priest, etc. do not really reduce your freedom.
In this video I take a look at the concept of “emergent properties” (which is just a more recent name for “epiphenomena”, what they are and what they aren’t, and how they don’t mean what internet atheists claim they mean.
In this video I explain what the Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation (i.e. the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist) is, what the doctrine isn’t, give an analogy that we can use to approach understanding it, and also explain how no one who believes in the Real Presence in the Eucharist can actually disagree with the doctrine of transubstantiation.
A conversation with Zerse about the sorts of philosophies on offer to young men today, including red pill, dating coaches, black pill, and others.
I was asked this question in the comments to my video giving advice to men on dating and finding a wife, so I made a video answering the question.
A quick discussion of how funny it is that determinists (people who deny free will) so frequently base their morality upon consent, since according to their theory, it is impossible for anyone to consent to anything. They are literally basing their morality on something which they deny can exist.