Why It’s Not You, It’s Them! (Rebroadcast)

January 14, 2019

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.

Reasoning From First Principles (Rebroadcast)

January 7, 2019

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

January 3, 2019

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

December 24, 2018

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

December 17, 2018

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?

December 10, 2018

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

December 3, 2018

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.

Fat Shaming Is Dangerous

November 26, 2018

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.

The Garden of Reason

November 19, 2018

The Garden of Reason. Learning how to live life well. Protecting mind and structuring your mental universe. This is The Rational Ape.

Axiom No.1: Existence Exists

November 12, 2018

The basis of everything. Existence exists. And you know it. This is The Rational Ape