Language’s Role In Reason

November 5, 2018

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.

A Vow To Reason: The Rational Ape Premier Episode

October 29, 2018

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!

What Is Racism?

October 22, 2018

What is racism? Who are the real racist? Let reason be our guide. And a  special announcement for the show.

Crazy Times And The Death of Religion

October 15, 2018

The world has gone crazy! Doing good vs feeling good. And why I was wrong about religion.

Justice And Our Notion of Fairness

October 8, 2018

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.

Politics Is A Distraction

October 1, 2018

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.

My Sh*thole Experience (Rebroadcast)

September 24, 2018

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.

Fat Positive Has No Respect For The Healthy (Rebroadcast)

September 17, 2018

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.

Reasoning From First Principles (Rebroadcast)

September 10, 2018

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.

Fact vs Evidence. Knowing vs Believing. EXPLAINED (Rebroadcast)

September 3, 2018

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.