Gervais, Reframed

I’ve been doing more reading of Venkat’s (@vgr) writings as of late, mostly driven by a friend, far more well versed in Ribbonfarm than me, who’s references and worldview I’d like to better understand. I got a copy of The Gervais Principle a few weeks ago, and finally got a chance to dig into it…

Reflecting on Intelligence

My friend John recently published a pretty thoughtful review of Flowers for Algernon. I really liked his multiple interpretations of intelligence and wanted to add one of my own. It’s been a long time since I last read Flowers, but the story has stuck with me. Briefly, it’s about a low IQ man who goes through…

The Power of Explanation

What I’m hoping to do over the course of several posts is to lay out a foundation for a new way of thinking about ethics and reality, definitively casting a vote in favor of one interpretation of reality. My goal is persuade popular opinion in favor of what is currently considered a niche outlook. How…