Spyro the Dragon is quite possibly one of the single most influential and important parts of my life. That may sound strange given that Spyro is just a simple little polygonal 90's platformer videogame about a miniscule purple dragon who collects gems and breaths fire, but to me personally it has meant so much more...
(Images Above - cover art from the original trilogy games released for the Sony Playstation console)
I had a rough childhood dealing with abuse (that I won't go int
Some people on here seem to be somewhat confused as to why I seem to fluctuate back and forth between hardened skeptic, and strong believer. Although this isn't at all hard to understand my backstory behind why I believe what I believe. I could write a whole book on this topic, but will at least try and condense it as best I can and cut straight to the main points.
I grew up in a fundamentalist Christian household. I was very deeply religious from an early age, and as I got older (and more
For those of you who've never heard the term 'Overton Window', let me start out simply with the Wikipedia definition:
Furthermore, according to the earliest published Mackinac Center for Public Policy article on the topic of the Overton Window:
Shifting the Overton Window is a perfectly normal and natural part of any sort of social and political progress. It like any tool can be used for good and bad, so shifting the Overton Window is not inherently a
In my two previous blog entries, I wrote in opposition of Materialism. Though I want to be clear, that I don't in any way support any form of religion. In fact I can be rather strongly anti-religion in many ways. So in this entry I'll discuss the differences between being spiritual versus being religious, and exactly why religion is in many ways a bad thing.
I'd also like to add, that I in no way wish to offend anyone. I'm not in any way saying that if you are religious, that you're by defi
I just read one of the most sexist articles that I've ever seen before.
I don't know who this woman is, but she is clearly one of the most sexist people I've ever encountered, and given the length of the article, I figured I should respond to every one of her insanely moronic points here in this blog post. I realize this article was posted over a week ago, but I'm just now st
When I first came to this forum, I would've described myself as a 'Spiritualist.' Someone who absolutely does believe there's some sort of 'spiritual' aspect to reality, but beyond that I didn't really know. Now I'm not so sure I know anything anymore...
First let me give you some background info.
I was born into a fundamentalist Christian home, indoctrinated in it from birth, and later became extremely devout in my teenage years. It wasn't until a year or so after high school that I s
I've spent many months on here debating you on various political issues, and have come to a number of realizations. It has come to my attention that Trump's supporters are unable to accept verifiable truths about him and themselves, as well as lack the ability to empathize with the plights of others. 'Losing' an argument when you are right just because the other person doesn't understand what you're saying is probably one of the most infuriating things in the entire uni
I've always considered myself to be a nerdy fanboy. I love all things scifi, fantasy, and anime. Though in recent years there have been a number of long-running franchises that have been getting worse and worse and worse as time went on. Some nearly completely destroying the series that I love. With the release of the new Star Wars movie, I've had some time to self-reflect on my feelings towards such deeply beloved franchises, which ultimately lead me to the decision I've made today. To stop bei
So I started a couple of different blogs a while back on here, but stopped submitting entries to them for various reasons.
The main reason however was because they were both blog series with a specified subject and goal in mind with them. This series however is literally gonna be about whatever comes to mind. I'll be posting more and more here on random topics of whatever I personally feel like I wanna talk about at the immediate moment. Hopefully this will also motivate me to get back to p
I've wanted to make this official for a while now. I've ended up repeating myself over and over again to the various 'skeptic' members on here while stating the these exact same points, and I've grown rather tired of typing it all out and linking to the same sites again and again. So I've decide to type everything out into this one blog post, that I can then post a link to it in my signature and reference them to it whenever any hardened 'skeptics' start arguing with me over their same old point
The three primary philosophical arguments for consciousness being separate from the material brain:
Perfect Scientific Understanding Argument - If (or when) we reach an absolute perfect scientific understanding of a biological system, and we know absolutely every single detail pertaining to what makes up the material structure of any living thing, including every minute detail of that living thing's physiological brain structure, there would still be one thing that we wouldn't know. Namel