There are many secular versions of mealtime prayers for when you want to express gratitude but don't believe in any gods. I'm not satisfied with what they choose to thank. Read more (12 min, 3100 words).
If we want to sound friendly and appealing when presenting thoughts about human behavior we should avoid analytical, distancing language. But what if the value of an analytical and distancing perspective is part of what you want to communicate? Read more (11 min, 3500 words).
I use pretty pictures to illustrate how we can use many partially overlapping belief systems to get a better image of reality than any one model can offer. Read more (4 min, 1100 words).
Part 2 of a series adapted from my 2009 Bachelor's Thesis in philosophy. Describes the traditional view of the self, using the philosopher C.A. Campbell as a representative. Read more (11 min, 2800 words)
Fiction works differently from reality and I think I sometimes forget that when watching movies and reading books. Other people, I suspect, often make the opposite mistake.Read more (900 words)