Over the last year, I have found many good articles at Aeon—a digital magazine of ideas, philosophy, and culture. I had intended to write posts about these many pieces but alas I have not found the time. So instead I will link to some of the thought-provoking pieces they’ve published that I’ve read followed by … Continue reading Profound Essays from Aeon Magazine
Last weekend Justin Tucker kicked the longest field goal in NFL history. He also claimed that the best NFL kickers regularly kick even longer ones in practice. This got me thinking about the evolution of NFL kicking and the phenomena of resistance to change. Consider an example. I grew up in St. Louis and our … Continue reading Have Field Goal Kickers Improved?
“Unlike the soldier, a scout’s goal isn’t to defend one side over the other. It’s to go out, survey the territory, and come back with as accurate a map as possible. Regardless of what they hope to be the case, above all, the scout wants to know what’s actually true.”
(Akim Reinhardt’s superb essay about the proliferation of conspiracy theories online was published at 3 Quarks Daily on MONDAY, AUG 16, 2021. Reprinted with permission.)
I have previously written about the philosopher David Benatar’s anti-natalism. Now Oxford University Press has published his new book The Human Predicament: A Candid Guide to Life’s Biggest Questions. Here is a brief summary of the book followed by a few comments.