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Petion-Ville, United States

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The Rational Ape podcast, where everything can be talked about rationally.

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Episodes

Axiom No.1: Existence Exists

11/12/2018
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The basis of everything. Existence exists. And you know it. This is The Rational Ape

Duration:00:10:25

Language's Role In Reason

11/5/2018
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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.

Duration:00:15:36

A Vow To Reason: The Rational Ape Premier Episode

10/29/2018
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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!

Duration:00:12:56

What Is Racism?

10/22/2018
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What is racism? Who are the real racist? Let reason be our guide. And a special announcement for the show.

Duration:00:12:22

Crazy Times And The Death of Religion

10/15/2018
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The world has gone crazy! Doing good vs feeling good. And why I was wrong about religion.

Duration:00:16:38

Justice And Our Notion of Fairness

10/8/2018
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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.

Duration:00:13:34

Politics Is A Distraction

10/1/2018
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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.

Duration:00:16:04

My Sh*thole Experience (Rebroadcast)

9/24/2018
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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.

Duration:00:18:59

Fat Positive Has No Respect For The Healthy (Rebroadcast)

9/17/2018
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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.

Duration:00:12:55

Reasoning From First Principles (Rebroadcast)

9/10/2018
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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.

Duration:00:12:47

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

9/3/2018
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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.

Duration:00:18:04

Dangers of Forgetting Principles

8/27/2018
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What is a principle? How is principle destroyed in the political spectrum and how the powers that be manufacture your consent to destroy your principles. In this episode, let's explore the topic of the dangers of forgetting principles. SUBSCRIBE: thelastheretik.com

Duration:00:09:23

Why It's Not You, It's Them!

8/20/2018
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If you've ever tried to fix yourself but no matter what you do it seems that there's always a problem with you. You've changed. You've overhauled your self, still there's something wrong. Maybe, just maybe, there's nothing wrong with you. Because it's really not you, it's them. In this episode, let's explore the topic of why it's not you, it's them.

Duration:00:18:52

The Inevitable Happened!

8/13/2018
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You may or may not like Alex Jones, but the inevitable banning of Alex Jones from the big tech platforms sets precedent for banning bigger channels that oppose the mainstream narrative. "Hate speech" is a weapon that will be used against anyone who would dare go against the powers that be. The broad application of "hate speech" to dissenting voice should send shivers down your spine, because it will at the end also apply to you. FIND ME ON ALT-PLATFORMS: Gab:...

Duration:00:11:09

Leftism: A Threat To Humanity

8/6/2018
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Leftism is a secular religion that has no absolute moral standards. To understand leftism it's important to first differentiate leftism from liberalism and libertarianism. These three vastly different concepts are often times used interchangeably. This conflation of concepts allows the left to mask itself and confuse people into supporting its ideology. At worst not understanding the nature of leftism leads to ideological possession. So let's understand leftism in this episode.

Duration:00:21:46

Trump's Real Legacy

7/30/2018
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Before Donald Trump's presidency is over, I would like to talk to you about his real legacy not only to the US but also to the rest of the world. With the negative attitude towards Trump, I would like to preempt the devaluing and mischaracterization of this very important legacy to the people. This legacy must be clear and known at this early stage so you're warned. Read the article referenced by this episode: Archived My San Antonio Article.

Duration:00:11:31

The Mind's Worst Disease

7/23/2018
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If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The struggle between "for" and "against" is the mind's worst disease says the Zen master Sent-t'san in 600-700 CE. What could this mean? Eastern philosophy sounds impractical and contradictory for our times, especially when viewed with western thought. I would differ. Understanding eastern philosophy is essential in navigating a post-modern, post-truth world.

Duration:00:10:03

I Just Had A Realization!

7/16/2018
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I had a realization about the elites, the 1%, and the 1st worlders. I don't know what to do about it. It explains a lot why this segment of humanity behaves the way they behave and why odd things in politics happen. You know what they say, hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times. let's explore this.

Duration:00:13:04

A Need For "God?"

7/9/2018
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Is there a need for gods or a god? More accurately, is there a need for a transcendental reality or transcendental ideals; a reality or ideals that is more than just mere existence. It's odd that removing god and the worship of god from people doesn't necessarily lead to a more rational society, people just find other things to worship. As an atheist I think I should explore this topic more.

Duration:00:16:18

Eastern vs Western Philosophy

7/2/2018
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The East and The West took different approaches to gaining knowledge and understanding reality. Lately, I find myself going through my Eastern philosophy studies in order to make sense of the chaos around us. I find that Western philosophy (sharp and powerful as it is as an intellectual tool) is somehow ill-equip in understanding the deepest and grandest mysteries of the universe and that of reality.

Duration:00:15:47