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.
Saying things that people generally don't want to hear includes consequences like being doxed, censored, business taken away, opportunities lost, or worst physically harmed. The so called left has morphed into this dangerous entity. I used to hide from it with a psuedonym as a shield. But no more. Here I am. I use my face and my name. I want to be as open as possible to develop that trust with listeners who may stumble on this podcast.
When it comes to politics and the normal person I see no f*cks given, for the most part. Politics seems like this toxic brew that people try to avoid at all costs, even at the cost of their freedoms and ultimately their lives. If it was up to me, I would just get rid of governments and the politics that come with it, but I don't have any better or viable alternative. And so, I must participate in politics best I can.
Here are 3 reasons why should care about politics. And another 3 reasons why you should care about US politics in particular.
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.