The Goodnight Post

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A Deceptive Rationalism

The simplest way of expressing one’s feelings is to directly state them. If you are mad, you might say, “I’m mad,” for example. If only that were how …

Critical Thinking

The Importance of our Emotional Unreason

What share does emotion deserve in decision-making, especially in important decision-making? It is a question that must be asked especially in the …

Fizzled Out

The Little Donut

Bam. Slam. Alakazam. It was gone. The little donut man took off and ran on. His days were fearful, his run unending. He ran from cops, from whom he’d …

Love for the Night

Set the time forward, and I am a well-reasoned, sleepy boy. Fall back, and I am a confused, well-rested boy. It is somewhat unnatural to tune the …

Where Did the Stars Go?

Staring out the window, I wonder where all the stars went. The night is cool, its hums soft and continuous—but it is artificial. It spreads an empty …

A Not so Big, Small World

Until recently, the expression “it’s a small world” had always confused me, simply because this “small world” contains seven billion people, each …

Forgotten

Recently, I attended a small backyard show at the Eureka Building. A few underground bands were playing the venue, but I was mainly there to see a …

The Reason in Believing Big Unknowns

The divide between atheism and religion often meets at metaphysical questions, of believing thoughts aligned with the observed, or those derived from …

Relatable Physics

You can find a part of yourself in anything. Just try. A silken blanket is consistent with the same properties you recognize—flown by the same …

Physics

On Cheating

Success is determined by being unique—by being yourself, as the cliché goes. And to be unique, you don’t need to be born with luxury and guidance… …

Political Pacifism, the Alt-Right, and Us

In navigating through post-election grief, a fair amount of us have already given into the depressing result. This consists of a lowering of the …

A Crowd Mentality, of Sorts

The thought of formal debates brings back memories of such things in high school, filled with pandering and fast paced talking. More relevant do the …

Of Outsider Biases and Strawman Attacks

At times when a visible enemy arises, crowds unify and demand more action. This would seem appropriate—to increase desperation as opposition …

Social Activism

Is the Media Doing a Good Job on the Election?

In the spirit of our ongoing series, Tips for a Better Informed Public, we wondered how the public perceived the media. The series focuses on a …

The Illusion of Icon Uniqueness

When it was reported Brock Turner had become a rapist, I wasn’t stunned, or particularly moved; nor was I when images of the Syrian boy, Omran …

Welcome to the Jungle

Wow, you’ve just escaped your parent’s never ending hugs, and they have finally headed home, while you find yourself for the first time by yourself. …

The Undiscerning Sherlock

I can’t stand to see the city like this. As is its usual state, crime veils itself behind dimly lit alleyways, soon to be told, if any witnesses …