Education · Politics

The Biggest Problem of the Humanities and Social Sciences

It is all-too-easy to bash non-technical degrees. That is not to say that there is no bullshit in technical degrees. (There is, but that would be a story for another post.) What I want to take aim at is the one fundamental weakness of the former. It is a fundamentally flawed understanding of the scientific… Continue reading The Biggest Problem of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Politics · Society

“Doctors and Engineers” Performing Simple Tasks

At the beginning of the great European migration crisis, we were promised doctors and engineers, quantum physicists and mathematicians, architects and pilots. In the end, we somehow got an abundance of uneducated goat-herders. The thought that a third-world country could educate people at the standard of the first world is indeed ludicrous and it says… Continue reading “Doctors and Engineers” Performing Simple Tasks

Alt-Right · Politics

Secession and the Fragility of the Rule of Law

We had an interesting exchange in the comment section the other day. As some of you may know, Brenton Tarrant, the self-declared “part-time kebab removalist” who cleared out two mosques in New Zealand left a manifesto. In it, he outlines the motivation behind the attack. This includes a section in which he discusses some alternatives… Continue reading Secession and the Fragility of the Rule of Law