Reading Time: 7 minutes Do you remember the film Snowpiercer ? You might recall the director, Bong Joon-ho, from Parasite, which famously depicted a lower-class family’s infiltration of an upper-class household. But class has always been a key consideration in his work, and it shows up in the former, too. Today, as I introduce the idea of Global Humanist […]
Nihilism, Meaning, God &…World of Tanks…?
Reading Time: 5 minutes Bear with me. I think this makes sense. I occasionally, in this lockdown world, play a game called World of Tanks. For those of you who don’t know this game (and probably don’t care), it is usually a fifteen on fifteen team game where you have to destroy the other team’s tanks to gain XP […]
Also Sprach Salathustra
Reading Time: < 1 minute Todd is dead, and we have killed him. Sal pontificates on the potential social outcomes pertaining to the sudden absence of a perceived guiding mythical presence.
An Engineering Student Defends Moral Realism
Reading Time: 3 minutes Hello readers! I haven’t contributed to Johno’s blog in a while. I’ve been busy struggling through doing some important things to further my graduate school career as well as watching my country crumble into an oligarchical wasteland before my eyes. I’ll be entering my 5th year of my PhD program at the end of the summer, […]
What’s the Real Reason We Love Action Movies?
Reading Time: < 1 minute Blinky and Sal enjoy some traditional, hyper-violent American action fare and ponder the psychological need to watch such things.
The Big Picture Only Gets Bigger
Reading Time: < 1 minute As single-celled organisms attempt to grasp their role in the universe, we zoom out on the bigger picture until we are too scared to zoom any more.
Reading Time: < 1 minute When life feels like a daily, toilsome struggle full of trials and troubles, just think about our old friends the ants.
And how we’re not so different.
The Skeptic’s Guide to Life, the Universe, and Everything
Reading Time: < 1 minute Consider this comic to be the official conclusion to Pilgrim’s Digress. Or enjoy it by itself. You know what? You do you.
Pilgrim’s Digress: Episode IX – The Final Detour
Reading Time: < 1 minute From the Cloud of Blissful Ignorance to the distracting Branch of Cozy Optimism and into the depths of nihilism in Nadirland. Where will Blinky end up?
Pilgrim’s Digress: Episode VIII – Humanity
Reading Time: < 1 minute Blinky has fallen far from his initial optimistic self. He comes to accept nihilism, but Sal has one more thing to reveal.