Modern Jewish Orthodoxy and the Thermodynamics of Tzedakah

In my last post, I outlined some very ambitious ideas relating to Karl Friston’s Free Energy Principle and its implications for a number of different fields in the sciences and humanities. After having the opportunity to share it around a bit, I have heard back from a Google machine learning engineer and a couple of neuroscientists that I seem to … Read More

Friston’s Free Energy Principle: Towards a Theory of Everything?

Between 2016 and 2018, I was a research assistant at McMaster University’s Degroote School of Business, where I was studying the growth patterns of students in a high-intensity experiential learning program called MARS Apprentice. Following forty hours of interviews and a transcript coding process, I uncovered relationships between cognitive styles and language patterns that took me far beyond the scope … Read More

Programming Mental Prosthetics

Usually, my writing pieces are longer completed projects, such as my paper on intuition, my book with a courtroom-style “proof” for God, and my recently-completed “thesis” on psychology. However, I’m going to try to get more blog posts out, and because of how many things I am juggling right now they will probably be shorter posts. Anyway, I just thought … Read More

Whispering to Machines (An AI-Human Collaboration)

Legend Article On May 11, 1997, an artificial intelligence named “Deep Blue” made history by defeating the reigning world chess champion, Garry Kasparov, in a six-game series. Ever since then, the capabilities of computer programs have continued to match or surpass human abilities in countless spheres of expertise, causing many to question whether humans will still be good for anything … Read More

Soulpunk: Notes Toward a Manifesto

We live in an age of unprecedented technological achievement, global connection, and cultural sophistication. Yet, despite our vast stores of knowledge and advanced machinery, the average human being is more miserable than ever. The rates of depression, mental illness, and suicide continue to rise in developed countries, and many people remain deeply dissatisfied with their lives despite the “progress” we … Read More

Integrity Psychology – A Summary in Verse

I’m writing a bookBut it’s taking a whileSo here is a poemI do hope you smile Let’s begin with lifeWhat is it, exactly?Transmission of information!Let’s think abstractly You’re like a signalPropagating through timeGenes through generationsSymbols through media (like rhyme) You get a collectionOf things at the startChildhood is importantThings imprint on your heart From this, you get passionsThings you love … Read More

Integrity Psychology: A Preview

Normally I don’t release significant works until they are fully completed, however in this case I thought it might be interesting and useful if I share perhaps the most significant passion project I’ve been working on over the last six years. I think it may shed some light, at least obliquely, on some of the problems we have been facing … Read More

Bicameralism, Inner Voices, Idolatry, and Prophecy

This was a section intended for my newest book, but was cut to maintain a strict focus. If you enjoy this content, you will love “Pieces of the Puzzle“, which discusses Biblical issues such as the creation of the universe and the Exodus from Egypt from scientific and historical perspectives. You will also enjoy my paper “The Bicameral Expert“, which … Read More

Strong’s Law of Systems

When people do not want to take personal responsibility for something, they systematize it. That’s it. That’s the law.

The Colonized Mind

The following is the seventh chapter of my book “Industrial Society and Its Future: A Reexamination”, available on Amazon/Kindle and as a .pdf on Gumroad. “Low self-esteem, depressive tendencies and defeatism are… widespread in our society. And today’s society tries to socialize us to a greater extent than any previous society. We are even told by experts how to eat, … Read More