With Charity Toward None: A Fond Look At Misanthropy

Review of With Charity Toward None: A Fond Look At Misanthropy by Florence King Although it contains…

Gráphagos: Memetik Evrim Grafik Tasarımı Açıklar mı?

2010’da yarattığım evrimsel grafik tasarım programı Gráphagos hakkında ilk Türkçe yazımı Manifold için yazdım. Yazıda programın ayrıntılarından…

Mind and Cosmos

Review of Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False by…

Mary the Marriageable

— There’s this girl Mary. — And? — Such a lovely girl, and she takes good care…

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All Dark Inside

This is one of the best gifts I’ve received in my life, from my girlfriend, custom made…

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Evolutionary Graphic Design: Gráphagos

I’m finally publishing the evolutionary graphic design program that I created in 2008–2010 as my master’s thesis…

Reinventing the Sacred

Review of Reinventing the Sacred: A New View of Science, Reason, and Religion by Stuart A. Kauffman From…

Free Will

Review of Free Will by Sam Harris Sam Harris is a crystal-clear and highly efficient author, and this…

Argument against Argument from Design

When confronted with the Argument from Design, people usually resort to various (perfectly solid) counter-arguments, pointing to…

What Darwin Got Wrong

Review of What Darwin Got Wrong by Jerry A. Fodor, Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini Part I: Lewontin Strikes Back (Literally, the…

Inertialism

I am in the mood for doing some oldschool existential philosophy and I hereby define a new…

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Headhunting for Consciousness

Yesterday I met David Chalmers. 19 to go. (Crick is dead.) (I guess that’s why Dennett took…

Find Out What You Are

This is a personal project that dates back to 2009; I’ve been postponing sharing it because I…

Zeros and Universes

What do you think if you notice that all the zeros in the book you’re reading have…

Biology as Ideology

Review of Biology as Ideology: The Doctrine of DNA by Richard C. Lewontin Lewontin is a leftist…

1984 as Doublethink

It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words. Of course the great wastage is in the verbs…

Dawkins vs Gould

Review of Dawkins vs Gould: Survival of the Fittest by Kim Sterelny I had low expectations for…

Freedom and Neurobiology

Review of Freedom and Neurobiology: Reflections on Free Will, Language, and Political Power by John R. Searle…

Dennett’s Istanbul Talk Online!

Here it is, finally, Dan Dennett’s Istanbul talk titled “Darwin’s Strange Inversion of Reasoning” from last year….

A Well-Disposed Memeticist’s Problems With the Meme Talk

It’s been some time since I finished reading Darwinizing Culture: the Status of Memetics as a Science…

Taking Memetics Seriously

I am currently reading Darwinizing Culture, edited by Robert Aunger. I just finished David Hull’s contribution titled…

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House MD: Stories Worth Watching

I’m not a big fan of stories. In fact, I lost my interest in stories a long…

The Story of a Clever Young Man

Since I watched Wittgenstein by Derek Jarman and fell in love with the story told by J….

Naming Things

We made the chair, and named it ‘chair’, ‘chaise’, etc. That’s fine. But isn’t it rude of…

Early Christmas

I did it. I met Dan Dennett. I picked him and his lovely wife up from the airport,…

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