Longer, researched, pages than notes

Converting To Egoism (part 1)

Published on: 2018-03-04

“Freedom” awakens your rage against everything that is not you; “egoism” calls you to joy over yourselves, to self-enjoyment.

  • Max Stirner, “The Ego and Its Own”
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Can You Accept Evolution and the Bible as Fact?

Published on: 2017-12-07

In this post, I am trying to provide an answer to the question:

Can You Accept Evolution and the Bible as Fact?

Ultimately, as I describe throughout this post, you cannot accept both, since the Bible clearly specifies the nature of creation and how the Earth came to be, and it is completely incompatable with the scientific notion that species have evolved and mutated to reach their current day state.

In effect, you cannot believe that God created man ‘in his image’ and with purpose, and believe that man was created from natural selection, a process which God has no direct control over. They are two fundamentally different ideas.

I also explore some common misconceptions about the belief in YEC, since they are so prevelant.

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The Red Badge of Courage

Published on: 2017-11-16

I read The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane. Although I think it misses the concept that religion is man-made (Crane thinks that religion is what separates man from beast), this book brings up very valid criticisms of the assumed respect we have for soldiers, and the implication that their motives for fighting are more important than the ability to fight itself.

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Slaughterhouse Five

Published on: 2017-11-16

Slaughterhouse Five is one of my favorite Kurt Vonnegut novels. It has some good arguments advocating for pacificism, and, in general, how most wars are unjustified.

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ORNL Internship (part 0)

Published on: 2017-06-08

On 2017-05-22, I started my internship at ORNL (Oak Ridge National Labratory) (, where I have been learning about programming, filesystems, and other aspects of HPC.

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Open Letter to the L&N STEM Academy

Published on: 2017-03-02

Our school is banning installation of Linux and other non-macOS operating systems on our school mac airs. I personally disagree with this, and I intend to explain my thinking.

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Why Schools Should Use Free Software

Published on: 2016-12-26

Schools should use free software because it enables further education, and critical thinking.

This article is about the pros and cons of free software, such as GNU/Linux, and how this software should be used or at least supported in education.

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First post

Published on: 2016-12-24

This is my personal site,

I will post small notes, and larger articles on current events with myself, as well as general issues.

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