The Rational Ape

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The Rational Ape, a philosophy podcast where everything can be talked about rationally.

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Reasoning From First Principles (Rebroadcast)

January 7th, 2019


Elon Musk in one of his interviews talked about reasoning from first principles. By virtue of who he is, I think he popularized thinking from facts …

Positive Thinking is a Waste of Time

January 3rd, 2019


Why the law of attraction doesn’t work and is a waste of time. Why pathological positive thinking will just make things worse. And how to deal with …

KILL ALL HUMANS! The Anti-Human Mindset of Environmentalists

December 24th, 2018


A recent New York Times opinion piece entitled: Would Human Extinction Be a Tragedy? concluded that the extinction of humanity would be a good thing. …

Improve Yourself With Reason And Philosophy

December 17th, 2018


How to improve yourself using critical thinking, reason and philosophy. Why there’s no self-development without reason. And why the 11 billion dollar …

What Is Conservatism?

December 10th, 2018


In a post-Trump world, being a conservative is equated to being a racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, transphobic, backwards person. Conservatism has a negative connotation to a lot of people. But is it? What does …

How To Think For Yourself

December 3rd, 2018


How you’re manipulated. Strengthening the fence of The Garden of Reason. Thinking independently. And the laws governing independent rational …

Fat Shaming Is Dangerous

November 26th, 2018


Fat this, fat that! Should you tell fat people that they’re fat? More importantly, is telling fat people that they’re fat, fat shaming? Fat shaming …

The Garden of Reason

November 19th, 2018


The Garden of Reason. Learning how to live life well. Protecting mind and structuring your mental universe. This is The Rational Ape.

Axiom No.1: Existence Exists

November 12th, 2018


The basis of everything. Existence exists. And you know it. This is The Rational Ape

Language's Role In Reason

November 5th, 2018


Words have meaning. Accurate language leads to accurate thoughts. Why you should be aware of your language. And how your mind is controlled. This is …

A Vow To Reason: The Rational Ape Premier Episode

October 29th, 2018


We are (once again) changing the name and branding of our podcast from The Last Heretik to The Rational Ape. We have outgrown our previous show and thus necessary changes must be made...
I vow to reason, to truth, and …

What Is Racism?

October 22nd, 2018


What is racism? Who are the real racist? Let reason be our guide. And a  special announcement for the show.

Crazy Times And The Death of Religion

October 15th, 2018


The world has gone crazy! Doing good vs feeling good. And why I was wrong about religion.

Justice And Our Notion of Fairness

October 8th, 2018


The court of public opinions. Why accusations should be proven. The virtue of justice and our notion of fairness. Jurisprudence. And some updates to …

Politics Is A Distraction

October 1st, 2018


Jordan Peterson was right, politics is a distraction. Reason is the way to address world problems. Philosophy and psychology are important. And some …

My Sh*thole Experience (Rebroadcast)

September 24th, 2018


Trump says Haiti is a sh*thole, the internet goes insane calling Trump a racist bigot. I lived in Haiti and have significant experiences in the third …

Fat Positive Has No Respect For The Healthy (Rebroadcast)

September 17th, 2018


The Fat Acceptance Movement has no respect for the hard work that it takes to keep oneself fit and healthy. To portray unhealth as positive then demand acceptance for that which is undesireable is the height of …

Reasoning From First Principles (Rebroadcast)

September 10th, 2018


Elon Musk in one of his interviews talked about reasoning from first principles. By virtue of who he is, I think he popularized thinking from facts …

Fact vs Evidence. Knowing vs Believing. EXPLAINED (Rebroadcast)

September 3rd, 2018


Aiming for the truth in a postmodern world is like aiming at a moving target, standing on a boat on a stormy sea. We have information, yes. But weather that information is valid or true, is a totally different question.

Dangers of Forgetting Principles

August 27th, 2018


What is a principle? How is principle destroyed in the political spectrum and how the powers that be manufacture your consent to destroy your …

Why It's Not You, It's Them!

August 20th, 2018


If you've ever tried to fix yourself but no matter what you do it seems that there's always a problem with you. You've changed. You've overhauled …

The Inevitable Happened!

August 13th, 2018


You may or may not like Alex Jones, but the inevitable banning of Alex Jones from the big tech platforms sets precedent for banning bigger channels that oppose the mainstream narrative. "Hate speech" is a weapon that …

Leftism: A Threat To Humanity

August 6th, 2018


Leftism is a secular religion that has no absolute moral standards. To understand leftism it's important to first differentiate leftism from …

Trump's Real Legacy

July 30th, 2018


Before Donald Trump's presidency is over, I would like to talk to you about his real legacy not only to the US but also to the rest of the world. …

The Mind's Worst Disease

July 23rd, 2018


If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The struggle between "for" and "against" is the mind's worst disease says …

I Just Had A Realization!

July 16th, 2018


I had a realization about the elites, the 1%, and the 1st worlders. I don't know what to do about it. It explains a lot why this segment of humanity …

A Need For "God?"

July 9th, 2018


Is there a need for gods or a god? More accurately, is there a need for a transcendental reality or transcendental ideals; a reality or ideals that is more than just mere existence. It's odd that removing god and the …

Eastern vs Western Philosophy

July 2nd, 2018


The East and The West took different approaches to gaining knowledge and understanding reality. Lately, I find myself going through my Eastern philosophy studies in order to make sense of the chaos around us. I find …

US Citizenship FOR SALE! $30,000!

June 25th, 2018


Conversations about immigration in The West has devolved into hysteria and derangement. No  rational conversation is possible for whites, lest they …

I Ate 1 Meal A Day For 3 Years, This Is What Happened...

June 18th, 2018


At the time of this writing, I've been eating 1 meal a day for 3 years. I discovered that the conventional wisdom of eating 3 meals a day is unnecessary, almost decadent especially for people whose activity is mostly …

See Your Inner World

June 11th, 2018


There's a big difference between the external world (objective reality, the realm of forms) and the internal world--which have been called in many different ways, the mind, the self among others. Why is this important? …

Is This The End?

June 4th, 2018


The Arrest of Tommy Robinson marks the end of The West as we know it. If Western nations continue on this path, this marks the beginning of the odd and slow demise of The West. I hope I'm wrong. First it's in the UK, …

Reasoning From First Principles

May 28th, 2018


Elon Musk in one of his interviews talked about reasoning from first principles. By virtue of who he is, I think he popularized thinking from facts …

Who is Richard Boom?

May 21st, 2018


Saying things that people generally don't want to hear includes consequences like being doxed, censored, business taken away, opportunities lost, or worst physically harmed. The so called left has morphed into this …

3 Reasons Why You Should Give a F*ck About Politics

May 14th, 2018


When it comes to politics and the normal person I see no f*cks given, for the most part. Politics seems like this toxic brew that people try to avoid …

Fact vs Evidence. Knowing vs Believing. EXPLAINED

May 7th, 2018


Aiming for the truth in a postmodern world is like aiming at a moving target, standing on a boat on a stormy sea. We have information, yes. But weather that information is valid or true, is a totally different question.


April 30th, 2018


What is to stop the powers that be from corrupting and coopting the alt-media as part of their disinformation propaganda machine?

FAKE Political Spectrum REVEALED!

April 23rd, 2018


When we say "spectrum" what we mean is: you have two extremes and between these two extremes are gradations of the extremes i.e. varying degrees or …

Till We Say Hello Again

February 18th, 2018


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Should I Give Up?

February 12th, 2018


It's so hard to talk about issues that must be taken seriously, especially if it requires intellectual integrity and critical thinking. People in …

Fat Positive Has No Respect For The Healthy

February 5th, 2018


The Fat Acceptance Movement has no respect for the hard work that it takes to keep oneself fit and healthy. To portray unhealth as positive then demand acceptance for that which is undesireable is the height of …

A Rant About Liberal Insanity

January 29th, 2018


I'm not sure what I'm missing here, it seems that enlightenment standards of consistency, non-contradiction, and logic are not upheld as standards …

My Sh*thole Experience

January 22nd, 2018


Trump says Haiti is a sh*thole, the internet goes insane calling Trump a racist bigot. I lived in Haiti and have significant experiences in the third …

Toxic Feelings Will Destroy Us All!

January 15th, 2018


The problem lies not on people's inability for critical thought but people mistaking feeling for thinking. Feeling is easy, no effort is required to …

How To Solve Your Problems

January 8th, 2018


When you worry or get stressed because of your problems, it simply means that you haven't figured out the solution to your problem. The question is …

Generation Snowflake Will Destroy The World!

January 1st, 2018


Puppy rooms to relieve stress, Play-Dohs, coloring books, and safe spaces... these are not for toddlers but for college students in universities. …

Bitcoin Pump & Dump: An Adult Talk About Cryptocurrencies

December 25th, 2017


With the rise in price of bitcoin in a market driven by sentiment, it's hard to find anyone to talk to not clouded by greed or fear of missing out. …

The Weapon Against Lies

December 18th, 2017


In a time of chaos, in a world ripe with propaganda and fake news, in a society plagued by false prophets and sophist, how to do you protect yourself? How do you know who to believe, what to believe? How do you cut …

Why There's Inequality And It's Not What You Think

December 11th, 2017


Here's why there's inequality in the world, but it's not what you think. This is something that the mainstream won't talk about. Something that …

Political Atheism

December 3rd, 2017


I don't bow to political gods nor do I use politics as my religion. I don't use politics as a substitute for my identity nor do I use politics to …

Meaning And Reason

November 27th, 2017


"In the long run, we'll all be dead." Said John Maynard Keynes. A lot of people would quote him and proclaim the meaninglessness of life and glorify …

This Is Important!

November 20th, 2017


When the premises don't match reality, you must examine the premises; in this case you must also examine the people that are providing you with the narrative and the information. "The powers that be" not only got so …

Who is John Galt?

November 13th, 2017


Irrationality is rife and it rules the world. It's the mainstream. It's the society. It's your colleagues. It's your neighbor. How do you escape a …

Radical Islamic Terrorism, Say It!

November 6th, 2017


Goddamnit! For Allah's Sake! Jessus Chrrriiiist! Say it! Say it! It's unfortunate the it starts to look comical when you see pundits on the right force leftists to say "radical Islamic terrorism." I agree with them we …

Resisting Propaganda

October 30th, 2017


After a year of fake news against Trump, the endless Russia Gate propaganda peddling is coming to a very amusing conclusion. The Steele Dossier …

The 3 Rules Of A Coherent Thought

October 23rd, 2017


In a world where fake news and confusion of facts is running amok, it’s important to have standards on which one could lean upon in order to …

The Russians Did It!

October 16th, 2017


First, it was Russia hacked the election. Then it was Russia hacked the election but “not in the traditional sense.” Then it was Russia interfered with the election. When that didn’t work, it was Russia influenced the …

A Heretic's Guide To Society

October 9th, 2017


Welcome to the debut episode of our rebranded show, The Last Heretik! I was recently in LA and the revelations I had is quite interesting...

Political …

The Last Heretik: INPOTM Rebranding

September 8th, 2017


We're rebranding I'm Not Part of This Madness (INPOTM). The new name of our show will be The Last Heretik, which I think fits what we're doing and the topics of our podcasts much better.

The YouTube channel will change …

The Illusion of Equality

September 4th, 2017


Equality, the notion that everybody is born equal is preposterous and dangerous to society. People are not born equal, some people are born more …

Afghanistan, North Korea, Russia, & The Middle East: US Empire Won't Leave The World Alone

August 30th, 2017


UPDATE: This episode was removed by YouTube! But that's okay. You know that you're on the right path when YouTube removes/censors a video/podcast that is well-reasoned.

Afghanistan, North Korea, Russia, Iraq, Iran, The …

Prisoners of Language: Charlottesville Protest Aftermath

August 28th, 2017


I will not bore you with the details of what happened in the Charlottesville Unite The Right Protest; that is relegated to others who covered this event wall to wall. In this episode we’ll have a discussion of how …

POLEMIC: Borders, Cultures, Diversity, & Multi-Culturalism

August 21st, 2017


For this episode I decided to do something different. Instead of pre-meditating and listing down my thoughts in the form of show notes, I'll be talking about and trying to figure out my thoughts on immigration, borders, …

Breakfast, NOT The Most Important Meal of The Day

August 14th, 2017


“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” is a myth, a product of clever marketing sell more breakfast cereals. US 2017 ready-to-eat cereal sales: private label $656.7 million. General Mills $496.6 million.
This …

ON MONEY PART 2: How Money is Created

August 9th, 2017


Ask people to explain the process of how money is created, you’ll be surprised to the degree to which very few really understands how money is created.
In this 2nd installment of INPOTM Money series, I will explain how …

ON MONEY PART 1: Is Money Evil?

August 7th, 2017


People don’t understand money, not because it’s complicated, in fact money is simple and easy. People don’t understand money because they pile up so many concepts, beliefs, and subjective feelings over money that the …

Why Be Rational?

July 31st, 2017


All living organisms depend upon their ability to perceive reality as accurately as possible in order to survive. Animals in the wild that misjudge or make an inaccurate assessment of their reality gets eaten. A monkey …

The Age Of Madness: Rant About A World That Has Gone Insane

July 24th, 2017


I don’t know how it came about this over focus on feelings. That everything is feelings-based, that everything is relative (and therefore, there is …

Gods of The Atheists

July 17th, 2017


Self-identified atheists tend to be aligned with the Democratic Party and with political liberalism. 69% of atheists identify as Democrats (or lean …

GMOs: A Dose of Reality

July 10th, 2017


The debate about GMOs have been needlessly emotionalized and politicized. Now we can’t have any reasonable conversation about genetic technology …

Genders: What They Won't Say

July 3rd, 2017


In 19 June 2017 Bill C-16 (An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code) became Canadian law. In a nutshell it criminalizes non-acceptance and speaking against the gender theory.
In the US Facebook …

Health & Fitness Experts Are Making You Fat: 6 Meals a Day

June 26th, 2017


In 2015 the global market size of health clubs were at $81.2 billion. The market size for dietary supplement market is projected to reach $278.02 by 2024. Obesity’s economic cost is estimated at $147-$210 billion per …

Islamic Terrorism: What They Won't Say

June 17th, 2017


It’s disturbing that people and their leaders refuse to say Islamic terrorism whenever there is an act of terror that is Islamic in nature and is committed by a Muslim. Why do we refuse to label the problem with its …

What is The Truth?

June 4th, 2017


A lot of people give a lot of weight on “the truth.” People seek it and die for it. But how many people ever gave a careful thought about the truth? …

The Podcast of Thinkers

June 4th, 2017


Let’s talk about what this podcasts is all about. The intention of this show is to spread the critical thinking, reason, self-analysis, and truth. It’s only through these principles that we can avoid the madness of the …

This Podcast is For You

June 3rd, 2017


This is the premier episode of I’m Not Part of This Madness (INPOTM). Welcome! In this episode, we’ll talk about who this podcast is for. No doubt, that if you’ve found your way here this is for you but I still want to …

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