Killer Whales and the Is-Ought Problem

First proposed by the Scottish philosopher David Hume, the is-ought problem identifies the fallacy of moving from statements about how the world is to statements about how the world ought to be. We can identify an is-ought fallacy in a grossly simplified argument in favor of the Paleo diet which … Read more

Fitness, Resilience and Violence

In preparation for a new novel about a mass shooting incident, I did extensive research on aberrant psychologies and recent mass shootings. In all my studies of mass killers, one character deficiency kept popping up over and over again: lack of basic resilience. The shooter’s particular psychological makeup made no … Read more