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The return of a true cynic

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• Is the world eternal? YES
• Do humans have contra-causal free will (i.e., can humans do otherwise)? NO
• Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? YES
• Do humans have souls? YES
• Are there natural rights? YES
• Is it morally permissible to eat meat? NO
• Is the unexamined life worth living? NO
• Is truth subjectivity? YES
• Is virtue necessary for happiness? YES
• Can a computer have a mind? YES
• Can humans know reality as it is in itself? YES
• Is hell other people? YES
• Can art be created accidentally? NO
• Can we change the past? NO
• Are numbers real? NO
• Is it always better to know the truth? YES

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  1. Very funny, very Onion esque. Perhaps this return correlates to the professor at the Lovecraft University beginning his curriculum on Madness, to properly ingrain into the students there a great sense of disorder, sickness, fear and blind tongue speaking rage.

    More on that here:

    Speaking of great cynics (or skeptics? not sure where to put him) I’ll be reading Nietzsche’s Also Sprach Zarathustra auf Deutsch over the radio tonight, from 8 to 10 pm. I’ll be reading about 8 to 10 minutes with about a 10 minute break for music and legality, and I’ll try to mention the break length every time so people can hear what they want. I hate the plot summaries in chapter beginnings in my philosophy books so it’ll be straight from the text. I’ll be reading slowly due to my own ability and for the sake of clarity. If its too much or not enough though, you can email through the website and let me know. The music will be relatively toned down for the show but fitting of my aesthetic and the overall mood, with some tributes to Kleiner’s metal youth, so just be wary of volume levels during breaks.
    The website is

    Next week, in the mood of this article though, I might lighten things up and read my favorites from Beyond Good and Evil.


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