The Universal Basic Income Shell Game: Controlled Dialectics, Free Energy, and Technocratic Co-Opting

This piece will explore the possibility of how a Universal Basic Income (UBI), an officially progressive wealth (re)distribution policy, could be deployed for dark, technocratic ends. Further, this piece will examine whether a UBI could actually function as a major fake out, to keep attention away from arguably much…

On The Ethical Responsibility of Becoming a god: A Critique of Secular Transhumanism

”Transhumanists like myself, who encourage shedding our biological limitations in favor of becoming technological gods, are broadly secular.”  —Zoltan Istvan In a previous piece I laid out an overview of orthodox Christian theology with a view to exploring transhumanism as fundamentally rooted (though unconsciously) in that Christian mythos. There’s…

Mediumship: Life In the Wake of The Dead

How are we to think of communication with the dead in a weird naturalist light? That’s the question guiding this piece. In that regard, this piece is one in a series applying a weird naturalist lens to various highly strange encounters—I’ve written on looking at past life…

Psychic Aliens: A Proposal for the Possible Origin and Location of the UFO Phenomenon

"Psychic phenomena present a suitable allegory for this Other. Like the Other, these abilities are wholly intangible, yet—in a variety of experiments and anecdotes—possess the capacity to act upon our physical environment." --Joshua Cutchin. Thieves in the Night: A Brief History of Supernatural Child Abductions Wisdom traditions throughout…

Limited Scientistic Hangouts: Giordano Bruno, Cosmos, and the Alchemical Nature of Science

In the first episode of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey, the sequel to Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, we are introduced to the great Renaissance sage Giordano Bruno. The story depicts Bruno as a martyr for scientific reason against the backward reactionary forces of medieval Catholicism. It’…

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