"I am perfectly comfortable with what the Rose City crew did, particularly after finding out who is and what he does". The latest letter between & is truly extraordinary! Read it here: #Antifa #AndyNgo
(1) If you want to share your experiences of the #CoronavirusLockdown, 💌 is here for you. We're also appealing to people with expertise or just ideas that could help others cope with #pandemic life to be willing to receive/answer letters.
I’m obsessed with ⁦⁩. Such interesting, thoughtful conversations and debates. It’s an oasis of respectful discourse to stimulate your intellect in the desert of conspiracy, hatred and name-calling that has become social media.
Interesting dialogue on between & about the value of evolutionary thinking for the study of human culture. Is evolution the grand unifying framework for studying culture, or just a dead-end, or something in between?
"On Abortion & Ethics" #ImpossibleConversations #LetterWiki #abortion #ethics
There is an ongoing conversation at between Philip Goff and myself on the science and philosophy of panpsychism. I’m the skeptic, in case it needed to be said.
There is an ongoing conversation at between Philip Goff and myself on the science and philosophy of panpsychism. I’m the skeptic, in case it needed to be said.
If you're following my correspondence with regarding #Feminist, there is a new letter available for you to read! 😀 .
The final round of my correspondence with .
My response letter to Cody Moser () regarding the nature of biological sex on . I hope this turns out to be a fruitful conversation of interest to a wide audience! Thank you Cody for initiating this dialogue!
My reply to explaining why I support critical race theory. Space constraints hit me hard, so I just concentrated on what I take to be the core CRT idea - the persistence of structural racism regardless of intent.
As many of you know, I have taken full advantage of the platform . We now have a challenge to have even more #ImpossibleConversations. Announces Impossible Conversations Competition
YC baby! One of the startups I'm invested in has made the final round of Y-Combinator. Congratulations Clyde, Dane, Monish and the Letter team! :-) YC is flying them to San Francisco for the final round. To put this in perspective,…
Letter is honoured to host an exchange between and On Human Cultural Evolution. We're offering subscribers a chance to receive a copy of each of their recent books. To enter the draw subscribe (it's free!) here
“With so many achievements in science and technology, how many more examples do you need to increase your confidence in human ingenuity?” A letter on optimism, to via
Oooh, look everyone! 👀 has replied to my letter about his new book, #ASelfPortraitInBlackAndWhite. This is exciting! Our topic—like the book's—unlearning race. 💌
Sorry about the delay on Part 2. I've been working on launching a new platform - - with & . It's a place where the conversations that should be taking place in the universities can happen. I’d love it if you would test it out.
Previously I defended CRT, here I respond to 's challenges by arguing (especially in our polarised discourse) we must reason through ideologies ourselves, not judge by proponents' behaviour. Stoicism and belief holism in the culture war!
I just posted my latest letter in conversation with , on rationality and postrationality. 🙂🕹️🔭⛱️
An open letter about how we're ignoring the single most important #COVID19 statistic, putting thousands, if not millions of lives at risk. Why not reply or write your own letter? Open to all.
The lovely wrote me a letter on asking me to recount my earliest significant memory, and about my thoughts on memory and identity generally, so I did so. Her letter, and my response, can be read here
"I share with you the desire for an approach to social justice that does not sacrifice integrity of argument at the altar of sanctimony."
Now on -- I expanded my suggestions for HOW TO BE SICK WHILE ALONE into a Letter there for their COVID-19 coverage.
Open discussion of differing world views is essential for progress. Always eager to have my ideas challenged. I invite ⁦⁩ to help raise level of discussion via public conversation RT if you would like to see this happen
I have an account on now! I'm not sure how I'm going to use this platform yet but I'm very interested in trying it out. If you want to engage with me there, here's the profile:
Super excited to share that I’ve joined the team! Dayne, Clyde and Co. have done some amazing work over these last few months, and they’ve got some great stuff cooking. If this is your first time hearing of ... where’ve you been?! Check it out.
I have an account on now! I'm not sure how I'm going to use this platform yet but I'm very interested in trying it out. If you want to engage with me there, here's the profile:
Want to have a conversation over ? Feel free to write to me.
and I engage in a discussion on (kool new platform) about libertarianism and anarchy. My perspective is "Why I am No Longer a Libertarian". cc
While many of us are at home, in our apartments, listlessly reading by the window, contemplating hyperobjects and global pandemics, consider writing each other letters:
If you're keen to enter the #ImpossibleConversations competition () but don't have a writing partner, check out Post conversation proposals to this page and we'll help you find an interlocutor. h/t
Excited to be in my first conversation. Come follow along! - Ethics, animals, climate. Refreshingly, you can't comment on but feel free to attack me here as usual🙂 Thanks Nadia + + .
Some important Qs for multi-level / cultural-group selection approach raised in this exchange: - what *exactly* constitutes a group? - what are the replicators? - what falsifiable predictions does a CGS approach make?
Excited to be in my first conversation. Come follow along! - Ethics, animals, climate. Refreshingly, you can't comment on but feel free to attack me here as usual🙂 Thanks Nadia + + .
My conversation with on cultural evolution that started on twitter is being continued on a new platform for civil discourse called Letter. .
I respond somewhat inadequately to at
and I engage in a discussion on (kool new platform) about libertarianism and anarchy. My perspective is "Why I am No Longer a Libertarian". cc
A brief letter on why I am not a patriot, in the hopes that it will spark conversation on this topic I find quite puzzling but which I suspect shall soon become more and more relevant to my life.
Panpsychism: the last entry in my exchange with at on the science and philosophy of panpsychism is out. I’m the skeptic, in case it needed to be said. . Full thread here:
Panpsychism: the last entry in my exchange with at on the science and philosophy of panpsychism is out. I’m the skeptic, in case it needed to be said. . Full thread here:
Panpsychism: the last entry in my exchange with at on the science and philosophy of panpsychism is out. I’m the skeptic, in case it needed to be said. . Full thread here:
I'm on this website because I like writing letters even if I'm bad at replying to them. Write me one if you want to.
I continue my exchange with on -- I write about the Heroine's Journey and how it might differ from the Hero's Journey. This is the content I'm really excited about!
The Stoics are coming and they are returning to their epistolary roots! “This raises a number of questions. How much do you need to commit to be called a Stoic? And how much do you need to commit to for it to be useful?” via
A lot of us are having trouble focusing right now & need some extra help. Our own at 💌 offers some concrete advice for those of us whose minds are racing.
Excited to share next installment in exchange of letters (via ) between me & Rabbi on circumcision & morality. He asks, why do I think "medical necessity" is only valid moral justification for non-consensual genital cutting? Answer here
Interesting - a platform on which people exchange letters as form of respectful, constructive dialogue
I've sent an opening salvo to , who has agreed to correspond with me about his books #Hooked and #Indistractable. On 💌. Recently written a book? I've been interviewing authors in letter form over on that platform. Send 'em my way!
For anyone interested in following (Courtney) and I’s ongoing conversation regarding critical thinking in schools, check this out!! #agents4agency #teachertwitter
diversity of thought is useful, after all, some of the great thinkers in history appear to have teetered on the edge of madness.But I view diverse ways of thinking as creativity catalysts that can only render value within a framework of scientific thinking
If people haven´t yet check out my correspondence ala on the thinking of Kant, Hegel and Marx and the different concepts of freedom and time in their work.
Memetic mediation "is an extension of my contemplative practice, a very personal endeavor". It forces us "to confront the compartmentalized resonances and dissonances in our own psychology" My initial response to on
Memetic mediation "is an extension of my contemplative practice, a very personal endeavor". It forces us "to confront the compartmentalized resonances and dissonances in our own psychology" My initial response to on
I've received a from on biological anthropology and the naturalistic fallacy - a very complex subject! Looking forward to answering below
"is there something essential to liberalism that disables it from defending its own institutions from the left?" h/t &
Finally kicked off a with on centrism and the IDW, taking 's article as a starting point. Follow along for all our profound thoughts ;P
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I am now on . Looking forward to dialoguing with some interesting interlocutors. You can subscribe to my conversations here
"any definition of religion which subsumes both the Girl Guides and the Islamic State is ambiguous at best and misleading at worst." Shots fired in the conversation with my friend and collaborator,
In case you missed it: I interviewed the wonderful in letter form on 💌
Just started a planned letter exchange with on worker coops. Folks who've read my last couple of pieces might be interested because it strings together arguments I've been making in the last couple of weeks there.
I've just posted #27-#34 in my exchange with , In which I flip from Trump to Marianne Williamson (L#32). Sort of. (Not really. But it is weird.) Also I come out as a cult leader (L#32). Enjoy the ride.
My letter wiki with the wonderful writer Christopher Mastropietro.On the subject of Joker, Frankenstein, the nature of monsters and how tame them.
is a communication technology combining the best parts of written letters with the distributive power of digital media -
Fascinating. Two big names in evolutionary biology duking it out on the big question — can Darwinism explain cultural evolution? It’s & . The back & forth is happening on the platform.
Check out the conversation between & , which we are hosting at (an enterprise I'm proud to be part of)
Very impressed with . Lots of people out there have had versions of this idea before but this is a cool execution. Love the simplicity
The next part of my correspondence with is up on . We discuss individualism and the philosophy of economic analysis.
Finally replied! 🤓❤️ I actually went slightly over the word limit before I realized there was one, and I really like that there is one – it kinda gives me permission to not have to go on forever
Alexander Bard, the European Justin Murphy, in conversation with Justin Murphy, the American Alexander Bard! On #Marx and #Nietzsche!
New obsession: - a platform that is digitizing the thoughtfulness of snail mail written correspondence with the conversations happening in public. h/t 🙌 and
If people haven't seen it they might enjoy the latest part of my exchange with Professor Kenneth Houston on postmodernism, the right, and some other neat topics on
New letter over at . Really enjoying the challenge of developing my no-control view. Highly recommend you listen to our episode this week about and give the platform a try!
Got two new leters up on . A follow up on a free will discussion I'm really enjoying and the beginning of a new conversation with that will hopefully get into the weeds on the cost benefit analysis surrounding freedom of expression.
I have been having more conversations on . I think this is much better for me than Twitter. Also, I want to facilitate more indepth discussion of Areo articles. Here, and I have a discussion based on a piece by Benny Markovitch.
Do you have a topic you'd like to explore? Or maybe an idea you'd like stress-tested? Maybe its time you throw a letter into the digital seas of the noosphere. Check out the "Letter in a Bottle" section on to find your philosophical other.
New letter over at . Really enjoying the challenge of developing my no-control view. Highly recommend you listen to our episode this week about and give the platform a try!
I notice is receiving some inexplicable hostility for his idea that we must get beyond race—an idea he explores with nuance, sensitivity & oodles of heart (I cried a LOT over his book). Read our 💌 exchange here
On , I ask to weigh in on a recent opinion piece from ’s latest newsletter on outrage culture and its evils vs virtues.
I wrote to 's Letter in a Bottle profile, looking for someone to discuss creativity and the ways creative people differ from the norm. Please, someone write to me about this!
My new exchange with on on Jurgen Habermas, his influence, and some criticisms
Here is my latest reply to on Habermas, critical theory & postmodern culture where I elaborate on various forms of conservatism, modernity, (post)liberalism, IDW, & more =)
There are some great letters here waiting for a response. Maybe I can interest you in some of them. I know twitter can be quick and fun, but writing a letter to a willing conversational partner could be a nice change.
Announcing a discussion on abortion and US policy. My interlocutor is , taking the pro-life position. I am taking the pro-choice position. Please **subscribe** (it's free!) to show your support for as you follow our exchange!
"Today I woke up to learn that my girlfriend's sister has a fever and headache." Letter's own invites a conversation on #COVID2019
i've been enjoying this letter exchange about race and identity with . here's my latest response to her elegant missives
I dug into my old feminist readings and finally answered 's letter on gender roles and coercion! I hope to restore some of our readers' faith in (postcolonial) feminist theory and scholarship
There is an ongoing conversation at between and myself on the science and philosophy of panpsychism. I’m the skeptic, in case it needed to be said. My latest contribution is here:
Sorry for the delay while traveling. My third letter is up and the conversation between and I continues 'On the Jordan Peterson Documentary & Theatrical Screenings' via
Here’s my response to philosopher , “On Choosing Beliefs”. And no, we never met…
“The metamodern public intellectual explains how meaning arises, why some things are more true than others, and whereby some groundless systems work surprisingly well." via
I've started a new conversation on -- born from a "Letter in a Bottle" letter by . I love this platform.
The next part of my correspondence with Professor Kenneth Houston
This is currently my favourite correspondence on 💌. Discussions of Social Justice leftist tenets are usually heated & often deeply uncharitable & even dishonest, on both sides. Not this one between & .
Good conversation about the IDW that touches on both it's strengths and weaknesses.
Oh hai, internet. My response to on A replacement for Religion & Carl Sagan is posted
Looking for an interlocutor who: A) thinks intersectionality is the correct way for the Democratic party to move forward and B) is willing to trade letters on this topic. My first letter is here
Very fun chat with talking about #pragmatism, #evolution, and #physics (cuz why not add physics). Are you on yet? You "should" be there.
A fine example of how to have a civil conversation about a contentious issue: 'male circumcision & morality' w/ & via #circumcision #bodilyintegrity #childrights #humanrights #impossibleconversations
if human societies don't define an essential domain of the human that is protected against technological surveillance and control, what it means to be a person will be steadily eroded and diminished until all that's left is a husk where the human once was.
My new correspondence with of on the topic of writing, art, and language generally.
"A large group of people with the same views, is still a small world, with a narrow worldview..." to on
Jumping on the train: Anyone up for a convo?
"A relationship built on a set of shared sensibilities and aesthetics a level below ideology can afford a more playful and constructive set of interactions when it comes to discussion about ideology" My latest response to on
Jumping on the train: Anyone up for a convo?
One of our most popular writers, , has written Post-Modern Conservatism, which dives into many of the topics raised in his conversations with . Read their conversation here: and find Matt's book here:
I've been involved in a public exchange of letters with . Here's number 3 from me.
In Letter #5 I call Mike Isaacson a Nazi and see how he likes it. Just kidding, folks! Feedback appreciated.
I've begun a conversation with about her recent critiques of & how to be a good podcaster. On . It's a great place to have longform, but casual conversations. We are reviving the old art of letterwriting. Check it out
On unlearning race: exchange of letters between and about his new book A Self-Portrait in Black and White
There is an ongoing conversation at between and myself on the science and philosophy of panpsychism. I’m the skeptic, in case it needed to be said. My latest contribution is here:
Just set myself up on 's site letter​.wiki. Send me a letter if you'd like to have longform(ish) public correspondence about some topic you're interested in!
, , , , , , etc. This exchange might be interesting to you guys. is also exploring a similar topic with Chris Gill via
I've responded to on my frustrations with the (in)actions of many in response to coronavirus.
If you write me a letter on – ask me some questions, etc – I'll write you back!
"If the liberal left and the liberal right can marginalise their own illiberal fringes, we can then have reasoned conversation about how to run our countries." & continue their fascinating conversation
There is an ongoing conversation at between Philip Goff and myself on the science and philosophy of panpsychism. I’m the skeptic, in case it needed to be said.
I just sent the mighty another letter on continuing our discussion about identity and memory. She wanted me to tell her how I became who I am. I try to answer this labyrinthine question.
📨 From chaotic atomization to creative fluidity: the first half of my reply to ’s public letter to me.
There is an ongoing conversation at between Philip Goff and myself on the science and philosophy of panpsychism. I’m the skeptic, in case it needed to be said.
I'm very pleased to announce that I've just begun my first exchange on , writing to on Christianity. Read the first letter and subscribe below for what I hope will be a more engaging than usual discussion on this topic!
🎃Halloween is my favorite day of the year!! 👻Can you help grant my Halloween wish? It’s for 100 subscribers to my conversation about abortion and US policy. I’m a math ghoul 💀 but I love writing too! 😈 It’s free.
If people didn't see it here is my conversation with of for the new medium on the subject of post-modernism and politics.
My second response to on the value of multi-level selection theory for the study of human history.
The latest installment of an exchange between and me on the ethics of circumcision!
At I belatedly respond to on the subject of patriotism
Last time asked me to say more re how one ends up disagreeing in practice even as one agrees on core theory. So here I do that, and also get to give my (as in: the one true) take on "Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will".
What is your "noöspheric orienteering" strategy? I am already digging this from .
I recommend everyone follow this conversation between & . My sense is that it is going to be epic!
It's here, at long last! Letter #3 in my correspondence on religion and Christianity with .
Mike D and I are going to discuss opiate addiction and the many options for recovery and other good stuff. Follow along!
📨 Letter #6 in my conversation with , on the cognitive science of wisdom, metamodern public intellectuals, and universe-devouring demons.
Kicking off my exchange with on metarationality. Eager to try to get a better handle on these ideas! Thanks for the nudge to give this a shot.
What do you think is the way forward for Rugby Union in Australia?
This week on the Dawdler's Philosophy Podcast, we talk about this exchange between and
a libertarian free-speech writer who hates Nazis (), and a leftist antifa grad student (), try to figure out their differences and sames in a respectful way. if only the entirety of the internet was like this.
The twelfth letter in the exchange with the lovely on
Reading this was like reading about part of my life from 2012 onward. I once started a local Humanist group and eventually ended up abandoning it precisely because free inquiry & reason were less important than social justice. Thank you, .
"Let’s not pretend these subjects are anything but complicated. It’s part of what makes them interesting to talk about." & continue their exchange on radicalization & tribalism
More excellent discussion between David Chapman and myself.
What mentality/worldview lets us pursue bold visions and ambitious plans? The start of a conversation with on , around some concepts from Peter Thiel
I’m not sure, and perhaps you can convince me otherwise, but I think it’s impossible for anyone openly admit: “I believe this is true, but I have no reason to believe so. I just wish it were true, so I believe it”. h/t & 👏
#LetterWiki If you're interested in reading (or participating in) real conversations that don't get bogged down in "Twitter bile," head over to and take a look. I was pleasantly surprised... Some conversations I've looked at...
The end of a long debate. Why have you not joined the sexy good times on ??? The letters are just SO tantalizing.
you need a 'share' button for your conversations! In the meantime, everyone see here for a nice and informative conversation about the Enlightenment with
seems like all the cool kids are hanging at and -- both mediums I'm excited to see grow!
TOTAL WONKADOODLE, ! Kidding. this letter is loaded with TBD answers, non answers, and more questions. Follow this thread for my soon rebuttal / ramble to the author of hot new book "Why are we yelling?" himself.
There’s been a lot of discussion about category theory lately, in mathematics, computer science, and other fields. Here’s a public exchange of letters about it by Rachel Traylor & Eugene Panferov. Any CT experts or fans care to weigh in?
This is NOT a typical God-debate (frustrating for everyone and BORING)! This is a fresh take on the age-old question, and one that could be truly unifying at last. Follow the convo to watch it unfold; you'll be glad you didn't miss it!
"I started using social media in 2016 as a way to stay informed... I was wholly unprepared for the way in which discourse took place and how quickly one could be consumed by it.." Letter #1 in & 's conversation on
“Would you be open to radically changing direction if you acquired a totally new view of the world? And if not, does that mean your worldview is locked-in or that your lifestyle is worldview-resistant?”
"...beliefs come first and evidence comes second. In other words, beliefs are often not evidence-based, but make us feel better..." to (Letter #4) Mentioned:
My final letter to is up . It briefly sums up our shared respect for the dignity and integrity of human existence at the level of the individual. Many thanks to Matt for a good faith exchange.
I'm dipping my toe into the community, thanks to 's thoughtful invitation. Looking back, I wish Letter was around sooner, I would have preferred to take my arguments there than have them out on twitter.
Started a new with my wonderful colleague at Rutgers, Justin Kalef, on Pedagogy in the Time of Covid. Trying to figure out how to do right by our students and ourselves as teachers in this crisis is rough, so hopefully this helps some.
"...student loans are responsible for slowing the housing market, postponing having children, and a host of other consequences that are vital to our economy. All of which is to say, does anyone have any idea what the real problem here is?"
Another letter from me to on . Includes literary analysis of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY and psychoanalysis of Rebecca Christiansen 😝
"our school was descended on by armed military who patrolled the grounds in fully kitted battle uniforms. I also have a vivid memory of seeing my schoolmates father being executed on television..." to on
My reply to is up. It's central theme is autonomy in the context of inequality, from the perspective of an economist. , lots of qualifiers. I sincerely apologize.🙄
if that’s your girl why’d she start a conversation with me on
The next part of my correspondence with is now up on . We talk about identity politics, militant particularism, and social justice activism.
“Alan Jones in particular seems to be doing his best to position Israel as a victim, calling the Rugby Australia ruling ‘Orwellian’. This is nonsense...” & continue their conversation about #IsraelFolau. gets a mention
If anyone wants to write me a letter about this whole affirmative consent issue, I'm very reachable on
Letter #5 of my Moral Realism discussion with on . Writing long form philosophy letters reminds me of an Ent moot. It takes us 5 letters just to say our names.
"We have a more than ten year intellectual partnership that I think many people would be envious of. But on Twitter you might think we were enemies." & On Friendship & Centrism
My latest #LetterWiki - a dialectic with on abortion: she’s #ProChoice, I’m #ProLife, & we’re having a great, respectful convo about our respective viewpoints.
I joined () and I'm looking for pen pals 😁 The original invitation is on FB. Here you have screenshots. If any of these topics interest you, let me know 😀 #writing #letters #ashitloadofhobbies
Read and subscribe to an important conversation between & (). Watch #Feminist () and read 's excellent piece ( ) for the context. , HT
Spot on final reply from in his exchange of letters about panpsychism with . "Once data are ruled out as arbiters among theories, those theories become pointless, just another clever intellectual game."
I'm on a roll! Another Letter, this time another to on Enlightenment values.
Making progress is like being cool. Trying to make progress doesn't make progress. I should know, because I'm not at all cool. I explain why, with reference to hypercubes, in my latest letter with on #optimism
A wondrous (and kind) mini-inquisition is unfurling between and myself, via this –> subscribe to this intellectual saunter as I attempt to learn how to navigate these realms with more equanimity, efficacy and aplomb.
Got a fun new going on what beliefs are entailed by moral realism. I argue that very view things are necessarily entailed, but that there are better and worse forms of realism. Naturally, my personal version deserves a respectable B+
"I saw in anthropology an opportunity for serious erudition and freedom to explore whatever topics I’d like with few commitments, so I leaped at the opportunity..." to on
Can conservatism and optimism coexist? and I, old hats at this thing, have started a new convo on optimism.
"when we blame a hurricane or a puppy for wreaking havoc, we understand that these entities aren’t really deserving of blame..." Letter #4 in 's conversation with on #Philosophy
I never intend to but I always end up writing these at night. Hopefully this makes it through the timeline folks...I continue my exchange with the wise professor with a 103 IQ to boot,
Just posted my first response to 's letter on Street Epistemology & Social Justice. #ImpossibleConversations
I've just started a conversation on with about progress & sustainability. Letter is a new platform for thoughtful conversations approached in good faith, and has some great discussions going on a range of issues. Check it out!
I'm excited to discover - a place where, with any luck, an intellectual exchange could take place with the space to do it properly (unlike what often happens here in hellworld) - join up if you're keen on slower-burn discussion. One to start
Check out Friend OS. . Pairagraphs. Signal. Proton Mail. Others on the way.
“Even if you think things are shitty, you should muster some strategic optimism otherwise you’re unlikely to make them better. The future will be very different anyway. Make sure it’s good-different not bad-different.” —freest
I'm on !! 🤓 Who's game for a little discussion on gender roles from a feminist perspective? I just wrote a letter to Letter in a Bottle
"We need to get beyond this more gossipy level of engagement and deal in larger ideas..." to Nick Alden on re #Islam and #feminism Mentioned:
Shout out to 's wonderful biography, #Diderot & the Art of Thinking Freely, from which I borrowed this beautiful translation of a rightly famous passage. From my correspondence with , author of #Indistractable, at 💌
Any naturalist metaphysicians interested in a convo with a fellow traveler?: "I'm interested in discussing the idea of non-dualism with someone--that is, the metaphysical view that the universe is one, and that it may have properties of consciousness."
Have you ever talked to another atheist about what religious people believe? Most people agree, that's cool. If you ever walk to talk to me (I'm religious), I'm on recently posted a letter defending authoritarian dogma (of all things!).
Feeling alone, feeling worried? Want to get your voice out there? You might find 💌 helpful. Let's create a record of the pandemic & let's reach out to other people in isolation.
Can I persuade that the two of us had a beer in Dresden last month (even though we didn't)? My first salvo in our debate on "Choosing Belief", for . Part 1: Part 2: #Faith #DoxasticInvoluntarism
Can I persuade that the two of us had a beer in Dresden last month (even though we didn't)? My first salvo in our debate on "Choosing Belief", for . Part 1: Part 2: #Faith #DoxasticInvoluntarism
In reply to , about DM etiquette: if you want to initiate a conversation, it's generally a good practice to propose where the conversation could go. this takes the burden of carrying the conversation off the other person
"Until we kicked things off in this conversation I had not dabbled in a religious debate for years... it seemed patently obvious that science and reason had won..." Letter #9 in & 's conversation on
The #ImpossibleConversations "Best Conversationalist" trophy has arrived back from the engraver. To enter to win this, and a share of $2,500 in prize money, simply have a conversation on . More info at
Hey folks, I hope you'll go check out I think as part of furthering my and mission of fixing our discourse, maybe longer letters will serve us better than tweets for tough topics. Idk. #writingiscool
Here is a good explanation of why we don’t prosecute post-abortive women for murder- it’s part of a dialectic I’m involved with: There are three parts, based on character limitations- the ProLife viewpoint is compatible with compassion afterwords.
Two more letters on free will over got a whole cottage industry going doing pro bono ego death work.
I’ve started another conversation about “sustainability” on , this time with
I am loving this modality of conversation. The letter wiki is the perfect anti remedy to social network toxicity. And it got me in with Christopher Mastropietro, who is John Vervaeke's co-writer, and a true poet, who writes in the kind...
@000gearz [4] The historical & present, conscious & unconscious, communal & individual 'reasons' for both female & male cutting are multifarious & diverse & depend on context. But the presumed motive behind the cutting cannot, by itself, make it right or wrong. See
Finally responded to James on my longest running so far. I think we're actually getting near the end on this one and I'm really happy with how it's gone. In this letter I employ my crucial "argument from Firefly" technique.
Does anyone care to exchange a letter or two on the topic of the certainty of AI destroying speculation?
If you're tired of all virtual yelling and screaming on social media, check out . It is a great platform that I'm going to make more use of in 2020
Kicking off a much needed discussion on President Trump & the Impeachment. Keep your comments polite please!
Next instalment in a dialogue with on centrism (whatever THAT means!) Unfortunately I don't think we're being controversial or inflammatory enough to be interesting yet, sorry :)
We learn from mistakes. Hence my optimism runs out when I think about how we suck at dealing with unprecedented problems, like, oh, I don’t know, #COVID19. My latest letter to on
Hot off the press at , my question: "Is sex immutable or not?" Cc:
Tour the minds of & as their conversation draws to an end: . Subscribers to their exchange are entered into a draw to receive their most recent books. Massimo & David, thank you for modelling vigorous disagreement in good faith.
Everyone interested in the subject of #circumcision should check out this exchange on between & which is part of our #ImpossibleConversations competition.
I've replied to 's missive to me on . The topic: health, wellbeing, and life choices. My reply features gluttons, gays, fags, and booze. Enjoy!
A close internet friend of mine clashed on one particular topic. We recently reconnected, and I finally found the strength to articulate my hurt
If you're interested in the situation in #Bolivia 🇧🇴 & want to follow a thoughtful exchange between two people with contrasting views, & , subscribe to this 💌exchange.
Gosh, I'm on a roll! I noticed a letter in a bottle on homosexuality (), which naturally piqued my interest (and prurience), and responded to its author- though I can't find him on Twitter, and so can't tag him.
Ooooh. Two of my favourite people— & are having a disagreement in long form on . 💌
"[W]here race...has been made salient by history, it will tend to produce subtle (not necessarily conscious) and persistent stigmatisation in terms of what social outcomes we are willing to accept."—, in dialogue with
I just wrote a letter to sharing my thoughts on journalism, the media, and the importance of journalistic integrity. You can read the letter on here
Excited to discuss (debate?) big tech & free speech on , an exciting new platform for good-faith dialogue. Look forward to seeing where it goes
Can't wait for "Why Are We Yelling?: The Art of Productive Disagreement" by to arrive! And can't wait for more of this conversation between and on
The finale of an 8-letter exchange between and myself about the usefulness of a Darwinian framework to understand historical events.
"Optimism: The Deep Impact scenario is bound to happen sooner or later but with technology for detection & some way to destroy/divert the asteroid it can be anticipated & the averted crisis is literally the destruction of all humankind. Not bad. " —freest