In that video above, you can see John Shook and me dig into the question of what secular ethics is all about. I’ve been a huge fan of John’s ever since he wrote the fantastic resource for arguing about the existence of God The God Debates: A 21st Century Guide for Atheists and Believers [Read More…]
Today I am very excited to announce my new schedule of classes and the new flexible pricing plans students can choose from. And in this post, I will explain the new format for the classes that will enable students to join classes midstream and to continue learning subjects they like at times convenient to their schedules for [Read More…]
What do you think of these demands? Are they practically answerable? WE, AS NON-TENURED FACULTY, CALL FOR REFORM FROM WITHIN THE CURRENT SYSTEM. WE DEMAND THAT OUR ADMINISTRATORS ADOPT THESE CHANGES: All hiring and firing of adjunct faculty will be handled by a non-partisan committee composed of tenured and non-tenured faculty in the same discipline, [Read More…]
Clay Shirky, the author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations and Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age, has written a great piece that attempts to chart the reasons for the rise and fall of what he calls the “Golden Age” of the American academy. First the drastic change in the [Read More…]
After dissecting in my last blog post the absurdity and amazing hypocrisy of persecution complexes related to philosophy classes that one sees routinely on display in Christian chain e-mails and now an upcoming movie, I decided in this post I want to talk about my atheism relates to my philosophy classes. In order to get to [Read More…]
A handy infographic about the kinds of infuriatingly unjust predicaments that many professors, including me, find ourselves in: A year ago, I talked about my own plight as an underpaid, overworked, and under-appreciated adjunct professor. In the last year, I have taken to developing my own, relatively cheap, online classes that anyone can take using [Read More…]
This is a long post about procrastination. It is long for three reasons:
(1) I have long experience myself with procrastination and specifically with graduate school induced procrastination, and a ton to say about it.
(2) People who suffer from procrastination I think will be greedy for as much insight and help as they might be able to get.
(3) A nice, 4,000 word article is ideal for procrastinators because it can either give an excuse to spend a lot of time not working or become so much of a chore that just getting back to the work you’re supposed to be doing suddenly seems preferable. Whichever this turns out to be for you: you’re welcome. [Read more…]