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Can the slaughter of pigs in blood spatter research be justified as a necessary evil?

I wrote this essay in late-2015 – my first serious attempt at applied philosophy – and I (tentatively) still agree with its conclusions! In this paper, I shall argue that the decision to authorise a blood spatter experiment using live pigs was unjustified as it is an unnecessary and unscientific method of research. The notion […]

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Words I appreciate

For best results, speak the word aloud and focus your attention on the mind object that forms in the periphery of your awareness. This is a nonobvious but nontrivial meditation exercise on the reification of semantic concepts within phenomenal space. See if you can notice the relationship between their informational structure and spatial geometry. With

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‘Trees’ Album Review

Originally published: 2022-10-25Last nontrivial update: 2023-12-01 A rap album with jazz rather than a jazz album with rap More than four years on from the release of their self-titled modal jazz masterpiece, ABC just dropped their highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Trees’. I have a lot to say about this album, but if you want the tl;dr:

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