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Essays | Knowing about God via The Euthyphro Dilemma

The first desirable step to knowing God is knowing about him. Knowing God is a personal affair but knowing about him, one could say is doingTheology (with the capital T). [1] An improper or flimsy knowledge about God might interfere with knowing God. That is, people of faith might drift away when the reasonableness of falling Read More

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Essays | Beautiful Nubia is My Favorite Musician of the Decade

One: Nubia, Mimesis and the Philosophy of Preferences I do remember, quite vividly, dancing to ‘Segun Akinlolu’s jagbalajugbu when I was in junior secondary school in my parent’s backyard, say age eleven, twelve. This was in the early 2000s. My back, slightly bent.  Arms formed a V-shape. I made my legs take turn to split apart Read More

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Essays | Happiness, and Our Follies

Sisyphus takes us back to school – Nigeria and Her Excesses – Marcus Crassus drinks a cup of molten gold – The Mathematical Approximation of Sisyphus’s Dilemma – Epicurus, Orgasm, and his friends. Happiness is expensive. If you don’t believe me, a quick call to a local psychologist will do, your eighty-something year old grandmother Read More

summer2019_books

What I am Reading This Summer (2019)

Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away by Rebecca Goldstein (Philosophy) Machine Learning (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge) by Ethem Alpaydin (Computer Science/Statistics) An Introduction to Statistical Learning (Computer Science/Statistics) The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries (Entrepreneurship) Children of Blood and Bone Read More

Failure_Over_Lunch

Philosophical Morsels: Failure, Over Lunch

One: Grad School Sounds Easy This semester I served as an ambassador of the Biochemistry Graduate Program at The University of Georgia. We met with a few prospective graduate students at lunch a few weeks ago; and of course, like most graduate student ambassadors, folks always fall into this trap of saying the good stuff. Read More