Welcome to the RLW podcast!

Welcome to the RLW podcast!
You can find The RLW Show on any major podcasting platform, including Apple Podcasts. Although it’s starting simply as an audio version of my Introduction to Epistemology videos, I have some ideas of where I’m going to take it in the future, not least to host my Robert Interviews an Atheist series I already have been planning. Let ...

The God Delusion: The Roots of Religion and Morality (Chapters 5 & 6)

This post is part of a series on The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. The previous post covered Chapters 3 & 4.   In continuing my discussion of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion, we will be moving on to chapters 5 and 6 and talking about the origin of religion in human evolution as well ...

The God Delusion: The Anthropic Principle and Boltzmann Brains (Chapters 3 & 4) 2

This post is part of a series on The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. The previous post covered Chapters 1 & 2 and the next post covers Chapters 5 & 6. Hello again, and sorry for the delay. The biggest reasons for it were a combination of Thanksgiving traveling and preparing for my band‘s first gig. If ...

The God Delusion: Respect, Burden of Proof, and Spaghetti (Chapters 1 & 2) 3

This post is part of a series on The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. The previous post was an introduction on bias, and the next post covers Chapters 3 & 4.   In my last post, I set the stage for discussing The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. I’m planning to take two chapters at a ...

On Bias 6

Hi there. It’s been a while since I’ve done a philosophical post, but all the more reason to jump back in! After my debate with Manny, and subsequent reading of the book he recommended, Bart Ehrman’s How Jesus Became God, I’ve been on a bit of a theism vs atheism kick, and decided to read probably ...

Being grateful without being in denial 4

The Problem In the past year I’ve seen multiple articles posted on social media about the importance of having gratitude if you want to be happy. Most self-help books would probably say the exact same thing; after all, it really seems obvious that gratitude is important for happiness. At the same time, for me and ...

Why I Believe

I wrote a while back on my experiences with doubt. After getting some feedback from that post, I figure it’s best that I quickly summarize where I am now in my beliefs. The funny thing looking back on the matter is that I was probably deepest in doubt before I really started to investigate the relevant issues. ...

The Darkness of Doubt 7

Doubt sucks. It might be necessary, it might even be good, but at its worst it has also been probably the most painful thing I’ve experienced in my life so far. Unfortunately, I think it’s something unavoidable for me, since I do care a great deal about making sure that what I believe in is, ...