God, Consciousness, and the Spiritual Life of Fungi

Fungi

Philosophers and theologians often describe God as a kind of ultimate necessary being that undergirds the contingency of the world. And not a “being” as a kind of “entity.” God is not an entity. God is not an agent in the ordinary sense. If God is anything, they are beyond the limitations of that distinction. … Read more

The Matrix Resurrections: A Trans-Philosophical Analysis

The Matrix Resurrectionsss

I went into The Matrix Resurrections with zero knowledge or expectations outside of the trailers. And boy was I surprised at how much I liked it. I was surprised at how stunningly original and fresh this material was (I’ll return to this theme of originality again as it seems to be a theme in some … Read more

Are We Living In the Matrix?

The Matrix

The Simulation Argument The philosopher Nick Bostrom has done more than almost any recent person to kick off a truly intellectual discussion wherein respected scholars and thinkers are taking seriously the idea that there is a non-trivial probability we are living in a computer simulation. It’s not a new idea. Questioning reality is as old … Read more

Are Tarot Cards Supernatural?

woman's eyes

Are Tarot cards supernatural? This common question is surprisingly difficult to answer and takes us into some pretty deep philosophical territory. First, what does it mean for something to be “supernatural”? It’d be nice if we had a readily available definition of “supernatural” but defining it is pretty tough. We might start with the idea … Read more

Why I am Still Searching for the Truth (and glad for it)

telescope searching

“Most everyone is searching for their field of truth, where they can replant withering roots, so they wither no more.” ~Garry Fitchett This quote is typical in the realm of philosophy, theology, and metaphysics. The assumption is that so long as you are still searching, your roots are withering. In this essay, I will attempt … Read more