Formal Writings

Personal and more formal writings I have made for specific purposes (such as classes) that I believe are good or otherwise useful enough to publically publish.

Atheism and Theism in relation to the Cosmological Argument - A written response to Paul Edward's critique on the cosmological argument that Aquinas supposes. This critique contains a method and way to find God in the infinite chain of cause and effect that he suggests. The paper hinges on the notion that infinite variation in an infinite span of time will lead to infinite outcomes as justification for God's existance. This paper is open to critique and (if substantial proof is levied against it) will be revised, updated, or deprecated.

Dissension and Democracy - Originally, an essay on a quote from Daniel J. Boorstin, but more turned into a critique of Democracy. The essay does an okay job with dismantling the quote, but it should be read with "critique of the democratic process" in mind first and an assertion against the quote second. A very messy argument as it "deboonks" democracy more than anything. Might be rewrote as purely an anti-democracy article sooner or later. The quote in question is below:

Dissent is the great problem of America today. It overshadows all others. It is a symptom, an expression, a consequence, and a cause of all others.I say dissent and not disagreement. And it is the distinction between dissent and disagreement which I really want to make. Disagreement produces debate but dissent produces dissension. Dissent (which comes from the Latin, disand sentire) means originally to feel apart from others.People who disagree have an argument, but people who dissent have a quarrel. People may disagree and both may count themselves in the majority. But a person who dissents is by definition in a minority. A liberal society thrives on disagreement but is killed by dissension. Disagreement is the life blood of democracy, dissension is its cancer