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Why I Index my Articles

Whether I’m a good writer is something that can be argued. But it’s hard to deny that I’m a prolific writer. I’ve written so many articles, on so many different topics, that it’s difficult to keep track of them all. A lot of my articles are organized into publications, but I also want to organize my articles by topic as much as possible, in order to make it easier for my readers to find my work. And so, I’ve written a number of index pages on Medium to do just that.

I have a “Master Index”, which links to a bunch of different index pages on topics like philosophy, poetry, food, and many others. My writing is about as diverse as it can be after all. …

It’s time to accept transracial people.

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For centuries, people believed that humanity could be split into biological races. Those who were black were born from black families. Those who were white were born from white families. Race produced race, just as kind produced kind. But those notions have long been rejected by science. Genetic data indicates that race is not biological. We cannot determine lineage based on outward appearance.

What does it mean to be black? What does it mean to be white? What does it mean to be a member of any race, and who decides? These questions are very similar to questions of gender and the acceptance of transgender people. …

Honest answers to Gracie Cunningham’s Video

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Recently, a TikTok video by Gracie Cunningham went viral. She received a lot of negative attention, but also plenty of defense for her video. To be blunt, the questions in her first video were apathetic at best, and much of her claims were outright false.

Part of the problem rests with the “education” system, but each individual also has a responsibility to seek out knowledge and better themselves. Luckily, after the viral response of her first video, Cunningham produced a second video that did ask some interesting questions.

Questions and Answers

In the second video, the questions were more honest, and they are worth answering. Apathy should be criticized, but true inquisitiveness should always be honored. …


Daniel Goldman

I’m a polymath and a rōnin scholar. That is to say that I enjoy studying many different topics. Find more at

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