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Grim Tidings

Vervaeke’s Glib Solution to the Meaning Crisis

Why we should start by recognizing life’s absurdity

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To adopt a line from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight (2008), Jordan Peterson is the guru we deserve (because of our flaws), whereas John Vervaeke is closer to the guru we need.

But even Vervaeke’s take on life is problematic.

The cosmic secrets of godlessness all wrapped up by a fellow with a Ph.D. writing on the internet

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Benjamin Cain

Benjamin Cain

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.

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