War

Okay so because of the Russian-Ukraine war that is currently taking place in Eastern Europe, we will now be reviewing the concept of war. In the last episode of Coby’s Brain we implored Putin not to invade Ukraine, which he blatantly ignored even though I know he watches this show-What the hell Putin? So war can be defined as “a conflict carried on by force … Continue reading War

WTF is Human Existence?        Scientology?

So according to scientology, a religion that seeks to elevate humans by helping relieve us of our past traumas through an expensive process known as auditing, human existence comes from immortal souls known as Thetans. Thetans arrived on earth after an intergalactic dictator known as Xenu took the bodies of aliens he didn’t like and put them into volcanoes on earth releasing Thetans onto our … Continue reading WTF is Human Existence?        Scientology?

WTF is Human Existence? Are We in the Matrix?

Okay so because of the Russian-Ukraine war that is currently taking place in Eastern Europe, we will now be reviewing the concept of war. In the last episode of Coby’s Brain we implored Putin not to invade Ukraine, which he blatantly ignored even though I know he watches this show-What the hell Putin? So war can be defined as “a conflict carried on by force … Continue reading WTF is Human Existence? Are We in the Matrix?

Superbowl at Sofi Stadium (Coby’s Brain 2/7/22)

Speaking of sports, the 2022 Super Bowl is coming up and is gonna be at Sofi Stadium here in southern california. This segment is less of a hot take and more of me telling you that I think the giant, 70,000 square foot, two sided, LED screen at SOFI stadium is really cool. Look at that thing-it’s ridiculous.  So I haven’t been to Sofi stadium, … Continue reading Superbowl at Sofi Stadium (Coby’s Brain 2/7/22)

Winter Olympics during COVID (Coby’s Brain 2/7/22)

As if the prospect of war with Russia isn’t crazy enough, the Pandemic is still raging on. This is especially crazy at this moment because the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are going on and COVID is complicating that. Athletes are getting COVID and being forced to quarantine and missing their events that they’ve trained their whole lives for-it’s very sad. So the question emerges: can … Continue reading Winter Olympics during COVID (Coby’s Brain 2/7/22)

WWIII (Coby’s Brain 2/7/22)

So apparently Russia wants to invade Ukraine, which is not chill. It’s so unchill in fact, that it could result in us having to go to war with Russia about it.  I’m just gonna go ahead and say it-I don’t want to go to war. And maybe I’ve been in California too long but doesn’t seem like any of my mid-20’s peers want to either … Continue reading WWIII (Coby’s Brain 2/7/22)

Quality of Attention Optimization

This post is a reflection on one of the topics discussed in Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s seminal book, Flow. Further reflection will likely come once I’ve finished the book. The book brings up a great point that our experience and life as a whole is largely just a product of our attention. The quality of one’s momentary attention is what determines how they are feeling in a … Continue reading Quality of Attention Optimization

Analytic Existentialism

The term “analytic existentialism” would seem to be a contradiction to most. Existentialism is a branch of continental philosophy and therefore exists outside of the realm of analytic philosophy. Analytic philosophy, on the other hand, is less concerned with broad ideas and philosophical musings and more concerned with logic and empiricism. So, what role does analytic philosophy play in questions about the nature of human … Continue reading Analytic Existentialism

Kindergarten Philosophy

The idea for this post comes from the recent debate around teaching critical race theory in schools. My opinion is the following: children now have access to all the information out there so it doesn’t matter what ideas they are or aren’t exposed to. What matters is teaching children how to think critically about the ideas that they are being presented with. For this reason, … Continue reading Kindergarten Philosophy

Contemporary Humor

The humor of today is far different than that of the 20th century or even that of the early 21st century. Today’s humor is absurd, dark, and often completely meaningless. It’s less about jokes or punchlines, satire or parody. It’s now all about weirdness. The weirder it is the funnier it is. In previous posts, I’ve hypothesized that incongruity and contradictions are at the root … Continue reading Contemporary Humor