Posted on September 23rd, 2019
The Optimistic Thought Experimentby Peter A. Thiel
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
— Luke 17:26–30
For the judeo-western inspiration, it is a mistake of the first magnitude...
Posted on September 16th, 2019
"I am the Lord your God." — 1st Commandment
Human culture began with a murder. And that murder was fueled by a rage so strong that it’s the secret origin of all religious and political institutions.
In The Bible, The Cain and Abel story is the first act of life after the Garden of Eden. Cain is a farmer and the older brother to Abel, who is a shepherd. Initially, Cain admires Abel. But eventually, when Cain turns envious of his youn...
Posted on August 31st, 2019
Update: The full video of Peter Thiel’s speech is available here. Please refer to the video for exact quotes. On August 1, Peter Thiel published an op-ed on similar themes in The New York Times.
I took notes on my phone, so any mistakes are mine. These notes should be treated as paraphrases and not as direct quotes, since I was not able to write everything down, and I have added context. I did not record audio, since when I asked in...