Welcome to Aporia Magazine
Out with Ideas Sleep Furiously, in with an esoteric Greek philosophy reference!
Ideas Sleep Furiously is no more…Aporia is born! (You can read the story behind the name change here). We have much to tell you.
First, we’re producing far too much content for individual emails, so we’re switching to a single weekly email.
We’ll publish articles on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but they won’t be sent to your inbox. Instead, if you want instant publication notifications, you’ll need to follow us on Twitter and turn on notifications (note we also collect readers’ questions for our podcast guests there). The Saturday email will be sent out concurrently with the podcast upload on YouTube/whatever podcast player you use.
The format of these weekly emails will be as follows:
The Vault (previous articles you might have missed)
Last week, I traveled to Cambridge to meet Rob Henderson and Nathan Cofnas (photo of us obscuring King’s College Chapel below). At some point, a special filmed interview with Rob will drop on the main YouTube channel. I also recorded an interview with Sander van der Linden about his new book on fighting misinformation.
We passed 100 paid subscribers on Substack! This means we get a lovely orange tick.
In reality, we passed this landmark some time ago, because we also have a Patreon. I haven’t promoted Patreon in a while, but I really should! Why? Because it’s a great way for rich and poor alike to support us. If you can’t afford a full Substack subscription, you can pledge as little as $1 per month. Likewise, we have the occasional supporter who wants to pledge significantly more than the monthly $6.99 Substack subscription, and Patreon allows them to do just that.
Congrats to reader Olivier Kaan, who nominated Saul Kripke as the best person to die childless in 2022. Our readers voted Saul Kripke as the winner of the inaugural Dysgenics Award. Olivier wins a $250 Amazon gift card.
John Mac Ghlionn questions the links between marijuana and the decline of men. He writes:
Marijuana is just one more bandage that people put on an underlying, pustulating wound.
Gary Marks details why social scientists must replace the SES paradigm with the genetic transmission paradigm and why they won’t:
Our podcast with Nathan Cofnas is now live for the public:
And supporters can access Diana’s conversation with Amy Wax, and Nathan Cofnas’ most controversial opinion!
If you’d like to support us and gain access to these podcasts, we’re running a special offer to celebrate our name change:
Until next week.
The Twitter link doesn't seem to work.
Awesome content. Despite the name.