About

I’m a student at the University of Regina, currently majoring in Electronic Systems Engineering.  I believe quite strongly in the value of dialogue, whereby we evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of an argument or claim by engaging in conversation.

It is tough to pin down precisely what I value most.  I like big intellectual battles, where science and philosophy are the foundations for a framework of skepticism.  In my spare time, I love to read and listen to a very eclectic collection of music.   In fact, it is easier to describe my listening tastes by telling you what I don’t listen to: most country music.  Everything is fair game.

I strongly believe that the application of reason to our personal and public lives, combined with the liberty to execute that reason in ways that don’t infringe upon others, will ultimately lead to a more fruitful and peaceful democratic society.  This blog is a sounding board for my interpretation of issues, and personal interests; hopefully readers find it to be an opportunity to engage in high-minded debate about some of the most important questions we are faced with, and occasionally you might find it entertaining.

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2 Responses to “About”

  1. Soup Says:

    I just started reading your blog and am enjoying it. I do find your posts a bit convoluted at times, but they are well-written and your arguments well-formed and supported. I find them interesting and thought-provoking and look forward to reading more.

    • Neil Middlemiss Says:

      Yes, I find my own arguments a bit convoluted sometimes, too. Take this About page, for example, which clearly needs more work. Writing usually helps me find weaknesses, but sometimes I draw too many subjects together to explain them clearly, and you should post when something I say doesn’t make sense.

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