Well, where do I start and how detailed do I get? I’m 23 and live in Colorado, USA. I have and am a student of philosophy, science, and rationality. I’m formally a student of Psychology at Colorado State University. Psychology is fun and, to me, pretty easy. The main reason I’m studying it is that it’s a gateway to many neuroscience master’s programs. Some adjectives that apply to me follow. I’ll elaborate on all of them a little bit here and eventually in depth in future posts.
Skeptic: I require a reasonable standard of evidence before accepting a claim.
Scientist: Whenever possible, which basically means always, I check my beliefs against the outside world in a systematic way.
Philosopher: I use reason to analyze things like ethics, knowledge, and everything else.
Rationalist: I make an effort to train myself to be a professional thinker.
Transhumanist: I think that if you can do something to make your life, and the lives of others better, you should.
Atheist: I use the term to mean that I feel the same way about all gods as most people do about Zeus and Thor.