Hi. I, like you, am finding out what it means to be human.
Concerning religion and philosophy, I am a Christian and I support natural rights. I find the beliefs of truth relativism and moral relativism completely spurious and often unexamined. Politically, I am especially interested in removing corporate influence on elections.
I attended one of the State of California public universities where I studied world culture and comparative religion, taking a degree in “Globalization” from the Global and International Studies department.
Since graduating, my academic interests are 1. the use of mass media to affect public opinion, specifically shared naratives, 2. the extent to which information transmission and distributed non-hierarchical networks undermine, or fail to undermine, said media-industrial complex, and 3. the nature of information itself and its relation to the ethics of intellectual property (artificial scarcity and the nature of authorship). I hope to pursue a masters degree in philosophy (ethics)/law and public policy, conducting research in information science. All of this is boring actually. I should probably just go fishing or something.