August 27, 2013
To have an opportunity to discuss my ideas with people who can show me why I'm wrong, to be exposed to other peoples' ideas, and to broaden my social circle in my new home.
I've been thinking deeply about ideas all my life, and have been experiencing a major breakthrough in my thinking every few years since the age of 7. Currently, the key ideas that I'm into are atheism, scientific skepticism, questioning traditional gender roles, anticapitalism, and that never-ending quest for the world's best flavour of milkshake. My academic background is more scientific than philosophical (I studied physics at uni), but I have some familiarity with syllogistic logic, ancient Greek ideas, and moral dilemmas, among a few other scraps. I once attended the first day of a week-long college course, in which I discovered the answer to the chicken-and-egg riddle.
I'm originally from London, but have also lived in Guildford and Somerset. I've just moved to Brighton for two reasons: (1) To begin gender transition, and (2) to continue my long slow recovery from a breakdown.