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About davismcleod

After venturing into the realm of loud music with my electric guitar during my mid to late teens, I finally realised that music creation was not my forté, and I slowly delved into writing in my early twenties. After initially entering the world of fiction, both in writing movie scripts and novels, I gradually became disinterested in the narrow format one was encouraged to pursue for even a modicum of success. Studying media, international politics and journalism at university soon guided my path towards the world of non-fiction. I then gravitated towards history, philosophy, metaphysics and generally the bigger questions in life: what is life about, and why and how did everything come into existence? As an avid traveller the various experiences of exploring Western Europe and teaching English in South East Asia encouraged new ideas and new ways of thinking. Although these ideas tended to be a reaction to the old and often outdated ideas of the past, there was also a realisation that certain questions, often the biggest questions, were not be being adequately addressed. Upon further research into the areas of metaphysics, along with modern religious and scientific debates, I was increasingly inspired to pursue some of the most 'burning questions' about existence; the end result being my first book on the philosophy of metaphysics. My website: http://www.davismcleod.com/

Why is there Something Instead of Nothing?

The question of why existence (not merely material existence, but the existence of literally everything) ‘exists’ may seem like a daunting question, most likely because existence itself seems both infinite and beyond human comprehension. This is a typical and somewhat … Continue reading

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The Power and Problem of Phenomena: Part 1

What individuals subjectively identify as ‘phenomena’ can intrigue, excite, perplex, distract and often drastically change the way an individual thinks and sees the world around them. The type of phenomena we are talking about would be considered anything that is … Continue reading

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The Reason For All Existence (new book)

The Reason For All Existence: How Existence At Its Fundamental Level Works An exploration into the whole of existence, written in a concise and non-indulgent style. This is not merely about human existence but the book will actually address the … Continue reading

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Is Anything or Anyone Literally Pointless?

Some people may wonder if their lives have made any difference at all. If they had never existed would the world have carried on exactly the same? Most of us would think that if certain things suddenly vanished, like a … Continue reading

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Are Debates About Religion Pointless?

Religious debates often seem to be like a football match, or any other competitive sport. Broadly speaking there are usually two groups of ‘die-hard supporters’ that attend either event. In sports it is usually the home team supporters versus the away … Continue reading

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Are You Special, Or Are You Unique?

Many individuals have the idea that they are special, or that (certain) humans are a special creation of some kind – more important than other entities. The idea that we were specially created does not merely apply to mainstream religious … Continue reading

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The Gay Debate – Is Homosexuality Offending Nature?

There is an ongoing debate, usually involving religious or at least fundamentally religious individuals, about whether or not being homosexual is natural or not. We should probably presume that ‘natural’ here means either intended or good, with some individuals interchanging … Continue reading

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