I started this blog in February of 2019, then took a break from December 2019 to May 2020. I've worked at it from then until now. In this 2020 - 2021 period, I've focused on MSLN, a natural theology that mirrors a particular system of Biblical doctrines. I find myself now having looked a bit at epistemology, and something in me says to take a break. Perhaps it is that my interests are turning toward the Bible and Christianity (more so than in the past), and I feel like I want to get oriented in that space before trying to write blog posts. I spent from the fall of 2018 to the middle of 2020 working on the notes that underpinned MSLN. So maybe I'm preparing to do something like that, but in a different area.
Here are the projects that I may have intended to pursue over the last year: 1) develop a natural theology that can be held with high enough credence that it can affect policy and technology design, or even culture. Two inputs: all that exists is consciousness (still need to examine plausibility of dualism) and unbearable suffering. (There's more work to be done here, but here we have a rough draft.) 2) develop a solution to the problem of evil. (I don't know how much more detail someone would want, but I think I have an adequate basic idea.) 3) articulate New Wine Christianity (Some progress.) 4) develop a response to transhumanism. (Some progress.) 5) develop some kind of epistemology. (A beginning.)
And maybe there are others that don't come to mind right now.
At this point in my project, maybe I want to take a break because I'm tired. I think that if I could have any wish granted, with respect to my intellectual project, it would be for someone who is qualified in areas I am not to take on some of my project, whether by being influenced by it, or even taking parts of it on as their own. At this point, I don't see myself having the skill (or the energy to acquire the skill) to (for instance) learn how to write an academic paper, or come up with an EA Forum-worthy presentation of the EA-relevant parts of my project. What I have currently is not ready to write up, but I don't feel like I can get it ready by myself, and actually doing the write-up is also beyond where I am currently.
It's entirely possible that I will keep having new ideas following on from the blog posts of the last year, and posting them, but I feel like taking a break, and I thought I would mark this as a possible endpoint to one phase of this blog.