About

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This is the personal website and blog of Wan Kong Yew. My game-related stuff has now been moved to a separate blog, Knights of the Cardboard Castle. I’m a Malaysian national currently based in Kota Kinabalu. My only academic qualification is a DUT from the IUT of Tours in France in journalism but I’ve actually spent the past 8 years or so working as an accountant / office administrator.

I am an atheist (a strong atheist with regards to most major religions, a weak atheist in general), a skeptic, a liberal, a laissez-faire capitalist (mostly) and a transhumanist. My interests range widely but as a general indication, I greatly admire the works of such people as Adam Smith, David Hume, Frédéric Bastiat, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, Ayn Rand, Greg Egan, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett and Steven Pinker. Note that this is by no means an exhaustive list. I am deeply interested in the philosophy of mind, and in this regard I am a materialist and a monist. My conception of consciousness, in the vein of Dennett, Egan and Marvin Minsky, naturally leads me to be interested in computer science and information theory. Economics of course is the application of reason to solving everyday human problems on a society-wide scale. Finally, I have an insatiable curiosity about the nature of reality, leading me to explore physics and mathematics.

When not reading or working, I spend most of my free time playing all manner of computer games but I also enjoy watching interesting movies or television shows with my wife. I may be contacted at wankongyew at calltoreason.org.

2 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi, just stumble upon your blog and I must say it’s very interesting and entertaining. Your posts are also very insightful, and it’s good to know that people are blogging about other things in life and not just about food. Keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks for the kind words. It’s much appreciated. I didn’t even people could comment on this now very outdated About page!

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