Nicolas Benjamin is creating The Fires in Our Minds Medium Publication
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Who I am:
Hi, I'm Nicolas. I want to share my passion for interdisciplinary science, philosophy and poetry to a wider audience, help reunite the scientific and literary traditions, promote a generalist mindset, and cross-pollinate some amazing ideas!

What I'm doing:
In August 2017, I started writing a series of Medium articles exploring the confluence of science, philosophy and poetry and what drives humanity to ask the great questions. My hope is to inspire and encourage people to be curious, think critically, and make science a part of their lives.

There's so much to learn out there, and so many great thinkers whose works ought to reach more people. I want to share the amazing ideas I discover through my research with the world. Ideally, I hope to keep doing this for a while!

But for that to happen, I need your help:

I need to make my writing self-sustainable:
I figure it takes me around 25 to 30 hours to write each of my 2000+ word articles. This doesn't include the long hours I put into reading and doing cross-disciplinary research. To devote the necessary time to the work I'm doing requires lots of books, coffee and occasionally, bagels (not necessarily in that order). I want my writing to be a sustainable source of income, or at least go some ways to covering these basic necessities. That's hopefully where you come in!

How Patreon works:
If you like what I'm writing about, and want to support me, you can contribute whatever you want per month. This contribution recurs monthly. This means that anything from $1 per month and up is incredibly helpful to me.

Bottom line:
I'm super honoured that people around the world enjoy what I write about. Even if you can't spare anything, if you like what I write, then sharing my articles goes a long way to helping me build a community so I can keep doing what I love.

Stay curious, humans: Stand taller. See further
Tiers
DOLLAR READ CLUB
$1 or more per month

Welcome to the club. 
You're amazing, and your kindness deserves a personal thank you email from yours truly. All donations help, no matter how big or small, and this one goes a long way to allowing me to keep sharing my passion for science!
THREE'S A CHARM
$3 or more per month
For the price of a cup of coffee, I get to spend an early morning this month with my mind on my writing while drinking a coffee on the house - all thanks to this awesome contribution of yours! One super awesome personal thank you email coming up!
MY MIND ON SCIENCE CONNECTED TO YOUR MIND ON SCIENCE
$5 or more per month
Wow. I'm so grateful to your pledge, that in return, I pledge to connect my mind with yours to share thoughts, discuss whichever science and philosophy topics you wish to discuss, and I'll also send you a personalised reading list!
  • Plus all previous rewards
LEGENDS AREN'T BORN.
$10 or more per month
They're made. And it takes a legend to make a legend. You're one of them. I am so incredibly honoured by your contribution. Let's do what legends do, and connect our minds via a video chat - or if you're in my town, I'll bring a stack of amazing books along with my brain, to your brain, at a coffeeshop or location of your choosing, and we'll explore these ideas in person!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$0 of $500 per month
At $500 per month, I aim to release a special patron-only article every month!
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Who I am:
Hi, I'm Nicolas. I want to share my passion for interdisciplinary science, philosophy and poetry to a wider audience, help reunite the scientific and literary traditions, promote a generalist mindset, and cross-pollinate some amazing ideas!

What I'm doing:
In August 2017, I started writing a series of Medium articles exploring the confluence of science, philosophy and poetry and what drives humanity to ask the great questions. My hope is to inspire and encourage people to be curious, think critically, and make science a part of their lives.

There's so much to learn out there, and so many great thinkers whose works ought to reach more people. I want to share the amazing ideas I discover through my research with the world. Ideally, I hope to keep doing this for a while!

But for that to happen, I need your help:

I need to make my writing self-sustainable:
I figure it takes me around 25 to 30 hours to write each of my 2000+ word articles. This doesn't include the long hours I put into reading and doing cross-disciplinary research. To devote the necessary time to the work I'm doing requires lots of books, coffee and occasionally, bagels (not necessarily in that order). I want my writing to be a sustainable source of income, or at least go some ways to covering these basic necessities. That's hopefully where you come in!

How Patreon works:
If you like what I'm writing about, and want to support me, you can contribute whatever you want per month. This contribution recurs monthly. This means that anything from $1 per month and up is incredibly helpful to me.

Bottom line:
I'm super honoured that people around the world enjoy what I write about. Even if you can't spare anything, if you like what I write, then sharing my articles goes a long way to helping me build a community so I can keep doing what I love.

Stay curious, humans: Stand taller. See further

Recent posts by Nicolas Benjamin

Tiers
DOLLAR READ CLUB
$1 or more per month

Welcome to the club. 
You're amazing, and your kindness deserves a personal thank you email from yours truly. All donations help, no matter how big or small, and this one goes a long way to allowing me to keep sharing my passion for science!
THREE'S A CHARM
$3 or more per month
For the price of a cup of coffee, I get to spend an early morning this month with my mind on my writing while drinking a coffee on the house - all thanks to this awesome contribution of yours! One super awesome personal thank you email coming up!
MY MIND ON SCIENCE CONNECTED TO YOUR MIND ON SCIENCE
$5 or more per month
Wow. I'm so grateful to your pledge, that in return, I pledge to connect my mind with yours to share thoughts, discuss whichever science and philosophy topics you wish to discuss, and I'll also send you a personalised reading list!
  • Plus all previous rewards
LEGENDS AREN'T BORN.
$10 or more per month
They're made. And it takes a legend to make a legend. You're one of them. I am so incredibly honoured by your contribution. Let's do what legends do, and connect our minds via a video chat - or if you're in my town, I'll bring a stack of amazing books along with my brain, to your brain, at a coffeeshop or location of your choosing, and we'll explore these ideas in person!
  • Plus all previous rewards