I miss his posts.
I share the same vision as you, I had research also along those lines, except The metaphysics of Culture, and i honestly feel the greatest problems confronting Africans especially Nigerians is a proliferation of Religion. We seem to be a dumping ground for all manner of religions especially all variations of Christianity and Islam.
I feel that until we throw away or at least reduce the influence of those two religions on our national life, we will forever remain backwards. We waste way to much time in Prayer in churches and mosques and less time on productivity, to actually develop. If not for oil, we would be worse of than neighbouring countries.
Absolutely NEVER EVER NEVER reverting to any form of superstitions. I have been away from NL for many reasons. Suffice to say, I have been thinking about new perspectives of dealing with superstitions, religions, irrationalisms. I have been doing plenty of research in a bid to find a new "voice" or new way of addressing the issues that could be more relevant to modern religionists and people interested in investigating myths/religions/superstitions. Further, I have been thinking about ways of making scientific rationalism and philosophy more accessible or amenible only Africans. To this end, I have been spending plenty of my spare time researching areas such as:
The metaphysics of Culture
Spread of Religion as a meme
Neuroscience - how the brain is materially affected by cultural behaviours such as learning, deprivation, ascetism, etc, etc
Over the last few months, I have been accummulating a respectable bibliography of books and materials on these subjects. SO most of my spare time has been taken invested in trying to give this research some shape and structure. So I shall be dipping in and out of NL and time permits.
One interesting observation - When the atheists are not on NL, the religious mice come out to play, with their hands on each others throads. Not only are there these inter-theistic fights, the overall standard of discussion takes a nose-dive. Looks like this speaks well of the demeanour of the atheists.