Category Archives: Philosophy

You can’t have freedom without safety

This showed up in my RSS feed: An LA gallery is selling “Molotov cocktails” from a vending machine. It included an image of a vending machine that sells fake molotov cocktails with a slogan on the side: Freedom not safety … Continue reading

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Climbing the Horseshoe

Yep, this. Climbing the Horseshoe Assholes on the left and right ruining it for all the sensible people.

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Study Shows That Teaching Young Kids Philosophy Improves Their Academic Performance, Making Them Better at Reading & Math | Open Culture

Should we teach philosophy to children? You’d have a hard time, I imagine, convincing many readers of this site that we shouldn’t. But why? Source: Study Shows That Teaching Young Kids Philosophy Improves Their Academic Performance, Making Them Better at … Continue reading

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Why Humanity Destroyed Itself

I’m currently reading The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt where he uses the metaphor of  the elephant and the rider.  The elephant is instinct, the rider is consciousness.  He talks a lot in the early section about how the rider often spends it’s time … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Night Vale

It was a simpler time. Because I personally had less memories and so less to superimpose upon the world, and so it was much clearer, and also I was younger. Thus, the world was simpler. Fear is a reasonable response … Continue reading

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You Are Not So Smart and You Are in Very Good Company | Think Tank | Big Think

I very much liked this quote… I take great pleasure in accepting this because I feel a unity in the humility, in the recognition that we are a community of messy, stumbling, fumbling beings tumbling through space wrestling with a confusing gift … Continue reading

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Litany Against Fear — Litany Against Anger

From Dune, obviously. If you haven’t read it go do it now, it’s awesome. I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to … Continue reading

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Tom Ehrich asks if we really live like Christians

http://www.sj-r.com/features/x1461788336/Tom-Ehrich-asks-if-we-really-live-like-Christians What he said. Note: I should add that I’m an atheist but every time I read about Jesus I seem to get the same message Tom did while most “Christians” seem to get the message that God is on … Continue reading

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I do not fear death

I do not fear death. I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible … Continue reading

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