Category Archives: Philosophy

Roots

When people speak of their roots, they are speaking about their history about their past and their culture.  But more often than not, they are also speaking of their home. In days past, a family would live in a home … Continue reading

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The Dichotomy of Political Beliefs

So, I had a question pop up into my head recently and it’s caused some reflection.  There are two big name issues in the political spectrum of the US right now.  One is Universal healthcare, the other is abortion. The … Continue reading

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What Have We Done

I get depressed thinking about the current state of affairs.  Millions of people in the US are being conned by politicians, by religions, by faith healers, and by everything else.  We, as a species, have lost the ability to think … Continue reading

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Chains of Causality

My boy was reading “Because a Little Bug Went Kachoo” today in the car and it got me to thinking (yeah, I know). That book is actually quite profound in that it follows the chain of cause and effect through … Continue reading

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US Senator Thinks that Rights Only Apply to Some

So you all know about the recent Defense Authorization Bill and how it allows the detention without charges or trial of even US citizens for an indefinite period of time right? Well, I took a moment and wrote my displeasure … Continue reading

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Science and Philosophy

This post may ramble a bit.  Be forewarned also, that the title may not accurately reflect the content. Science is a way, perhaps the only way, of finding out knowledge about the universe around us.  Scientism is a belief that … Continue reading

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Death

I am sad right now.  I am sad that a lot of myths people hold dear are not real.  I am sad because Christmas was my grandfathers favorite time of the year.  There was nothing off-limits around Christmas. He is … Continue reading

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Guest Blogging Begins

I’ve begun my two week stint as a guest blogger at Scientopia.  Please come by and check it out.  It will be all new material, no rehash and no cross posting.

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Why We are Doomed

I haven’t had this frustrating an experience in a while. It is really amazing that two people, both at least moderately intelligent, capable of research and critical thinking, when presented with literally tons of evidence can still, using logic, for … Continue reading

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The Emergence of Life – Chapter 2

Since I’ve been featured in the 40th Carnival of Evolution, I guess I’d better get on the stick and finish this book review. Approaches to the Definitions of Life This chapter takes on two topics.  What is the definition of … Continue reading

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