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Inside the BIG problem of the new Enlightenment

Whether your reading posts at science20, watching talks at TED, reading any of the self help books...

Mel Gibson and Kanye West: Use as Directed

(Or, if you prefer, "Employing Utilitarian Eudaemonism.") Today's lesson will be about ad hominem...

Canada: All the water you can buy

As you may or may not know, I am a member of the Council of Canadians.http://www.canadians.org/index...

Promotive Eudaemonia

This is the second of two parts.Read part one hereIn this discussion we will attempt to perfect...

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The Domain of Morality Illustrates Religious Nepotism and Nepotistic Religiousness.
(The Domain is something that I have touched upon in my other posts, for those of you who have read my work, I apologise for repeating myself. If you have an understanding of the Domain please feel free to scroll down to the line marking the beginning of my main argument.)

    The Domain of Morality itself is the current accepted standardization of opinion. It is simply a scale that is arranged in what we would consider an “atypical political right/left” scenario thusly:
    
Now we can contain whales in our starships!
(sorry for just pasting and running, really busy...)

"Scientists claim to have created a form of aluminum that's nearly transparent to extreme ultraviolet radiation and which is a new state of matter."

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Contemplating Eudaimonea

Some recent discussions here have prompted me to comment on the ideas of happiness and eudaemonia, which are considerations of note in my work. In fact, I’m currently writing a chapter that dares to call itself “The final word on Eudaimonia,” but unless the discussion here turns out to be the most inspirational ever, I’m sure this title will change. I submit my notes sans conclusions complet, I hope you find them eudaemonic...

“Fundamental happiness depends more than anything else upon what may be called a friendly interest in persons and things.” - The Conquest of Happiness - 1930 Bertrand Russell.


If you’re not familiar with the work of Dr. Rupert Sheldrake it may help to know that his most popular experiments were featured on British television in the form of specials that you can view, at least in part, on youtube, under titles like “Dogs that know when their owners are coming home.” and “Telephone telepathy.”
I'm a bit of a movie buff.
I especially like science fiction movies.
I'm also a little paranoid and keen on conspiracy theories.
It should therefore come to no surprise that I was sucked into the viral marketing of Roland Emerich's new 2012 Movie.

http://www.instituteforhumancontinuity.org/

The site let's you have some fun simulating various doomsday scenarios. There are links to a quite comical new age guru in the form of "Charlie" and his youtube channel. (I won't spoil the fun with name dropping or links.)  Be sure to sign up for the lottery, perhaps you will win and be saved either underground or in space!