Philosophy & Ethics
Reality is deceptive. Life is all lies. We all live in subjective states of existence. One man’s truth is another man’s oppression. There is only one thing that is truly universal in life and that is the human need of empowerment. The qualifiers of this u ...
Blog Post - Delian Valeriani - Feb 7 2009 - 5:58pm
- Explanation part one
We are alone. Life as we know it will end. There is no god. There is certainly no pre-established meaning of life. Then again the previous statements could be wrong. ...
Blog Post - Delian Valeriani - Feb 8 2009 - 4:58pm
- Interlude: How Plato's chair has been destroying the world
A problem arises with abstract representational thought where we imbue more significance to the symbol… the word… than to what that word is a symbol of. This is the major failing of most established memes throughout recorded history. ...
Blog Post - Delian Valeriani - Jul 11 2009 - 12:18pm
- Explanation Part Two
------WARNING------ THIS IS RAW UNEDITED CONTENT--- it essentially amounts to stream of conscious and I have not gone back over it since I wrote it. I have included it because it contains some elements that I want to convey that links with ideas from previ ...
Blog Post - Delian Valeriani - Feb 16 2009 - 4:35pm
- Tierney on Neanderthal Ressurrection
John Tierney asks, why not bring a neanderthal to life?". With today's technology, we could probably completely reconstruct a physical neanderthal genome. Tierney sees no reason not to do it. Commenters over at Tierney's column point out tha ...
Blog Post - Michael White - Feb 15 2009 - 9:47pm
- Putting Man Before Descartes: Thought Experiment
Rene Descartes, father of modern philosophy and analytical geometry, is perhaps best known for his simple statement: Cogito, ergo sum. I think, therefore I am (or I am thinking, therefore I exist). ...
Article - Becky Jungbauer - Feb 19 2009 - 3:09pm
- The human essence
Has anyone ever wondered what embodies our self’s essence? May be a needle in a haystack number of people think of such wonderments. However, the question is, are such thoughts just a waste of time or it has indeed some utility for human existence? ...
Blog Post - Akhtar-Naveed Syed - Feb 20 2009 - 2:05am
- What Is Grammar?- A Critique
Grammar is supposedly a holistic account of how meaning is expressed by using words in categories and in sequences. It is supposed to be a meld of syntax and semantics. Unfortunately, most writers on grammar focus on the syntax to the exclusion of the sema ...
Article - Patrick Lockerby - Mar 3 2009 - 6:49pm
- What is Truth?
"I think, therefore I am."- Descartes. Are you impressed by this deep and meaningful insight into the human condition? Descartes also wrote, in his Discourse: "... philosophy affords the means of discoursing with an appearance of truth on a ...
Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Mar 4 2009 - 9:26pm
- What Happens In Cases Of Peer Review Plagiarism?
In the past two years, University of Texas Southwestern researchers have used a computer-based text-searching tool they developed, called eTBLAST, to analyze millions of abstracts randomly selected from Medline, one of the largest databases of biomedical r ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 5 2009 - 3:34pm