Just One Fix

Religion really is an oddity in humanity. When citing religion, one can be excused for irrational behaviour or beliefs. It gives people an excuse to not take part in the cultural norms of the society they live in. It allows people rights and privileges that people not of that religion are denied. It regularly excuses wrongdoing and lawbreaking if these are done “in the name of God”. It preaches love but inspires war. It preaches...

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Michael Specter: The danger of science denial

The TED Talks are some of the best minds in the world, talking openly about the problems and potential solutions  we face in the world at the moment. Some of the views of the speakers are challenging, and some are just common sense, but always presented in such a way as to be clear in intention. The catch line for TED is “Ideas worth spreading”. Have a search around, and see what people are thinking in the world right now. This...

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Morality vs Logic in debate

As a follow-up to my post Objectivity vs Subjectivity in debate I thought it might be interesting to extend this idea of explaining what makes a compelling argument worth it weight in words by extending the idea to Morality and Logic. We all know it’s very difficult at times to remain rational in debates about one’s beliefs, and rationality seems at times to be at odds with emotion. But as I tried to describe in my last post...

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Objectivity vs Subjectivity in debate part 2

I pretty much covered off this topic in a previous post, but the comments came flooding in, so I thought I’d take some of the better examples of “Subjectivity vs Objectivity” from them. Despite the fact that I had described the difference between the two, and how the former is a poor substitute for the latter in debate, the believers still came forth with examples of subjective “truths” and experiences. Sorry for...

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Powers of Ten

This is an amazing video piece made in 1977 by Charles and Ray Eames in a joint project with IBM and NASA, exploring ideas of scale and perspective by factors of 10. I was just reminded of it today and thought it would be nice to share. You can read more about it at Wikipedia. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes...

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