Monthly Archives: March 2019

The self

(Contemplating) The Self Brendan Weber on Medium asks – What is the self? A difficult question….. While I align strongly with the general thrust of your thesis, many of the specifics seem to be overly simplistic and inadequate to the … Continue reading

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Irony – freedom requires limits

Jame’s post Polaroids of Light and Sound / The Piano Sketches E.P. Opens with: It is one of life’s ironies that, if you want freedom, you have to impose limits. Hi James, Hardly an irony, just a little known fact … Continue reading

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Old article on radicalisation came up on facebook.

Will linked to TeenVogue article from 2017 – It’s time to talk about what’s radicalizing white male terrorists True, but that article fails completely at the task. It is far deeper. We need to understand what we are at much … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Christchurch Shooting

On my facebook page – in response to the Christchurch Mosque shootings The insanity in Christchurch is hard to come to terms with. For me, life is the highest value, liberty come after that. Valuing life first means that we … Continue reading

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Now in Vedanta – updated

Bhatta wrote – The “NOW” concept of Vedanta – “If I ask you this question – where is the Sun ‘Now’?” … “Not only the sun, but all the ‘now’ objects in the universe are present within each one of … Continue reading

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Science and superstition

FOundations of Logic – Sigurd – Science and Superstition Superstition is interesting. I like the definition “A superstition is only a superstition when it is not a superstition”. That is, that it is only when one believes something to be … Continue reading

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Quora – False beliefs

What are the most popular false beliefs? Please specify which group(s) you’re referring to. The idea that simple binary categories can be useful in all contexts. It seems beyond all reasonable doubt (from vast sets of evidence) that human beings, … Continue reading

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