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THE MEANING OF THE UNIVERSE IS THE MEANING OF LIFE

For a scientific understanding of life on Earth (or all life as we know it) we need only study its double helix, DNA. The DNA is an archive, a library and an operating system. 668 more words

Philosophy

Where we get our beliefs

As I pondered what I would say about the topic of mysticism, which I suggested in a comment I would be writing about, it occurred to me that mysticism is but one source of beliefs among many. 1,073 more words

Being In The World

Where are we now? and What’s to be done?

We live in a two dimensional society: there is length and width but no height or depth. Our world is a flat plane, a cartoon reality replete with caricatures. 470 more words

Philosophy

Radio Free Albemuth (the movie)

This movie has been a long time coming. Filming started in 2007, it was shown at Sedona in 2010 and I have been waiting for it to be released, which didn’t happen until June 27, 2014, which I completely missed and just saw it… 1,173 more words

Being Fully Human

Melancholia – Lars von Triers’ depression

What could be sadder than the idea that the only life in the universe is about to be extinguished? Or perhaps not. But then, what kind of heart could not be saddened by this idea? 471 more words

Being In The World

I'm going to die. What else is there to be afraid of?

Imagine a number of men in chains, all under sentence of death, some of whom are each day butchered in the sight of the others; those remaining see their own condition in that of their fellows, and looking at each other with grief and despair await their turn.

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The Mind and Heidegger

While everyone has moved on from skepticism and epistemology, interest in the philosophy of mind & language have taken up the slack. I finally abandoned skepticism myself a while back and agree that the traditional problems of “other minds” and so on are not really problems worthy of much effort anymore. 898 more words

Being In The World