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I love observing things in the rain.
The different ways people choose to escape.
I’ve always wanted a jeep.
Sitting back & observing
Is also a way of taking part. 42 more words


Charlie Hebdo and the hypocrisy of pencils

It was Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight who tipped me over the edge.

To be fair, he wasn’t wholly responsible. If it wasn’t for all the lunacy that preceded him, I probably would have dismissed his cartoon as just another… 987 more words

Charlie Hebdo

Reductionism, emergence, and burden of proof — part II

by Marko Vojinovic

In part I of this essay I have introduced and discussed the idea of reductionism from an epistemological point of view. In what follows we will go one step further, and discuss the idea of ontological reductionism . 2,858 more words


Reductionism, emergence, and burden of proof — part I

by Marko Vojinovic


Every now and then, the question of reductionism is raised in philosophy of science: whether or not various sciences can be theoretically reduced to lower-level sciences. 4,059 more words


Mailbag: Richard Polt Responds (Reductionism in Science)

It is time for another entry into the mailbag series where I answer feedback email from readers and others. If you want to send me a question, comment or any other kind of feedback, please do so using the… 756 more words



Reducing love to biology ensures only that the reductionist fails to experience love.


On the Irrational Rationality

In today’s discussion on Facebook, I realized what is the problem that has been puzzling me for a long time. It was the ability of people to analyze content in its full range, and not just take separated events to form one’s opinion. 450 more words