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Engels on the exaltation of man

So much is certain: comparative physiology gives one a withering contempt for the idealistic exaltation of man over the other animals. At every step one is forced to recognise the most complete uniformity of structure with the rest of the mammals, and in its main features this uniformity extends to all vertebrates and even – in a less distinct way – to insects, crustaceans, tapeworms, etc. 145 more words

Dialectical Materialism

The Prophets are Falling

One by one the great prophets of materialism have been shown to be false prophets and have fallen aside. Marx and Freud have lost their scientific standing. 110 more words

Evolution

Something Beyond

I see myself immersed in the depths of human existence and standing in the face of the ineffable mystery of the world and of all that is. 91 more words

God

Without Faith

Without faith, there’d be nothing but indifferent material forces at work. It’s only when the idea of events having an author is introduced that the universe becomes cruel, as opposed to merely heavy, or fast-moving, or prone to unpredictable acceleration.

― Francis Spufford

Atheism

Myth, Appearance and Reality

Some of the great breakthrough realizations in human history are that the earth is not flat, that the earth is round and rotating, that the Sun does not revolve around the earth, that the Earth revolves around the Sun, and the earth along with other round bodies in space rotate around each other kept in correlation with each other by gravitational pull. 1,038 more words

Christian

What about my Soul

“So you can see me I’ll put make-up on my face…”

~ Emile Sande – Clown

Philosophy