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Dead Wild Roses: What are You?

Human thought tends to function in binaries, but much of the reality we inhabit just doesn’t work that way. Filed under: Philosophy, Science Tagged: Cells, Human thought, Philosophy, Reality, Science, What are you? . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: What are You?

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think – Scientific American

The great divide between our beliefs, our ideals, and reality Source: Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think – Scientific American   I don’t normally post anything on my blog other than my own original articles and essays… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think – Scientific American

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Montaigne’s cat and Descartes’ reality

“When I play with my cat,” wrote French philosopher and essayist, Michel de Montaigne, “Who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her.*” That statement encompasses two very distinct paths of contemplation. First is one of animal sentience. The recognition that animals are conscious, that they are sentient creatures, . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Montaigne’s cat and Descartes’ reality

Dead Wild Roses: The Sanctity of Human Life?

When arguing about abortion and other moral topics, one is almost guaranteed to hear this lofty phrase trotted out. Like a a gentle desert sirocco, you only miss it when it isn’t there. People seem to have some very strange ideas about how we regularly treat each other here on Earth.

Realistically speaking, the phrase . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Sanctity of Human Life?

The Quantum Buddha's Blog: Einstein’s Estimation of the Age of the Universe

According to Einstein, when objects approach very near the speed of light (one of the boundary conditions of the universe) the passage of time will slow, among other bizarre effects.

The universally accepted theory (proven by atomic clocks) is that if you had two identical twins, and one climbed into a very fast space ship . . . → Read More: The Quantum Buddha’s Blog: Einstein’s Estimation of the Age of the Universe

The Quantum Buddha's Blog: Einstein’s Estimation of the Age of the Universe

According to Einstein, when objects approach very near the speed of light (one of the boundary conditions of the universe) the passage of time will slow, among other bizarre effects.

The universally accepted theory (proven by atomic clocks) is that if you had two identical twins, and one climbed into a very fast space ship . . . → Read More: The Quantum Buddha’s Blog: Einstein’s Estimation of the Age of the Universe