Tag Archive: philosophy

Ancient Philosophy and the Origin of the Universe

I. Sometimes our modern understanding of things can be informed by how people long ago thought about the same things. Just because they didn’t have electricity or microscopes doesn’t mean ancient people were… Continue reading

The First to Stand Still and The Origins of Civilization

It is estimated that human beings have been on this planet for around 200,000 years. What we know of history really only begins 10,000 years ago, and even that is sometimes a stretch.… Continue reading

Quantum Mechanics and Enlightenment

Science has always been an attempt to understand the world around us. In this way, it is similar to religion and philosophy. In fact, the first modern scientists were called Natural Philosophers. But… Continue reading

Bad Advice From Philosophers

Philosophy means a love of knowledge. Many of the greatest thinkers in history were philosophers, both knowledgeable and wise. Many of them thought, “If everyone listens to me, then we will all be… Continue reading

Anarchists

Anarchists are misled. The whole point of humanity is to struggle against nature. Anarchy is the natural state of the universe. Even the most perfect systems will eventually give way to entropy, and… Continue reading

Clothing Options

I often go into the grocery store late at night, just before the place closes. This way, I can avoid the masses of people who don’t know what they want, and think the… Continue reading

The Way to a Better World

Many of the philosophers of the past, and the present, have dedicated countless hours, page after page of ideas and thoughts, to discern the ideal forms of government and society. They all appear… Continue reading

How do Bad Things Happen?

I suspect most people are capable of far more than they think. Under the right circumstances a lazy person can become a captain of industry. History tells many tales of humble folks who… Continue reading

Beware the Zombie Religion

Secularism describes attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spiritual basis. For people however, true secularism is a fleeting thing. We humans are hard-wired for faith and cannot help but… Continue reading

The Well-Tempered Person

The future is a time of opportunity. Who knows what success and fortune might come? The funny thing about opportunity, though, is that while it can lead to achievement, it can also result… Continue reading

A Glimpse Into Parallel Lives

For decades theoretical physicists have been wrecking their brains in an attempt to determine a unified theory of the universe. One of the most prominent products of this effort has been the development… Continue reading

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