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Hubris of Methodology
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:44:36 -0500 - It is common to hear the religiously inclined people to see the intellectuals and the scientists as having hubris. There is a mechanism that keeps sneaking in hubris into these pursuits, and that is as follows: The definition of reality as something that can be proven. This methodology puts the cart before the horse.
Freedom and Happiness
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:31:57 -0500 - The first premise of happiness is being free. Yes, it means frolicking around like stupid little fairies and doing whatever the hell our fairy minds think of. Alas, fairies love to fight and it wouldn't be fair if a bigger fairy jumps on a little one, would it?
What Earth Forgot
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:27:22 -0500 - There are many people who believe in being "down to earth" or in bringing people "down to earth." These people have an inadequate understanding of what the Earth is. The Earth's crust is actually quite thin.
Winning Too Early, Losing At The Right Time
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:27:13 -0500 - The luck of the beginner is not always a good thing. That is the point of the title of this article. Losing and then winning after those temporary losses, builds enough experience where the win can be repeated.
Mystical Mind Of Ours
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:30:11 -0500 - Mind is the master of the body. Or is it? Can we learn to tame our body and actions with our mind?
Science-Art and Cancer Research
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 06:24:11 -0500 - Human evolution has been one of continual cycles of conflict between various mythological gods, some tribal and others belonging to great civilisations. The manufacture of beautiful artefacts date periods of human creativity that waxed and then waned. Great cities arose only to become the ruins of antiquity, as weapons of destruction and enslavement evolved to chart the course of human destiny. Charles Darwin's survival of the fittest theories were based upon a scientific definition of these energies of constant destructive chaos. Darwin thought they belonged to the population theories of the reverend Thomas Malthus, director of the East India Company, which was waging a war of supremacy against rivals of the British Empire. Darwin's famous voyage on the Beagle was under the patronage of the East India Company.
Quest For Authenticity
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:25:38 -0500 - Authenticity is a concept that I have been exploring carefully, distilling it down to its sticky residue, investigating how it functions as a larger component of my creative process. Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?
Prayers For Welfare and Peace
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 08:13:47 -0500 - Prayer is a handy tool to seek solace and solutions when we face hardships and tense situations. Do you know the types and methods of prayers? Read here.
Wisdom and the Fear of God
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:28:45 -0500 - "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction." Implicit in all wisdom, there is the element of knowledge.
Thinking About Conversions
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:31:38 -0500 - 'Conversions are always the result, not of some great pitched battle, but of a long series of little efforts carried to a successful conclusion.' The statement was made by Paul Claudel, called one of the greatest Catholic poets of the last century.
Goodwill Spreads Peace and Happiness
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:30:16 -0500 - Goodwill refers to an attitude which has Friendly, helpful, or cooperative feelings. We tend to help only those known to us as Relatives, Friends, Colleague and Neighbors. What about those around us... unknown and strangers, Trees and Plants, Animals, Birds and Insects.
Words of Wisdom - A Parent's Greatest Gift
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:40:57 -0500 - Perhaps one of the greatest blessings of being a parent is to be able to influence the lives of our children with words of wisdom. To have the opportunity, the authority, to direct children in a way in which we know will benefit them is an immense blessing.
Nihilism and Spirituality
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:10:25 -0500 - The empiricist definition of reality is "what can be proven." The problem with this definition is that by itself it leads to nihilism. If reality is what can be proven, then if something cannot be proven to just one person, it is not real.
Entropy and GISHWHES
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:44:52 -0500 - Entropy and GISHWHES Together. Entropy is a measure of the possible configurations of a given system. Generally, it can be said that entropy indicates the energy of the system: a high-energy system, such as a pot of boiling water, is full of movement and full of configuration possibilities, and will have high entropy, whereas a low-energy system, such as a glacier, has little movement and few configuration possibilities, and will have low entropy.
Did God Create Man or Did Man Create God? Question and Answer Session No. Two of Holistic Philosophy
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:04:57 -0500 - Holistic Philosophy belongs to school of thought that the entire Universe is purely imagination of human mind. Even God is a creation of thought. Is it true? The readers can find answer to this question by reading the following question and and answer session.
Change and Permanence
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:04:14 -0500 - Things both change and remain the same. On the one hand, the law of identity holds, and I am the same person I was when I was two. On the other hand, lots of changes have taken place in me since I was two, and in many respects I am very different now from what I was then.
Emotion And Vibration
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:34:23 -0500 - Life and existence come down to the rate you vibrate at, and how you decide to feel about it. If it did not, then fate would control everything, and not actions to a balanced extent with fate.
The Ultimate Award
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:30:29 -0500 - Society can dole and give out awards and tell people how great they are. But there is a reality that is more obvious than that: Genuine deeds. The ultimate award comes from the inside as a great nature when you do genuinely good deeds.
Golden Age and the Arc of the Covenant
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:07:54 -0500 - Our only enemy is our ignorance, and ultimately, this will collapse when truth shines in its natural splendor. That splendor is The Golden Age.
By The Grace Of God, Or In Harmony With Reality
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:15:09 -0500 - Harmonious gratitude filled existence in reality is possible, but it takes a great deal of consciousness and conscientiousness. Living in a squalid, poor, lazy, pathetic way is "easy", but not desirable for even those who "willingly" do it. My point is, the genuine grace of God comes to those who do things in certain ways that harmonize with the reality of all situations.
A Few Things About Indian Short Stories
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:47:55 -0500 - I stay in Bangalore, the IT city of India. The regional language here is Kannada, which is quite dominant in this province. This language must me a great language as far as I have understood.
HOLISTIC PHILOSOPHY: An Introduction Through a Question and Answer Session Part 1: Think Differently
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:35:36 -0500 - Sir, I introduce myself as a Philosophy student. Could you please enlighten me about the concept of HOLISTIC PHILOSOPHY?
The Fault Is Not In Our Stars, But In Us, Dear Brutus
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:12:48 -0500 - To make a winner, we must first be one. So when I say "the fault is not in our stars, but in us, dear Brutus" in the title, I mean get creative to get out of the funk of losing if you are in it.
The Meaning Of Life Or The Reality Of Success
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:42:00 -0500 - Every monent we actively exist and get something done is a successful moment. Without successful moments, we really are dead.
Aspects of Life That Increase Happiness
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 06:57:27 -0500 - How to improve your life work balance. Aspects of personal development that focus on increasing your personal happiness.
What Makes the Bible Unique and God's Word?
Wed, 28 May 2014 16:41:25 -0500 - The Bible is both revered and sneered at for thousands of years from now! It survived the harshest criticisms aimed at dismissing it and wickedest efforts in annihilating it. But what to make it and what makes it different from the other books, both ancient and modern? Here in this short article it has been presented the reasons and rationality for the uniqueness of the Bible and its possible origin.
Karl Marx, The Microscopic Eye That Gazed on Society
Wed, 28 May 2014 14:44:17 -0500 - This article is about the doctrine of German Philosopher Karl Heinrich Marx. The article summarizes the important factors of Marxism in a simpler way.
The Philosophy of a Leader's Decline
Wed, 21 May 2014 09:24:26 -0500 - Good leaders will sense their own propensity to stray from God in their leadership; a sign of which is to surround themselves with a mutual admiration society, which serves only to comfort their ego. Then they have ceased to be leaders.
What Is This Thing Called NOW?
Tue, 20 May 2014 15:31:03 -0500 - This article takes the form of a lively dialogue between two tutors on break. The two men debate the meaning of past, present, and future and how they come together in a existential plan for one's spiritual life focus.
A Philosophy About Love and Time
Tue, 20 May 2014 07:12:19 -0500 - Time is in short supply. Love is the highest goal. The purpose of life is to love whilst we have time.
Rebels and Sociopaths
Sat, 10 May 2014 06:39:02 -0500 - The concept of "sociopath" has been misused to brand people who do not fit under the definition. Particularly, it has been used to brand rebels against various kinds of social wrongs. That is not, nor was it ever, the meaning of the term "sociopath."
The Better Your Reason, The Better Your Season
Sat, 10 May 2014 06:30:35 -0500 - To do what you love in life is the reason to do anything. Personally, I do not think things should be done as an end in themselves. That is my reality, really. You know, there are some things in life we all admittedly do not want, and when it all comes down to it, the real start of success is knowing what you do want as an end to each action you do.
Part One: Unusual Meanings of the Concept of Time
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:11:52 -0500 - Your life is broken down first and foremost, into years. Then somewhere along the way somebody decided to break that down into, months, weeks and days. Then finally, we broke the day down into hours, minutes and seconds. There is so much to be said about the relationships, between all of these seven subdivisions of life. Of course, one might say; these are only the divisions of life in terms of time. Time, in a strict sense, is very dry, abstract and only a mere mathematical representation of life. Understanding life in terms of years and months is not really that important, since it's just an abstraction of the real thing.
Finding Your Way Back: Zen and Meditation
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:27:38 -0500 - Do you feel overwhelmed with life? Do you feel as if you've lost your way? Zen meditation is a simple practice that can help you reconnect with life and bring you peace of mind again.
Do Miracles Not Occur?
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:26:48 -0500 - Sacred texts, notably the Old and New Testaments, but also others, recount numerous miracles performed by spiritual figures. Some miracles have become so well know that they have infused themselves into popular culture, i.e. "walk on water." But beyond their use in colloquial references, miracles hold great significance and meaning, and whether miracles have and will occur represents a non-trivial question. Now some might recoil stating that even calling into question the truth of miracles is a travesty. But the question of the truth of miracles nonetheless remains open, if not in fact at least in the minds of many. Much has been written on the question, and this article adds to that, but with a minor twist. Can we definitively say miracles did not, or do not, or will not occur? While much discussion focuses on the positive side, proving they did occur, can we prove the opposite, that they didn't?
The Best Wish
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:53:12 -0500 - In many religions - and among many non-religious people - there is the concept of either asking higher powers or using one's mind for fulfilment of wishes. I think that there is one thing to ask for that is superior to all others. That thing is wisdom.
The Biggest Loss Is Loss Of Conscientious And Grateful Consciousness
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:46:39 -0500 - Please, start thinking. All you have to do is make your life a better life through gratitude for all that is good in it. You can do all the positive habits, affirmations, prayers and the like in existence. But, without simple gratitude, it all comes to nothing.
The Bheel Mahabharata and Tale of Draupadi and Sex With Visuka the Snake King
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:31:22 -0500 - The Mahabharata is a well known epic by Vyasa the poet from the Vedic age. The Mahabharata is a story of two clans of ancient Hindustan, the Pandva's and the Kaurava's who finally met in battle at Kurukshetra in about 4000 BC. The Pandva's were 5 in number and one fact of the Mahabharata that is accepted by all is that the five brothers married Draupadi a princess whom Arjuna had won in a swayamwara.
I Died By The Hand Of My Mother
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:32:02 -0500 - He stood confidently in the front of the room -his pink shirt matching the tone of his skin, average height and with a strong sense of self, as he spoke words of insights to the gullible pew. As I sat amongst the other attendees and participants in the room I was beginning to indulge in the positive energy that invaded the atmosphere -and that was clearly noticeable to anyone paying attention, when I felt the familiar feeling of my intuition preparing me for what was about to happen. About thirty minutes into his speech he walked...
The Philosophy of History in the Eyes of a Student
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:33:57 -0500 - This is a student's endeavor to make a philosophical essay concerning the nature and pattern of history and its relation to the past, time and life. The driving force of historical events and causality are also discussed, as well as its effects on the present.
Walking Meditation For A Balanced Life
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:16:14 -0500 - Walking Meditation Meditation has been linked to peace and quiet, seclusion, and equanimity. When you consider meditation, you probably think of a scene where a person finds a quiet area, they close their eyes and sit in silence, and let their body rest while their mind works.
How to Motivate Yourself to Read
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:46:26 -0500 - Reading is the most important thing you can do to enrich yourself, and if you want to help yourself, even if you are not a reader, you will endeavor to become one. The motive to read should not be just for current affairs either, it should be to learn and earn something better out of life in so many ways.
Integrity (The Power Of Not Playing, And Meaning It)
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 07:08:17 -0600 - My Dad used to be an honest guy before he died, and his signature motto was "I do not play." I know what he meant: It did not matter what he did, he was a man of genuine integrity.
The Game And The Show
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 07:49:42 -0600 - "Life is not a struggle, it is a game." That is what Florence Scovel Shinn once said in her books. I will go even further, it is a show where God is the director, producer, everything else and the head audience member and critic all at once. I know, that sounds rather erroneous in a way, and probably even insane to some. But, think about it.
The Last and Greatest Prophet!
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:57:44 -0600 - Belief in God is not the end in itself, but to know His will is of the paramount importance. God exists and He spoke to us about His will through His chosen ones called Prophets and Apostles. Here in this article we see how God chose Prophets and who is the last and greatest of them.
The Blind And Muzzled Life That Missed The Boat
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:52:47 -0600 - The life that misses the boat always, is evil and lives in the past. With that, I begin this article in a dramatic fashion.
Overcoming Our God Complex
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 08:34:27 -0600 - Accepting our mortality and limitations does not make us less capable. On the contrary, when we embrace our finiteness and begin to develop a relationship with our Creator, we begin to be who we were created to be and to do what we were created to do.
Inductive Reasoning: Generating Knowledge
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 08:32:32 -0600 - We project with almost absolute certainty that the Sun will rise tomorrow. Why? Mankind in general, and each of us in specific, observes the patterns in the world. From those patterns we extrapolate conclusions and use those conclusions to guide our actions and lives. That taking of our experiences and generating hypotheses, that represents inductive reasoning, going from information to conclusion. And that reasoning leads us to the prediction the Sun will rise again. But caution must be exercised. As sure as we might be about the patterns and conclusions, we could be wrong. Newtown, the great astronomer and scientist, and developer of the laws of motion, made a faulty conclusion from what he observed. And though his laws proved extremely practical, Einstein needed to come along and reformulate Newtown's laws for the subtle nuances in the patterns that Newton missed.
What The People Do Not Say
Sat, 15 Feb 2014 09:48:03 -0600 - That is life, that is what people say; you are riding high in April, then you are shot down in May is nearly how an old Frank Sinatra song goes. If you are successful and genuinely successful, it is never that simple or uncomplicated.
Do Not Blame, Live A Great Life Yourself
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 07:02:18 -0600 - Life is as good as we make it. That is the summary statement of every positive philosophy over the ages.
Governments and People Act In Their Own Interests - It's Best For All When Those Interests Coincide
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 06:54:09 -0600 - What happens when large organizations or governments work towards the protection of the institution rather than the people it was formed to serve? Welcome to planet Earth, because this is a very common problem indeed. In fact, there is an old saying from observers of Russian history, "beware a government that gets so big it no longer needs the people," because as those people become a liability to take care of, the artificial organism figures out ways to get rid of as many people as possible.
Three Elements!
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:43:00 -0600 - Recently, I had a chance to have a close interaction with the director of my company (the company I basically work for, not the other way round) He's a well off, hard working, self made and very well read and travelled guy. He had started his company and college from the scratch and currently the institution is considered to be as one of the most innovative and strong institution of the country. As a curious soul or you can say, as a person who is always up to find out the reasons and the qualities of the...
The Three Pillars of Wisdom
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:27:45 -0600 - The foremost book of wisdom through all of time, the book of Proverbs, begins the ascent to higher thinking and learning by asserting the pillars of true wisdom: righteousness, justice, and equity. It can be seen that the basis of this true wisdom is different than most renditions of wisdom in this world.
Life And Existence, Instead Of Life And Death
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 06:35:32 -0600 - Existence, it always exists, and almighty God does not seem to want to do anything about it except watch the "big show". That is why God really created the Devil, I think. I think he is around to genuinely make things interesting. I am writing this article on a more metaphorical oversimplified level than a literal level so it is more understandable and acceptable as a concept.
The Concept
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 06:56:01 -0600 - What can be conceived creatively, yet with full logical knowledge, even if it seems illogical, can ultimately be achieved through the following of the laws of nature. For example, the airplane is the most basic of examples. The "authorities" and appearances said there were not any ways that man could fly. Yet man and woman are flying even now in heavier than air airplanes and gliders.
Exercising Humility: What We Don't Know
Tue, 07 Jan 2014 11:15:16 -0600 - We have gained enormous knowledge, and have used that knowledge to improve mankind's condition and to satisfy our curiosity and wonderment. But how much more might we have to learn? A brief looks shows considerable amounts remain, on questions fundamental to our understanding. So while humanity can be proud of what it has learned, and can and does use that for its betterment, we must exercise humility. The answers to the unknowns could, and likely will, prove crucial to our continued progress, while at the same time challenging the beliefs and paradigms we believe now to be certain and solid.
An Exploration of Deductive Logic
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 13:58:28 -0600 - Some individuals enjoyed geometry, but many did not. That disliked centered, for some, maybe most, on creating proofs, i.e. building those correct sequences of statements to demonstrate some geometric statement. But the logic of geometry, deductive logic, provides a powerful tool from creating new knowledge from existing knowledge. Geometry, and actually almost all of mathematics, rests on deductive logic. Given the importance of importance, but also its ability to confound, we take a short but still wide-ranging look at deductive logic, explaining some technical considerations and exploring some useful examples.
Intimidation Fear Tactics Should Only Work When the Threat Is Real Or You Submit to Authority
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 17:31:52 -0600 - Have you ever wondered why people are so stressed out these days? We look around and everyone seems to be upset and complaining about something, generally some external political event or authoritative force. Still, why should that involve the inner sanctum of the human mind? Why should it matter?
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 07:55:54 -0600 - The life of Nelson Mandela has come into considerable focus due to his passing. People of all walks of life have come forward to express sorrow and admiration for this amazing person. Many say he was the most influential man of their lives. This article addresses a small part of his life. I was moved my much of what he did but it was the small things that made the whole picture more of an impact.
The Necessity for Evolution of Christian Conceptions
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 07:17:45 -0600 - A Supreme Deity would exist outside mankind's experience, in a transcendental realm beyond the time and space in which we reside. Mankind thus almost certainly can not completely conceive such a deity. But as our culture and knowledge expand, we gain new understandings and concepts, and thus we have an expanded basis for conceiving and considering the spiritual. The recent decades have seen enormous advances in mankind's scientific, technological, social and philosophical outlook. What challenges do these advances pose, and opportunities do they present, to refine and improve how with think about the spiritual?
Nothing Lasts Forever - Are You Sure About That?
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 07:16:55 -0600 - Not long ago, I was speaking with an acquaintance who reminded me of something Stephen Hawking had once said; "Nothing lasts forever. For which I am eternally grateful." Yes, that's funny and my acquaintance thought it was "witty" also. Of course, I like to challenge conventional wisdom, for which I believe that quote is. Okay so, let's talk, I dare to ask because that statement can be broken down several ways.
The Church's Extinction Science
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 18:34:14 -0600 - In 1990 the Science-Art Research Centre of Australia's optical mathematical description of life-energy laws was reprinted by the world's largest technological research institute, as an important optical mathematical discovery of the 20th Century. In 1995 the research was acclaimed by an internationally peer reviewed examination, for the discovery of new physics laws governing optimum biological evolution. The work was later embraced by 21st Century quantum biology. The Golden Age of Danish Science's fusion of electromagnetic discoveries into the ancient Greek atomic 'Science of Universal Love', revealed that the Church had contaminated science by sentencing all life to entropic extinction. That extinction is fundamental to entropic quantum mechanics,which forbids infinite living-energies to exist within a spiritual,or holographic space-time reality. President Thomas Jefferson had written that Christ was the greatest teacher of this banished science and rightly or wrongly, in the light of quantum biology, the issue warrants further investigation, despite the Church's religious dogma to the contrary.
Highway Traffic Two: Collective Behavior
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 15:27:22 -0600 - Traffic. At times an almost Zen-like patience must be brought to bear to relieve the resulting frustration. But can something be done? This article explores how the collective behavior of drivers can reduce, or increase, backups at a common congestion point on highways, i.e. entrance ramps. Modeling runs provide some quantitative insight into more precisely what does and does not help. Finally, we touch on a few ways highway design can move drivers and vehicles into favorable behavior.
Are House Plant Food Sticks Like Socialist Food Stamps - Weakness, Cost, Diabetes-Like Problems?
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 20:31:00 -0600 - One quote I love to keep feeding to my neo-liberal left-leaning socialist thinking friends, is that famous quote; "Give a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man to fish, and he eats for a life time." I do this because I believe socialism and social entitlements are over used in the United States, and that we are making people weak. Having a social safety net for those who cannot provide for themselves is much different than paying for everyone's desires until they are totally happy.
On the Non-Necessity of Intelligent Design, But Otherwise Its Sufficiency
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:17:50 -0500 - Many consider Intelligent Design a clever re-imaging of Creationism, but regardless the topic of evolution vs. divine intervention remains controversial. But let's accept the premise that evolution can explain the emergence of complex life. What then becomes of Intelligent Design? Logic, and the continued emergence of unexpected science, makes the answer not necessarily any less controversial.
Motion in A Singular and Plural Worlds in the Light of Zeno's Paradoxes
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:37:43 -0500 - Zeno's paradoxes confound a reader by exposing him to experience two types of reality. First, the readers are allured to envisage the conventional reality, the reality of a plural world with continuous divisions of things, place, and space-time matrix. But by challenging a reader to produce an infinite number of destiny points by dividing the continuous length between the tortoise and Achilles, Zeno introduces him with the reality of a singular world that is continuous within itself due to the lack of sufficient object of references to produce the sense of relativity in such a world.
How to Win a Game of War
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 06:51:55 -0500 - I know the title, "how to win a game of war" is supposed to be about the card game. But knowing me, I would like to tackle something more serious. The best way to win a war is not to play or compete, but to genuinely create better than your "opponent". Japan, Taiwan and China lost to the United States in World Wars, and ultimately won by creation. Let us just bring that up to size there.
Great Riddlers: Socrates
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 07:40:42 -0500 - Socrates was one of the founders of modern day philosophy, founding it over two thousand years ago. His ideas were impressive for his time and still impress people to this day. Aside from his philosophy he also had a lot of great riddles associate with him.
Great Riddlers: Aristotle
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:27:42 -0500 - Aristotle may be one of the best philosophers of all time. But a lesser known fact about him is that he loved riddles.
Kant's Categorical Imperative
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 09:04:02 -0500 - Immanuel Kant stated that the categorical imperative is to act in such a way that, if other people acted the same way, it would form the basis of a universal moral law. What he did not specify is that different people are suited for different roles, and that if someone, say, excels in ice-skating that does not mean that they should not excel in ice-skating because everyone being ice skaters would not work for the well-being of everyone. Different temperaments and different natures are suited to different tasks.
Great Riddlers: Plato
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 08:37:19 -0500 - Plato is one of the best philosophers of all time and is discussed in almost all university level philosophy classes. But something that not everybody knows is that he was quite the riddler.
Great Riddlers: Dan Brown
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 10:57:36 -0500 - Dan Brown is the great bestselling author that wrote The Da Vinci Code. He is also one of the best riddle tellers of all time, forging them from real historic people and events.
Trees That Fall Make No Sound
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 08:16:55 -0500 - If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Maybe, maybe not.
How Free Will Works
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 09:48:51 -0500 - If free will exists, does it make any difference whether god exists or is absent. It may be that the difference lies in the source of the free will. If we are free to choose, surely we have no choice but to choose.
Mental Agility - 10 Tips
Wed, 09 Oct 2013 12:59:29 -0500 - The mind is powerful at unconscious and conscious levels. Here are not only tips to maximize agility, but a ten point philosophy to live by.
Pain Is at the Heart of True Art
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 10:25:13 -0500 - Michelangelo was 17 when he had sculpted 'The Madonna of the stairs', Mozart started composing from the age of 5 and by the time he had composed his master-piece 'Symphony no.9' he hadn't got out of his teens. Leonardo Da Vinci had become a Renaissance man and a polymath by the age of 20. Keats and Shelley were in 20's when they first stepped into the Romantic era with their Odes. Jim Morrison had formed 'the Doors' when he was 22.
Lifestyle Artistry
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 08:11:12 -0500 - Health and quality of life are at least as valuable to us as any painting or other material object, no matter how old, prized or exquisite the treasure. This seems to be true even if we know that few others would stand in long lines to gaze upon us in a classy museum filled with other treasures. Let us reflect on the fact that art cannot be fully appreciated in the midst of pain, fear of premature death or other forms of diminished mindfulness. Also on the fact that art does not ensue from activities performed haphazardly.
The Person Who Is Not Expendable (The Winner We All Want To Be)
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:37:50 -0500 - In reality, even the worst loser wants to be a winner. Not to be an alarmist, but when you think about, even someone as destructive as Adolph Hitler wanted in a conscious way to succeed. Hey, I did not say subconscious or super conscious, though. If I said that, then we could argue instead of you reading what I am going to say in this article.
If Evolution Means Survival of the Fittest - Why Are There So Many Dumb Humans On This Planet?
Sun, 29 Sep 2013 15:48:14 -0500 - The other day, I was having a chat about evolution and humanity - it was rather involved spanning many different human domains such as business, sports, manufacturing, human genetics and other species too. My acquaintance asked me an interesting question, one I've actually asked myself before; if evolution favors survival of the fittest, then why are so many humans so darn stupid - how is it that those genes have allowed them to survive?
How to Think Like a Modern Mystic
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:03:01 -0500 - Have you ever wondered, pondered on why we are here? At sometime in your life have you tried to put together a logical or profound reason for living? Do you ever speculate about the secret of life as we know it? Is there a God? Is science related to the divine?
Simplicity in Writing Gets One Thinking!
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 07:25:29 -0500 - I am a reading a book from Sudha Murthy, "Wise and Otherwise", it's a collection of stories or rather essays or incidents from her own experiences as a social worker. It's a collection of things she learnt from various people, the kind of interactions she had. It's very simply and plainly written, but as you read, you are learning something, getting a message, realizing that world is not what it looks like to us every day. The way author writes is very simple and like narrating an incident as it happened, but it is this simplicity which gets you hooked to the book. It is this simplicity which appeals and touches some corner of your heart as you embark on an experience journey with the author.
Diagrams of Plasma Regions of Earth's Magnetosphere Sure Look Like An Insect Silhouette - Why?
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 08:35:54 -0500 - Have you ever looked at the vortex flows of the solar wind, as it passes around the orbiting Earth, gosh, that's really cool looking isn't it? Indeed, and it sure looks a lot like a giant insect doesn't it? Wow, eerily similar. Many years back I wrote a quick Sci Fi story that had bio-engineering students designing species for another planet, and that DNA was shot to the other planet by laser to see if this new species could survive in the current food chain. It's a fun concept, heck it should be a Science Fiction novel, I'd say.
All Knowledge Domains Are Connected So Why Categorize Them In Your Mind?
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 07:40:13 -0500 - Everything is connected to everything else, if you make one move, you alter the future in profound ways. Call it the Butterfly Affect if you want, but there is a bit of truth to it all. Not only is your mind hard wired to deal with inter-connectedness, the rest of our world works the same way. Let's talk shall we, let's talk about technology, the future, humanity, economics, and industry.
How Do People Learn - Imitation, Education, Observation
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 07:24:55 -0500 - The other day, I was speaking to an acquaintance, he noted that "from the time we are children up through old age, we are doing some sort of mimicking behaviors," and thus we shouldn't be too surprised that kids try to copy what other kids do, just as they mimic their parents. Have you ever noticed that when you see a mom and daughter walk into a store, the child has the exact same look on her face, mannerism, and even gate (the way she walks), we I've noticed, it's so uncanny it's practically predictable.
Wise Men Are Not Always Ethical - A Philosophical Dialogue
Sat, 21 Sep 2013 14:55:09 -0500 - Last week, I embarked on a philosophical dialogue discussion high IQ individuals and their often lack of free-market business involvement. Why have some of the smartest people in the world chosen to opt out of the system, just doing enough to get buy, but not wishing to participate much beyond that? If they stay in academia they tend to rise in rank, but other than that, they remain in the socio-economically bottom tier - why? Let's talk.
Exercising the Mind: Tesseract in the Fourth Dimension
Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:03:31 -0500 - Occasionally in the general media, and fairly often in the scientific media, mention occurs of added dimensions. Mathematically spatial dimensions beyond our common three - width, depth and height - involve straight extensions of the principles involved in the common three. But visualization of these added spatial dimensions beyond our three, often hits a road block. The article here attempts to hurdle that roadblock by exploring a 4D cube, a tesseract, sufficiently enough to allow us to grasp what it is.
Math And Honesty - Is There A Correlation?
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 07:34:48 -0500 - The other day, I was discussing with an acquaintance our mutual respect for honesty, integrity, ethics, and mathematics. You'd be surprised how many mathematicians see the world in absolute terms, and not much gray area in between. That's a hard way to live in a complex world and society like ours, consider how muddy the waters get as the system becomes more detailed with minutia.
Ayn Rand and Positive Middle
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 07:29:03 -0500 - Ayn Rand's greatest error was her statement, "Each issue has a right side and a wrong side, but the middle is always evil." In fact in many situations it is possible to arrive at what I call the positive middle path that combines the benefits of each side and addresses the underlying interests in an ethical and compassionate way. In many cases the different sides of any given issue reflect the interests of the parties involved.
Charity: A Consideration of Responsibility
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 08:22:32 -0500 - Charity solicitations abound, filling our mailbox, our Email, our TV commercials and of course at our place of worship. Do we have a moral obligation to give? And if so, what ethically-grounded means should we use to determine how much to give? And given that the typical individual works hard for what they have, wouldn't charity be at the discretion of the individual, and not an obligation? To arrive at conclusions, we need to step through a good bit of sophisticated thinking to frame up our responsibility.
Let's Reverse Aging - Let's Live In 20-Year Old Bodies for 1000 Years!
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 06:17:39 -0500 - In a prior life, back in my youth, high-school and college days I was a competitive runner, eventually brushing up against World Class status, but just not the Olympic material I'd hoped for. I was discussing my quest and training to run my 4-minute mile with an acquaintance the other day, it's a topic I don't often reflect on because I always fancied myself an Olympic runner, and because today, I miss the abilities I once had.
On the Meaning of Damcar in Rosicrucian Mysticism
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 08:37:02 -0500 - Careful analysis of the Rosicrucian manifesto reveals that the hereto unidentified city of Damcar is in fact the city of Safed in northern Israel. This in turn points to a link between Rosicrucian mysticism and the Lurianic Kabbalah, leading to a possible breakthrough on the secret history of Rosicrucianism.
How to Apply Good Advice
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 06:14:04 -0500 - This will be a very basic and swiftly read article. Think about this fact, some of the best advice in life is discarded hastily, while bad, but good sounding advice is followed to the letter. We need to analyze all actions and advice before we take it, as well as use purely intuitive faculties of mind.
Significance of Flowers in Hindu Mythology
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 07:49:05 -0500 - Indian rituals are incomplete without flowers. However, some flowers are more prominent than others because they hold an important place in Hindu Mythology. In this article, we will discuss flowers which disseminate such mythological significance.
Flowers Speak About One's Personality
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:46:21 -0500 - Just as a rose flower symbolizes love, each flower has a meaning which describes one's personality. In this article, we will see how a person's favorite flower speaks about their attributes and approach towards life.
Fire Up Your Best Thoughts
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 06:09:32 -0500 - Thought is energy as nuclear fission is energy. What I mean by this is everything is unified by the concept of energy from thought, vibration, light to actual nuclear fission. When you are feeling down, fire up your best energy or thought and you can change that.
Life And Its Beautiful Stages
Mon, 26 Aug 2013 12:57:31 -0500 - Life is a beautiful journey. So all of us should continue it gracefully. It is a precious gift of God which He has given to us. We all should feel lucky enough to get it. There are many stages of life and each stage has its own charm. From infancy to old age, all stages are inter-linked. One becomes the foundation for the other.
Brutish Congress
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:03:08 -0500 - Milton described it as a "brutish congress" with "two carcasses chained unnaturally together." Now, despite the bickering of a regularly constipated Eliot or feisty little Pound, there is no denying that John Milton was a great poet. Some have contended that he was the greatest of all English Poets.
Symbiosis, The Art of Peace
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 16:10:25 -0500 - "Me" is the common pronoun that we use when we refer to ourselves yet a somewhat more appropriate one would be "us", because me is not only "me", it's also more than a hundred trillion unlikely friends who inhabit the same body as my consciousness does. The entire surface of the skin, the digestive tract and every orifice we have serves as a support for these tiny organisms to cling on and make a living.
End of Times? Or An Entirely New Beginning?
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:36:47 -0500 - Today, we are in a period of international disaster, nations everywhere are attempting to adjust to their overstretched boundaries, the same old concerns back up, scarcity, unemployment, battle, territorial quarrels. Exactly how do we remove these needless evils, well, one method is to share the Planet's material sources so that everyone has the fundamental necessities for human self-respect and survival.
Riddles in a Worldly Sense
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:43:04 -0500 - Riddles are often distanced from our every day live because they are seen as outdated. But they are more important than they seem.