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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?
NELSON MANDELA: A Legacy
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.
On True Good
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:02:16 -0500 - As someone who has had many conflicting influences, it has been one of my life's quests to find out what real good is. I have seen many different values, ideologies and religions proposed; and most of them were mutually exclusive of one another even as they all were quite strident in claiming themselves to be the definition of good. I've seen both good and bad things done by proponents of all these belief systems, ranging from Communism to Christianity to objectivism to Eastern religion.
The Exeter Riddles: Riddles Without a Clue
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:57:53 -0500 - The Exeter Riddles are one of the most important texts from the tenth century. It contains lots of poetry from the time and many riddles that have intrigued scholars of people alike.
Winning A Battle Is Not Winning The War
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 16:19:52 -0500 - Some of the greatest battle wins have happened, and wars were lost after those small battles were won in a great way. Why? Because, in winning any war, including every day wars and struggles of life, what is worth it has to be picked, chosen, and clear strategies must be made clear as to when and why to take action in any matter.
Why Is There Good?
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:41:41 -0500 - Why is there good? Why is there evil? These are ponderous questions, cutting to the center of our purpose, meaning and existence. While the question of the source of evil stands as a common topic, the source of good is a less common item. We will look at that less common item, to gain insight on both the source and nature of good and evil, and in the end, ponder whether good and evil are fundamental to our existence, or just happenstance of our actuality.
Enlightenment and Romanticism: Productive and Creative
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:41:43 -0500 - Many people do not understand why the Age of Reason of 18th century was followed by Romanticism of early 19th century, or why 1950s were followed by 1960s; and the bulk of explanations offered are wrong. The most wrong explanation is that the people who took part in these movements were "spoiled children" (in reality, in both cases the participants had been raised in violent authoritarian households). There is however a much better explanation for the phenomenon, and that explanation is insight.
Where Are You From, He Asked - What Should I Answer I Thought?
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 07:04:56 -0500 - After I retired, I ended up traveling around the US in a giant luxury motor coach which really resembled something more like a mobile command center. Each time I stopped someone asked me; "where are you from," and I thought that was odd as for seven years, I was from nowhere and everywhere, permanently traveling on the road. Most of the time, I would simply state that I grew up on Navy bases all over the world because my dad was in the Navy, but that really pretty much stopped when I turned 8. Okay so let's talk shall we?
Of Fools Like Me - Eccentrics in a Spiritual Asylum
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:20:37 -0500 - Around the corner from me lives Subramaniam. When I sit here at my window, I see him as he rolls by, white-haired, chubby faced, rotund. Although he must be at least 65 years old, there is still something childlike about him.
4 Steps To A More Productive Creative Process
Fri, 19 Jul 2013 16:09:55 -0500 - Deadlines and stress can be damaging to the creative process. It causes our creative energy to freeze up and often mis-fire. There are 4 steps that I have found beneficial to nurture the creative process.
The Paradox of Modernity
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 07:37:44 -0500 - The modern mythology is one of scientific progress ad infinitum. Is it truly leading us towards a utopian future, or is there a sinister undercurrent that might thwart our efforts in the end? An investigation into the limits of human achievement.
Justice, Patience And Gratitude
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:32:40 -0500 - There is not any better way to deal with problems other than patience and gratitude. Without problems justice could not be created, and life would not have meaning.
A Moral Discussion Between a Man and His Toaster
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:56:45 -0500 - Wow, a talking toaster, what will they think of next? This is the best thing I ever bought.
Nonsense Quantum Mechanics and the Danish Golden Age
Sun, 14 Jul 2013 08:48:26 -0500 - The Science-Art Research Centre of Australia is associated with quantum biologists around the world developing a new Creative Physics and Platonic Fullerene Chemistry as part of the 21st Century Renaissance. This article is about how the logic of the ancient Greek Science for ethical ends contained the prime key to upgrade quantum mechanics to entangle its energies with the energies of quantm biology to become compatible with the Danish electromagnetic Golden Age. The article explains the logic behind Sir Isaac Newton's heretical more natural profound philosophy to balance the mechanical description of the universe.
I Wish I Were More Impressed With Authority and Bureaucracy - But Alas I Am Not
Sun, 07 Jul 2013 10:33:43 -0500 - I know that most people are very impressed with titles of authority. And that's fine and wonderful, we need lots of followers and Indians, as we already have too many chiefs in our society. I think what bothers me the most is having people demand respect for their authority when they've done nothing to promote the leadership of the organization. Rather they have climbed the ladder of bureaucracy by agreeing with everyone who's ever been ahead of them on that ladder and protecting their legacy, waiting for their turn to take another step upward.
Semantics and Pragmatics in Actual Software App and in Web Search Engines: Exploring Innovations
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 09:09:45 -0500 - While new ways to use the Semantic Web are developed every week, which allow the user to find information on web more accurately - for example in search engines - some sophisticated pragmatic tools are becoming more important - for example in web interfaces known as Social Intelligence, or in the most famous Siri by Apple. The work aims to analyze whether and where we can identify the boundary between semantics and pragmatics in the software used by analyzed systems. examining how the linguistic disciplines are fundamental in their progress. Is it possible to assume that the tools of social intelligence have a pragmatic approach to the questions of the user, or it is just a use of a very rich vocabulary, with the use of semantic tools?
Exploring the Relationship Between Destiny and Freewill
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 07:41:32 -0500 - Philosophers might argue that destiny and freewill are mutually exclusive: you can have either one or the other, but not both. In this article, the author shows how destiny actually requires freewill and so the two concepts are instead mutually inclusive.
Artist, You Need To Visualize Your Vision And Goals
Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:40:17 -0500 - Let's face it, as creative people all we really want to do is create and focus on our art. We all have to truly understand that as creative people we are our own business. By starting each day with clear mindset meditation you can remove all the confusion from your mind and will see your vision with complete clarity.
Happiness, How To Find It, And Where To Find It
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 15:25:55 -0500 - Happiness, though aspired by all the individuals, is attained by a few. Such a rare thing this happiness is, yet it lies among our clutches. We live and strive to be happy but we do not happily strive. We believe it to be a treasure, yet it cannot be measured with all the wealth assimilated. Happiness is such a difficult term that it cannot be understood fully. Yet if you do not understand it fully you will not be able to attain it. Once you attain you will be complacent and perhaps lose it. You lose it and you will again strive to attain it.
What Is A Heartist - Create Your Dream Job From Your Heartfelt Hobby
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 07:23:47 -0500 - Love's impact is my art ~ My medium is wherever my heart loves! As a heartist all of my passions flourish, coincide and commune ~ I let what I love truly lead me to what I do and I hope that in some small or GREAT way my art can inspire your heart and open your curious eyes to find the heartist within yourself.. As everything you do, respresents the heartist in you, the heartist you have always been. So, What is a heartist?... A heartist is you!
The Practical Mind (The Choice Of Every Person)
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 07:16:54 -0500 - It is the choice of every man and woman to be mystical or rational. Without making that choice, someone will make it for you. Start thinking, consciousness is where it all starts, even for energy.
The Surveillance State Through the PRISM of Fiction
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 09:48:44 -0500 - Few sci-fi writers of the past could have envisaged a future where we are all Little Brothers, constantly 'spying' on our friends and family through Facebook and Twitter; and gladly giving away our own geolocations, timelines, photos, curriculum vitae, uninformed opinions and television viewing habits for others to spy on... including Big Brothers like the NSA, GCHQ and their Chinese counterparts.
The Challenge Of Being Alive, Nothing Else Will Do (Not Even Death)
Sun, 23 Jun 2013 17:53:28 -0500 - Consciousness is a thrill or a fear. To be genuinely conscious and productive is to be at the most alive. That is not just my opinion, that is a simple fact of reality.
The Measure Of Reality
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 07:32:48 -0500 - The measure of reality is subjective and objective, not just one or the other as most philosophies try to represent to us. Reality is the totality of experience as well as what is outside of experience as existence.
What Is Luxury?
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 09:25:44 -0500 - We are constantly bombarded with images of luxury items and experiences in our daily life. Turn on the TV, the internet, walk down the street, ride a bus or a subway, listen to the radio or pick up a magazine. Advertising is everywhere and more often than not the products or experiences being promoted will fall into the category of a Luxury product.
Kantian Metaphysics and How to Get Beaten Up by Your Mum
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:40:22 -0500 - Difficult to summarize. Using Kantian metaphysics, I try to refute a mother's argument that her child - in this case me - 'is not the center of the universe'. That's all I can really say!
The Art of Being
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:01:29 -0500 - What does your life script look like? Even though we don't get to choose the type of script we receive in life, we can still decide how we play our roles by making the best possible choices that are available within our particular set of circumstances.
Nostalgia Just Doesn't Work
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 14:39:24 -0500 - We all have something in our past that we want, but cannot have anymore. Sometimes we know that it will end and are somewhat prepared for the painful goodbye. Other times, usually, we are never ready to give up what we want. What does it really take to be happy about the past, rather than desperately wishing for it?
Will Durant on The Nature of God and John Dewey on Australopithecine
Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:37:56 -0500 - John Dewey taught at the University of Minnesota, along with other universities, but it just happens to be one of the many I attended, and thought what a coincidence, when I was working out this poem for him. He was quite intelligent like Will Durant, and both from my time, a time I fear that brought in more narrow-mindedness, harness, more argumentation than need be in the philosophical world, for: kerugma (religious truths), not sure why, but to my dismay that is the impression that arouses in me, they're afraid if they don't slaughter kerugma, they will lose integrity of their faith, and most philosophies are based on theory, concept, taken by faith, as we see with John Dewey, seeking out the origin of knowledge, and finds it laying there at the edge of a cliff.
Poetic Thoughts on Spinoza's Philosophy
Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:17:01 -0500 - Spinoza, thought Jesus was the ultimate human being, not that he had dominion over nature or anything, something analogous to Buddha; on the other hand, he claimed that there is no God, but if he does exist, he is intertwined with nature, a perplexing distortion for him. Perhaps I might try to clarify it for him: perchance he meant: God is molded into nature, similar to the mind molding thoughts into ideas. Whatever the case, he is unclear on what God's essence is, thus I have to look epistemologically, how he sees the nature of knowledge, with and without God: "I think, there for I am!" He quotes Descartes. The "Nebular Hypothesis," he quotes Anaxagoras. Then, Kant: "We are machines" And "The universe of matter is the body of God." And "Mind in matter and matter in mind," in whom he now quotes Bruno (1548). Back to Descartes (1590): "Subjective and idealistic" philosophy, and turns to Bacon for his "Objective and Realistic" concepts; he is well studied-he just doesn't know how to connect the dots, and God is no longer one of those dots for Spinoza...
The Aristotelian God
Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:13:07 -0500 - The farther we go back looking for God the more distorted it gets, cloudy and misty; then when we go back as far as we can, it is clear or clearer, as it should be today (especially since Christ-3 B.C. to 30 A.D.-walked the earth)-yet should we take all that in-between mist and bring it to our dinner tables, it gets hazy again, let me explain...
Principled Loyalty: Combining Loyalty and Ethics
Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:22:55 -0500 - The issue I am about to address is one of which I have thought for a very long time. It is a relationship between loyalty and ethics. From what I have seen, the best way to handle this matter is to advocate what I call principled loyalty.
The Angel of Ezra
Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:22:15 -0500 - This theme of fate of the souls brings out the development of Christianization, deriving from Ezra: the once Hebrew High Priest of the 5th Century, who leads many Jews back to Jerusalem after their Babylonian exile. The information the poet gathers here for his poem, comes from the Yovep'ianc, un-canonical Books of the Old Testament, written in Armenian ((apocryphal)(two manuscripts)), dating originally from the 7th Century (at Oxford MS Marsh 438, Vol 3, Fol 402) A.D., and 1208 (according to two witnesses).
Let Art Empower Your Spirit
Sat, 08 Jun 2013 15:14:31 -0500 - While music can reveal many different shades of expression, it is up to us to discern what is good for us or not. Like food, there is both good and bad music and everything in between. To nourish our minds and our souls, we should choose music to empower us rather than keep us in revolving patterns of negative habituation.
Defining the Inherent Nature of Mankind
Fri, 31 May 2013 15:38:02 -0500 - Scientific evidence shows that humans are inherently good but make mistakes and poor decisions that may seem evil from another human's perspective because of maladaptive reactions to life's stresses and the fear of experiencing further stress in life. It is never too late to learn from these mistakes and make a change in one's life, thus beginning the journey of life all over again with this new, higher perspective.
Under a Spell - Mercy, Mercy Me
Fri, 31 May 2013 11:32:40 -0500 - And over yonder, the demon watches, as his son is tormented so, over there he watches, unable to save his very soul! And his agony is dampened, by the cheers of all the worlds; his grief goes for nothing, because what you sow, you so deserve.