Category Archives: Philosophy

What is a Free Thinker?

what is a freethinker?

What exactly is a free thinker? Is it someone who simply thinks without placing limitations on his thoughts? Ironically, no. A free thinker is someone who has refused to be held captive by what he would suppose to be the tyranny of religious thought and instead opted to side with what he would perceive to be freedom…

Should Governments Determine Human Worth?

human worth decided by governments

It is a clean room mostly empty except for the government officials, a secretary and the Chancellor of the state. In enters Mr. Wordsworth, a man who is on trial on suspicion of being a librarian. In this 1961 episode of The Twilight Zone, titled The Obsolete Man, we see one of the most articulate…

Reductionism and the Dualism of the Brain and Mind

perils of reductionism

In an effort to try to understand entities with complex interdependent parts naturalism has fallaciously tried to reduce them to mere constituent parts. Since every piece of truth must pass through the brain in order to be understood, the human brain has been the biggest target. But, as Rene Descartes postulated, the mind is separate…

Reductionism and its Problems with Methodology

reductionism and methodology

There is a silent but deadly prowler on the move, so silent it has infiltrated the psyche of popular culture unquestioned, untouched and unblemished. It has lulled the inattentive masses to sleep with its charm of an empty promise of liberation from the religious sects. In its underhanded attempts to eradicate supernatural interference, the naturalistic…

Stephen Hawking’s Fishbowl

Stephen Hawking

In September 2010, Stephen Hawking, the icon of modern science, made headlines with his new book, The Grand Design. The title is quite ironic, as it alludes to design and intention while arguing for an impersonal chance beginning of the universe. Interestingly, Hawking holds to the notion that the universe was an inevitable natural reality…

Human Progress, Education and the Heart

progress, education and the heart

Centuries have come and gone and once again we stand at yet another crossroad unable to decipher the direction in which we must move. Or are we inclined to think that human progress is making it’s way through? Having secularized most of the modern culture, mankind aims at a natural utopia, a super civilization of perfection….

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