I just read an interesting article on the phenomenon of ‘science deniers’ – interesting in the sense that, not written from an American perspective, the usual equation of science deniers and the political right was contradicted. While deniers of things such as climate change and evolution are obviously associated with the political right, other science… Continue reading Bias and Science Denial
“Whatever else was happening, it was the atheist cartoonists who were performing the religious function and the apparently believing Muslims who had forgotten their deepest religious insights. For any representation of the divine that leads people to murder each other deserves the maximum possible disrespect.” – Giles Fraser, The Guardian I might be with the… Continue reading Re: The Charlie Hebdo cartoonists were smarter theologians than the jihadis – Giles Fraser, The Guardian, Jan 9 2015
One of the most common observations regarding the Turn or “Kehre” in Heidegger’s thinking is that the earlier work is more “analytical”, more rational, (though not in the sense of Analytical Philosophy) while the later work, after the Turn, is more “poetic” (or “poietic”). While this is accurate (and to a large degree originates from… Continue reading What is Poetic Thinking?
The title is specifically not a philosophical or even a moral injunction, but a precept of modern physics. Seven Essential Elements of Quantum Physics Consider, then, the correlation to the following quote: “The pre-Copernican image of the cosmos familiar to us from medieval maps pictures the “universe” opened by the fundamental fantasy, wherein guilt is… Continue reading “What is Not Forbidden is Mandatory”
When people who are not generally unintelligent find themselves having been duped, the nagging question that often remains is “why didn’t I see that the scheme was a fraud in the first place?” To a great degree, of course, such schemes work because those involved want them to be true. At the same time,… Continue reading How The Ponzi Scheme of Trickle-Down Economics Functions, and Why it Threatens the Global Economic System Itself
Plato is posited here initially as being the “first completion of the first beginning” of western thinking, yet Plato’s thought cannot be the origin of western thinking. Insofar as Plato, the individual, already experienced reality the way he described that experience, the mode in which he experienced reality had to be already operative in the society… Continue reading The First Beginning as Non-Originary
Realism as Literalism “With Democritus’s atomic theory emerges the possibility of a gap between representations and represented—“ appearance” makes its first appearance. Is the table a solid mass made of wood or an aggregate of discrete entities moving in the void? Atomism poses the question of which representation is real. The problem of realism… Continue reading The Crises of the Mathematical Sciences: ex falso sequitur quodlibet