We have a basic set of assumptions about reality that structures thinking and discourse on any given topic. Many of these assumptions came out of the thinking of early western thinkers, the thought collectively known as metaphysics. Yet something like the assumptions that underlie anti-abortionist thinking, that somehow an embryo or foetus is more… Continue reading What Sustains Anti-Abortionist Thinking
The danger of someone like Donald Trump is not simply his overt demagoguery and fascism, after all that is the underlying ideal of all the Republican candidates, they’re simply quieter about it. The real danger is that unlike the other Republicans, who are for the most part allied with an economic ideology that is at… Continue reading The Danger of Donald Trump
Trio_Bells_Drum_Kit_and_Viola (PDF of Notation) If anyone is interested I will make the MIDI file available.
The “red zone” is a term used in sports to denote the situation an athlete is in when, due to fatigue, they are at risk of a serious physical failure, usually a nasty injury that takes a long recovery. Fatigue isn’t limited to human beings, or even just to organisms, however. Metal fatigue was the… Continue reading The “Red Zone” for Infrastructure and the 2016 U.S. Electiong
I wrote in an earlier post that I had no path towards a determination of what relation itself consists in. While that’s true, the reason for it is that relation doesn’t “consist in” anything at all. In thinking about the idea of relation, the initial strangeness of the notion struck me, but what struck me… Continue reading Thoughts on Relation
The following question has been involved in virtually everything path of thinking I’ve spent time on, yet I’m no closer to doing anything but taking it a an a priori assumption. What is a relation? We use the concept of relation all the time, in quantum mechanics, even, without relations between the most basic (non)… Continue reading A Question With No Apparent Path Towards An Answer
While the basic model of neuroscience – that the neurological system works by sending electrochemical messages, is not incorrect for the most part, it is inadequate in that it fails to account for certain evidential capabilities, evidence that has for the most part come out of technology aided observations by neuroscientists themselves. As in many… Continue reading Why the Basic Model of Neuroscience is Inadequate in Understanding the Increase in Autism Rates