Head Transplants and Stuff Like That

By Jon|May 7, 2015|Empirical Science, Philosophy|

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be another person or “in their shoes,” you may have that option in the relatively near future. In February a head transplant procedure was announced, and now it has its first volunteer, despite the prediction that the operation will be ‘worse than death.’ Valery Spiridonov will bring take the debate from the hypothetical to the real. The 36-hour operation requires 150 doctors

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You Are Able To Maximize Your Happiness Now…So Why Don’t You?

By Jon|March 25, 2015|Empirical Science, Philosophy|

Have you ever felt like you have so many choices to review that there’s no way you can ever choose and now you are paralyzed? You wish you didn’t have to choose. But at the same time, you would never choose to have less options. We all think that having options is better than not having options because it gives us the potential to create our future as we see it best – if we

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Do We Know How Lonely We Are?

By test|August 21, 2013|Empirical Science, Philosophy, Resources, to be moved|

Vimeo’s staff pick has some good points to share… It makes sense that the appearances of friendship goods (social media etc) would attract us but because it is a more superficial type of communication the human need goes on less fulfilled. One person I knew from college I remember telling me that while he works he prefers to leave the TV on in the background because it made him feel

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More Ignorance on the “God Particle”

By test|April 9, 2013|Empirical Science, to be moved|

Anyone reading this blog probably already intelligent enough to understand why this article is nonsense and part of the continued effort to spin the science of the higgs boson as having significant philosophical, and therefore theological implications, but I’ll put it before you anyways: ‘God particle’ revealed day after new pope announced 7:52 am March 14, 2013, by George Mathis Smashing stuff isn’t just for kids and drunks. (CERN) Scientists

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More Ignorance on the “God Particle”

By Jon|April 9, 2013|Empirical Science, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy|

Anyone reading this blog probably already intelligent enough to understand why this article is nonsense and part of the continued effort to spin the science of the higgs boson as having significant philosophical, and therefore theological implications, but I'll put it before you anyways: ‘God particle’ revealed day after new pope announced 7:52 am March 14, 2013, by George Mathis Smashing stuff isn't just for kids and drunks. (CERN) Scientists said Thursday, the

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Discoverer of “God Particle” calls Dawkins an Embarrassment

By Jon|January 10, 2013|Empirical Science, News Commentary, Theism/Atheism|

The Guardian has reported that Peter Higgs, the particle physicist claiming the existence of the Higgs Boson, the so called ‘God particle’ which most claim supposedly explains away anything related to the supernatural, has stated in no uncertain terms that Richard Dawkins as an embarrassment [to the scientific community] for his fundamentalist attacks on religion: “What Dawkins does too often is to concentrate his attack on fundamentalists. But there are many believers who are

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Tip of the Iceberg CNA Article on Science and Faith

By Jon|August 27, 2012|Education, Empirical Science, Enlightenment, Faith and Reason, Philosophy|

How do we know there is no contradiction between biology and belief in God? Certainly not by the methods of science. Its called logic… Scientists: No Contradiction Between Evolutionary Biology And Belief In God RIMINI, ITALY, August 24 (CNA) .- Evolutionary biology and faith in God are not incompatible, two professors asserted at the international Rimini Meeting, an event that brings hundreds of thousands of people to Italy.“A proper understanding

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Randomness Part II

By Jon|August 14, 2012|Empirical Science, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy|

Recently in my reading a quote stood out to me: “It is certainly true that if physics has to move back farther and farther in the regress from universe to multi-verse to something that gave rise to the multi-verse, to something even more basic than that, it will never match any point labeled “last stop, all off” (or rather “starting point” for all destinations). By the same token if it

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Perks of the “Enlightenment”–Cripples Walk

By Jon|May 17, 2012|Empirical Science, Enlightenment, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy|

In the “enlightenment”, in fact the claim to enlightenment is the idea that we will now focus on the stuff that really matters…the mechanical the manipulation of matter to for technology's sake, leaving behind our concern for abstract non 'empirically verifiable concepts such as 'the good'. It was believed, more and more often that all things that take place everywhere even our experience itself is totally explainable in terms of

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Old Higher Ed News

By Jon|May 1, 2012|Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Empirical Science, Faith and Reason, Higher Education, Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Philosophy|

As referenced a few times before, it seems that the faith and reason that accompanies it is not being transmitted very well… It is already apparent that this is the case but now there are more numbers. From the Cardinal Newman Society: Study: College Age Students Losing Faith A new study coming out of Georgetown University reports that many in the younger generation known as “millenials” are abandoning orthodoxy at an

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