Porn…and Metaphysics?

By Jon|February 27, 2015|Modern Philosophy, Philosophy|

Besides recent events in Chicago, this video has been making rounds on the internet: It’s interesting to see how most people today need and require physical experience or demonstration before believing something, when knowledge about a things nature is a suitable guide. Modern science alone doesn’t give us incorrect data, in fact its quite reliable. But if it is seen as the only way to truth, it will inevitably give us an incomplete

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3rd Annual Reasonfest!

By Jon|April 19, 2013|Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Philosophy|

Just like last year on the national level, secular humanists continue to host 'reason' events ever more, continuing the tradition from the French Revolution.  Its interesting because with these growing each year, it just goes to show even more that liturgy and ritual is an integral part of being human and believing in something.  Reasonfest! The free conference at Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union is for those with no

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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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The God Particle and Metaphysics

By Jon|February 9, 2013|Modern Philosophy, Philosophy, Religion|

Behold! The latest and greatest evidence out there to show that God doesn't exist, brought to you by…wait for it…empirical science! The higgs boson, mentioned in the previous post is the answer to why the “supernatural” is really an illusion. Though this conclusion was not claimed by its discoverer it has been propelled forward as so by every other vehement secular humanist- titling the higgs boson as: THE GOD PARTICLE.

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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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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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Another One Bites the Dust…

By Jon|July 18, 2012|Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Enlightenment, Higher Education, Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Religion|

One of the oldest universities in Europe (notice I didn't say oldest Catholic university since they were ALL Catholic)…makes a declaration of independence. The Catholic University of Leuven, or of Louvain, was the largest, oldest and most prominent university in Belgium. The university was founded in 1425 as the University of Leuven by John IV, Duke of Brabant and approved by a Papal bull by Pope Martin V. In 1968 the university split to

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The Polarizing of Faith and Reason In A Few Quotes

By Jon|July 9, 2012|Culture, Education, Enlightenment, Faith and Reason, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy, Resources|

In the so-called “Enlightenment” the classical view of the world was DIVIDED. Two main movements formed which fed off of each other, leaving us with the intense debate we have today: Fideism (Faith) “Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.”  ―  Martin Luther  Empiricism (Science) (and similar “post metaphysical” theories) “If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, Does

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Important: Humanists Want Monopoly on the Word: “Reason”

By Jon|June 8, 2012|Education, Enlightenment, Higher Education, Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Religion, Theism/Atheism|

I've decided that I will start an organization here in Chicago that will promote….Veracity and Correctness! This organization will hand out flyers to people on the importance of being Correct in what you say and organize events to criticize those who aren't Correct as not belonging to the organization I just started!  Well, this simple branding and marketing of a philosophy is essentially what has been going on since the 'enlightenment' (circa 1700)

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