One of my favorite pieces of short filmmaking is DANIELS’ music video for the Shins’ “Simple Song.” (DANIELS is a filmmaking duo made up of Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan, best known for the outrageous[…]
Dumb jock quiz fans vex playwright
I’ve been trying for years to come up with a pangram –a sentence with all the letters of the alphabet –that beats out the most famous one, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy[…]
2018, 2020, 2022: Third Party Strategies
If you’re like me, you’re thoroughly sick of both major American political parties, and ready for a change. Is it a pipe dream? No. American political parties have typically gone through a major realignment every[…]
following the concept of reductionism how would you apply it knowing that the existence of the divine entity is real?
– Paolo The simplest possible universe is the one in which God is real, and everything else is within the mind and/or imagination of God. This is as envisioned by British philosopher Bishop Berkeley. The[…]
Does science need to be moral? If yes, why?
Yes. The reason is that science gives us more power over the world, and power without morality is self destructive. Therefore, if science is not moral, it will destroy us.
It is said that mathematical axioms are neither true or false, but that they infers/imply their conclusions, and this is said by those with formalist leanings .
Will you not agree that if this is true, then it means that mathematics is based on unsound arguments if the axioms so used are false. And rarely do mathematical physicist check to see whether[…]
Why War Must End
War has been a feature of human existence throughout all human history. As each war ends, each generation swears never again to beat the drums of war, and yet like any addict, the human race[…]
How can primary and secondary reflection, allow us to experience the world profoundly, and proffer a genuine sense of freedom?
“Primary” and “Secondary Reflection” are concepts from the work of Christian Existentialist Gabriel Marcel. To provide a rough and inaccurate summary, primary reflection is the initial attempt to mentally apprehend an external reality as something[…]