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    This Post Was Going To Happen At Some Point...Or Was It?

    I'm sure everyone has seen enough of the free will and determinism debates on here. I am just curious what the overall consensus is nowadays. A couple years ago, I would never have thought about this, but since pursuing a minor in Philosophy on top of my Biology and Medical Lab...
    RelianceOnScience RelianceOnScience
    22-25, F
    May 18, 2013

    Archetypes, Symbols, & That Feeling "you're In The Right Place At The Right Time"

    Hopefully you're not in the right place at the wrong time. Or the wrong place at the right time. If you think you are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Get out of there now! I'm not sure if what i dwell on is philosophy per se. Spirituality? The Tao, perhaps. Was Buddha a...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jul 28, 2010

    Work And Energy

    What is work in physics?"the work done by, or energy transferred by" - WikipediaWhen I work,I provide energy.So vice versa,when I provide energy,I work?Well when I spent my money,I am working, aren't I?But this wayI am spending money for products.So if I want spend money for...
    Iamwithu Iamwithu
    22-25, M
    Apr 14, 2013

    How Do You Assess Value?

    What qualities are best for a human to have? How do we assess the value of certain personalities characteristics?
    Mdear Mdear
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 24, 2011

    The Adventures Of Augie March

    "And this is what mere humanity always does. It's made up of these inventors or artists, millions and millions of them, each in his own way trying to recruit other people to play a supporting role and sustain him in his make-believe. The great chiefs and leaders recruit the...
    Ninio Ninio
    51-55, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2011


    Now this is a word that needs to be in every Sophy Lover's vocabulary, I'll be lazy for a sec and give the wikipedia take: Autopoiesis literally means "auto (self)-creation" (from the Greek: auto – αυτό for self- and poiesis – π&omicron...
    Honir Honir
    26-30, M
    5 Responses May 20, 2009

    google: "Pattern Revelation: The Secret Of

    Science, The Secret Of Skill" Sir Karl Popper was the 20th century's preeminent philosopher of science. Now before you all tune out and start watching cats on YouTube, here's why that matters. Science produces knowledge with a precision and clarity that nothing else has ever...
    relevations relevations
    18-21, M
    Oct 30, 2015

    Conspiracy Theories

    After a conversation with a fellow EPer on the subject of David Icke, I began thinking about the nature of conspiracy theory... First of all, I don't despise Icke. I like Icke. I don't believe he's a con artist because his story is not a product... he does not sell Snake Oil, he...
    TheDaken TheDaken
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 19, 2013

    I Do..

    ...but not too much, nor with anybody.
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2010

    Morality Free Zone

    Morality is the distinction of rights and wrongs in choices, with the aim of a more enlightened outcome of any situation. The inherit problem with morality is that every noun can be assigned the value of "Evil" or "Good". Now this alone is a contradiction that leaves grey areas...
    leptar leptar
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jun 27, 2013

    before the big bang or whatever began the

    universe what existed before it if not another universe? was there empty space? did the laws of he universe exist like those of gravity and motion? if not how would a singularity which was the big bang have formed in the first place? if so was the space that was absent of space...
    xSharp xSharp
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 28

    "Realization" Is The Key Of The Whole Universe

       "Realize Yourself   Realize Your Neighbors   Realize Your Enemies" Live carefully, and You will see how simple this life can be ...  
    DollyDiva DollyDiva
    26-30, F
    12 Responses Apr 22, 2009

    I recently finished reading the Culture of

    Critique series by Professor Kevin MacDonald, this interview with Kevin MacDonald is absolutely a must read for any college student or liberal who wants to challenge their own worldview.The first 20 minutes are first rate. 
    TheDaken TheDaken
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Oct 5, 2014

    Why Does Our World Exist? (My Opinion)

    We know from science that our universe our world started with the Big Bang. Everything was concentrated in one single point from where it started to expand in all directions. We are not able to look deeper before, no one knows what could be before the creation of time and energy...
    Iamwithu Iamwithu
    22-25, M
    Apr 14, 2013

    Moo: Surrealism

    (By no means do I support this philosophy, I simply post this for educational purposes)"Everything leads us to believe that there is a certain state of mind from whichlife and death, the real and the imaginary, past and future, the communicableand the incommunicable, height and...
    TheDaken TheDaken
    26-30, M
    Jun 20, 2013

    Good And Evil

    "All things truly wicked start from an innocence." Ernest Hemingway This quote is an obsession to me.. Good and Evil are merely concepts created by society to protect itself. And it's because they were made by man that they are subjective, this makes the line between Good and...
    quesado quesado
    2 Responses Mar 21, 2013

    Money, Gold, Words, Action

    If you go down the timeline you may accept that there was a time without money and a time without gold and a time without words. The first human beings have surely talked to each other but they didn't need money nor did they need gold. But true is also that long before any human...
    Iamwithu Iamwithu
    22-25, M
    Apr 14, 2013

    Existence, Knowledge, Truth, Beauty, Justice, Validity, Mind, and Language, and More!

    Why, Why not, What if, Possibly, Alternatively, and "Well, what do you think..."?
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 27, 2009

    Energy, Time And Quality

    Energy and time are belonging to each other. If I give food to the birds I give them energy but also time because they can save time for looking for food. If I travel with a spaceshuttle to a black hole in the universe time will be very slooow there. Because the black hole has so...
    Iamwithu Iamwithu
    22-25, M
    Apr 14, 2013
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