Nov
29

I wonder what the treatment is

The manual identifies a new mental illness called “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD. Defined as an “ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior,” symptoms include questioning authority, negativity, defiance, argumentativeness, and being easily annoyed. Nonconformity and Freethinking Now Considered Mental Illnesses | The Unbounded SpiritCritics charge that it’s because they have too much time… Continue reading »

Nov
29

I wonder what the treatment is

The manual identifies a new mental illness called “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD. Defined as an “ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior,” symptoms include questioning authority, negativity, defiance, argumentativeness, and being easily annoyed. Nonconformity and Freethinking Now Considered Mental Illnesses | The Unbounded Spirit Critics charge that it’s because they have too much… Continue reading »

Nov
28

As soon as your level of activism requires a paycheque, it's over

Money buys things. Taking makes you owned. And from there it is only a matter of time. If a doctor determines that you have a deadly disease and fails to fully inform you, that’s Medical Malpractice. If a green activist knows full well the seriousness of an issue and fails to address it head on… Continue reading »

Nov
28

As soon as your level of activism requires a paycheque, it's over

Money buys things. Taking makes you owned. And from there it is only a matter of time. If a doctor determines that you have a deadly disease and fails to fully inform you, that’s Medical Malpractice. If a green activist knows full well the seriousness of an issue and fails to address it head on… Continue reading »

Nov
23

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair. – C. S. Lewis

Nov
22

This is the same species of beings that we trust to build nuclear power plants

This is the same species of beings that we trust to build nuclear power plants. Nigdeoti – filtradaДиспетчер проекта Фильтрада

Nov
22

This is the same species of beings that we trust to build nuclear power plants.

This is the same species of beings that we trust to build nuclear power plants. Embedded Link Nigdeoti – filtrada Диспетчер проекта Фильтрада Google+: View post on Google+

Nov
17

And yet we somehow think we are capable of replacing all of the ecosystems we are destroying with something "better"

“The Kaibab Plateau in Arizona became a game preserve in 1906. Deer hunters were kept out, and 6,000 large carnivores were deleted. The deer population skyrocketed from 4,000 to 100,000, and the vegetation was promptly vacuumed up. In the winters of 1924 and 1925, 80,000 deer starved to death. Ecosystems pay an enormous price for… Continue reading »

Nov
14

Should be core reading before people are allowed on social media

Should be core reading before people are allowed on social media. An Illustrated Book of Bad ArgumentsThis book is aimed at newcomers to the field of logical reasoning, particularly those who, to borrow a phrase from Pascal, are so made that they understand best through visuals. I have selected a small set of common errors… Continue reading »

Nov
14

Should be core reading before people are allowed on social media.

Should be core reading before people are allowed on social media. Embedded Link An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments This book is aimed at newcomers to the field of logical reasoning, particularly those who, to borrow a phrase from Pascal, are so made that they understand best through visuals. I have selected a small set… Continue reading »

Nov
12

So what is your take on this?

Overpopulation or overconsumption? Now, lets address the same situation (we are at the brink of running out!) but instead focus on overconsumption as the problem rather than overpopulation. Lets say that right now, altogether the people on this planet are over-consuming resources at a rate making us in danger of running out of resources. We… Continue reading »

Nov
12

So what is your take on this?

Overpopulation or overconsumption? Now, lets address the same situation (we are at the brink of running out!) but instead focus on overconsumption as the problem rather than overpopulation. Lets say that right now, altogether the people on this planet are over-consuming resources at a rate making us in danger of running out of resources. We… Continue reading »

Nov
12

Which explains the waking up in the middle of the night and continuing to think about the ideas of the day

“Sooner or later, the great men turn out to be all alike. They never stop working. They never lose a minute. It is very depressing.” The Daily Habits of Highly Productive Philosophers: Nietzsche, Marx & Immanuel Kant Ever wonder how famous philosophers from the past spent their many hours of tedium between paradigm-smashing epiphanies? I… Continue reading »

Nov
12

Which explains the waking up in the middle of the night and continuing to think about…

Which explains the waking up in the middle of the night and continuing to think about the ideas of the day. “Sooner or later, the great men turn out to be all alike. They never stop working. They never lose a minute. It is very depressing.” Embedded Link The Daily Habits of Highly Productive Philosophers:… Continue reading »

Nov
11

People say we have never had it so good

I guess that really depends on who "we" is. "And if you go back to Palaeolithic times, if you go back to Neolithic times, if you go back to antiquity and Medieval Europe, you will never see … twenty percent of a human race going to bed hungry every night. That's why you people are… Continue reading »

Nov
11

People say we have never had it so good

I guess that really depends on who "we" is. "And if you go back to Palaeolithic times, if you go back to Neolithic times, if you go back to antiquity and Medieval Europe, you will never see … twenty percent of a human race going to bed hungry every night. That's why you people are… Continue reading »

Nov
10

What becomes of an artist when the necessities of the world drive him sane? – Jon…

What becomes of an artist when the necessities of the world drive him sane? – Jon J. Muth Google+: View post on Google+

Nov
09

They still need the useful idiots for just a little longer

When they take the last bit of payola away from the middle class and we finally wake up to the program, it will be far too late to act. In a world of finite resources controlled by a tiny capitalist class, there would eventually only be two classes remaining – the über-wealthy or global elite… Continue reading »

Nov
09

We are exceptional at finding patterns in the noise

It only makes sense to me that our future has been constrained by an elimination or better, an impoverishization of ideas at play in the specialist's brain.   We hear the descriptive words psychopath and sociopath all the time, but here’s a new one: monopath. It means a person with a narrow mind, a one-track… Continue reading »

Nov
09

We're dismantling the world for no good reason

Economic growth, especially growth that is characterized as increases in Gross National Product (GNP)1, does not correlate with improvements in social welfare. Embedded Link Economic Growth: A Social Pathology We have built our society, economy, and belief systems around the benefits and sustainability of economic growth. As further growth endangers our welfare by destroying the… Continue reading »

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