Philosophy

Philosophy, the love of wisdom, is truly the greatest gift bestowed upon the human race. Logic and the ability to reason always defeats superstition, ignorance and fanaticism. Knowledge is a wonderful thing, but without wisdom, we are doomed. Philosophy is that one blazing light that extinguishes the darkness, and yet, it seems to have no place in our modern world. There is no demand in the job market for "philosopher." Basic philosophical concepts are as foreign to the average person as the technical details of a nuclear reactor, yet that never-ending search for truth through reasoning forms the very basis of a civilized society. The people of the world have become too apathetic and complacent for too long. We all have the capacity--and in fact, the duty--to stop following opinions blindly and instead, develop confident beliefs based on logic and rational argument. If we want to make the world a better place, we must all strive to become philosophers.

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  1. Christian


    On this day in history, September 17, 1954...

    William Golding published his novel, Lord of the Flies. Although not very popular at first, its themes about people (even those well-educated)...
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  2. Aristarchus


    It has been long thought that the universe is nothing more than a hologram--a projection of sorts.

    I honestly think the very first time this idea was spread to mass consciousness was in 1999 with...
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  3. Christian


    On this day in history, July 26, 1882...

    Richard Wagner's opera Parsifal premiered at the Festspielhaus in Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany. Parsifal is loosely based on Parzival by Wolfram von...
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  4. Christian


    On this day in history, July 6, 1535...

    Sir Thomas More, an English lawyer, social philosopher, author of 'Utopia,' statesman, Renaissance humanist, and bitter foe of the Protestant Reformation,...
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  5. Christian


    On this day in history, June 3, 1140...

    French philosopher and founder of the metaphysical school of nominalism Peter Abelard was found guilty of heresy, putting an end to his teaching career....
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  6. Christian


    On this day in history, May 30, 1943...

    Josef Mengele, doctor of philosophy and medicine, who performed horrifying experiments on humans, became the Chief Medical Officer of the...
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  7. Christian


    On this day in history, May 28, 585 BC...

    A solar eclipse occurred, which was accurately predicted by the Greek philosopher and scientist Thales of Miletus. The prediction was recorded in The...
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  8. Horus


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    In the lyrics, we hear the words "just do what feels right..."

    Compare this to Aleister Crowley's Law of Thelema, which is, "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law"

    Isn't this...
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  9. Aristarchus


    A message to the rational soul...

    There is an unprecedented attack on free speech and in particular, conspiracy theorists.

    There is a deliberate and targeted campaign going on right now to...
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  10. Christian


    On this day in history, March 20, 1915...

    Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity. The theory provided a unified description of gravity as a geometric property of space and...
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  11. Helios


    I came across an amazing video showing an experiment with sand and sound.

    So, what is this all about?

    Cymatics, a Greek term meaning "wave" is a vibrational phenomena. The term was coined by...
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  12. Helios


    I love bitcoin. The idea of becoming your own banker (with no need for 3rd parties to be involved) is just about one of the sexiest things I've ever heard, considering how corrupt our modern...
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  13. Christian


    On this day in history, March 10, 1762...

    Jean Calas, a French Huguenot, who had been wrongly convicted of killing his son, died after being tortured. After initial suspicions were dispelled that...
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  14. Christian


    On this day in history, March 6, 1665...

    The first issue of "Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society" was published by the first joint Secretary of the Royal Society, Henry Oldenburg....
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  15. Christian


    On this day in history, February 17, 1600...

    Following the Vatican's seven-year trial--which began in 1593--of the Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician, poet, and astrologer,...
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  16. Christian


    The Economist released its traditional end-of-year edition which predicts events in the coming year. The 2017 edition is full of occult symbolism. The main feature is a modified tarot deck with...
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  17. Helios


    Antarctica has been in the news a lot lately. In this article from the Daily Star, a theory is entertained that Antarctica was ice-free at one point in the past and is, in fact, the real location...
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  18. Christian


    On this day in history, January 19, 1829...

    Considered to be the greatest work of German literature, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's "Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy" received its complete...
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  19. Christian


    On this day in history, January 10, 49 BC...

    Julius Caesar led a single legion south over the Rubicon River to make his way to Rome. Governors of Roman provinces were appointed promagistrates...
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  20. Helios


    This is getting absolutely bizarre!

    Here's a link to a Podesta wikileaks email where a woman named Marina Abramovic invites John and Tony Podesta to some kind of "dinner" called "Spirit Cooking."...
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  21. Christian


    On this day in history, December 21, 1919...

    Just after 4:00 a.m., anarchist Emma Goldman, her companion Alexander Berkman and over 200 other foreign-born radicals were rounded up and deported to...
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  22. Christian


    On this day in history, December 9, 1531...

    Official Catholic accounts state that the Virgin Mary appeared four times to a native Mexican peasant named Juan Diego (and one more to Juan Diego's...
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  23. Christian


    On this day in history, December 7, 43 BC...

    Marcus Tullius Cicero, the Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul, and constitutionalist was murdered after being...
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  24. Christian


    On this day in history, November 23, 1644...

    The famous English poet, scholar, and polemical author John Milton published his Areopagitica, one of history's most influential philosophical...
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  25. Christian


    On this day in history, October 2, 1925...

    John Logie Baird, a Scottish engineer, began the first test of a working "mechanical" television. It was later demonstrated in London's Selfridges...
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  26. Christian


    During the turbulent years of 1960s, Martin Luther King--along with JFK and RFK--found themselves caught in the midst of communist paranoia. They all spoke about freedom, equality, justice and...
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  27. Aristarchus


    The philosopher Tsăng Shăn said, "I daily examine myself on three points: --whether, in transacting business for others, I may have been not faithful; --whether, in intercourse with friends, I may...
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  28. Aristarchus


    When we talk about alien life and wonder if there could be other life--intelligent or otherwise--out there in the universe, it occurred to me the other day that perhaps we all look at the world...
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  29. sparkster


    I don't know if any of you are familiar with hypnosis, how it was developed from mesmerism and how it relates to occult practices or not, but it's something I've studied and learned quite a bit...
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  30. Christian


    A painting by Henry Gillard Glindoni (1852-1913) potraying John Dee performing some kind of an experiment in the presence of Queen Elizabeth I has recently been examined by X-ray, which reveals a...
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  31. Christian


    I've been doing some thinking. I've done a lot of studying in my life, particularly philosophy and spirituality, and yet I still can't say what I actually believe--if anything--when it comes to...
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  32. Helios


    Here's another documentary I'd like to share. It's called the Yogis of Tibet and provides a unique look into the lives and beliefs of a group of people that have been physically isolated by...
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  33. Guest


    And the reason why is the rule of the majority is not always correct. LOGIC should dictate important decisions, not the will of the MOB.

    WATCH:

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    The United States of American is a...
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  34. Christian


    Now here's an interesting story. A 30 year old Russian named Valery Spiridonov will volunteer next week to the be the world's first head transplant patient. However, a top surgeon has warned that...
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  35. Christian


    At least 30% of New Testament texts have been written by or at least attributed to Paul of Tarsus, otherwise known as St. Paul the Apostle. Prior to his conversion to Christianity and subsequent...
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  36. sparkster


    Many people are of the opinion that there is a masonic conspiracy. I myself was initiated into Freemasonry at the age of 21 (I'm now 38). It certainly got me questioning their motives, even just...
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