A delusion is something that people believe in despite a total lack of evidence. - Richard Dawkins The more I read of Dawkins, the more I like the guy, which is strange, considering how vehement and ignorant he can be about things I would consider to be important. Obviously, for someone like Dawkins, the only … Continue reading Evidence Examined..
Due to my last post seeming to draw some incredulous responses from people, I have decided to delve a little deeper into meaning. Defining Meaning What does the phrase, 'meaning of life' mean? It is so commonly used that at first blush it would seem to be a misnomer. Everyone knows what this means right? … Continue reading Meaning in a Vacuum..
As I pulled out of a side road onto the main road that runs along the riverfront, I was met with the astonishing discovery that I was no longer in control of my own fate. The sky was beautiful, there were people walking the waterfront, boats were drifting slowly along as the breeze lightly brushed … Continue reading The Threat of Non-Being..
And that’s what neurobiology is telling us: Our brains are simply meat computers that, like real computers, are programmed by our genes and experiences to convert an array of inputs into a predetermined output. Recent experiments involving brain scans show that when a subject “decides” to push a button on the left or right side … Continue reading Moral Ontology..
"The natural is so awesome that we need not go beyond it." -- Ruth Hurmence Green. The first time I stumbled upon the topic of naturalism, I was intrigued. Surely something that appeals to the greatness of nature is an amazing force to be reckoned with. In modern times, this is perhaps the most pushed … Continue reading Metaphysics in hiding, Naturalism.
Being as this is an initial, first time, green horn level endeavour of a post, I hope that it is both enriching, thought-provoking and useful. For me personally there have always been big, huge, brain-wrenching questions that have dominated my consciousness. In fact, one of them deals with consciousness! Everyone is searching for meaning, a … Continue reading Life’s Big Questions..