Beware of Dissecting Living things

I never did High School biology. The reason for myreticence in the area, other than a desire to learn Chemistry, was that I hated the very idea of dissection. Something wells up in me when I’m called on to take the stuff that should be inside something into the outside, separating things from the living thing that wasContinue reading “Beware of Dissecting Living things”

Watermelon on the Brain (or why Atheism is NOT a lack of belief in God)

*This is a cross-post with Truth seekers, where I am also known to post from time to time* So. Someone tells me they are an atheist, and I say they need to back up the positive claim that God does not exist, and then they tell me “oh, I’m a weak atheist, I just lackContinue reading “Watermelon on the Brain (or why Atheism is NOT a lack of belief in God)”

Is it really beautiful?

One of the problems I’ve tended to have with materialism is how it seems to place into my own (subjective) mind (actually brain… and hence render them largely delusional as it relate to the universe itself). This isn’t only the case with my religious ideas, but also the ideas I have of good and evil, andContinue reading “Is it really beautiful?”

Humility and the Triumph of (Over)Confidence

So this morning I again ran into the issue of fan death in Korea through a facebook comment, and I had a chance to reflect on my experience… A quick explanation: Fan death is the belief that if a person on a hot day closes off their room and falls asleep with a fan pointedContinue reading “Humility and the Triumph of (Over)Confidence”