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, and … Continue reading Is it really beautiful?
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 pointed … Continue reading Humility and the Triumph of (Over)Confidence
Economics: Given the Roller-Coaster that is the present Canadian Stock Market, I'm sometimes thankful I'm too poor to have investments. The stress might kill me. Euthanasia: Isn't it nice we have human rights boards so that people who decide that they can alleviate the suffering of their children by murdering them, can get help in … Continue reading Online Reading, January 23, 2008
Manners: A brilliant article by Mark Steyn on rudeness and the what it says about society. Environment: An Australian professor believes that there should be a tax on having excess children, to better help the planet. Canada: A young Muslim woman in Canada is murdered, and her father is in custody. There seems to have … Continue reading Online Reading (December 11, 2007)
Nothing: Resurgence has a new talk on postmodernism. The notes and mp3 are here. Harry Potter:Is the J.K. Rowling book series essentially atheistic? I wonder how the article's author thinks of the Pullman trilogy "His Dark Materials". Law: A class action suit doesn't always pay the plaintiffs (though the lawyers should be quite happy).