"If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet." Proverbs 29:9 "A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool." - Proverbs 17:10 One of the advantages of living in east Asia is that election results I'd have to … Continue reading Thoughts on Intelligence from watching Election Results.
I like to be busy. There are a lot of reasons for this. It makes me feel like I'm needed, as if the world can't function without me. It means that I do not have to think about future and plans and vision and such, because I'm wrapped up in the now, and of course … Continue reading The Discipline of Letting Go
I ask the question because when I debate funding with my Canadian family for the Canadian public broadcasting service (the CBC), it's often asserted that the government should fund public broadcasting so that it can give the people impartial information. Now, for the moment we'll assume that it is possible to have impartial information. Even … Continue reading Can government funded media be impartial?
*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 lack … Continue reading Watermelon on the Brain (or why Atheism is NOT a lack of belief in God)
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
"Yeah, well, evolution is only a theory" "Yeah, well, so is gravity" I'm sure many people have heard an exchange similar to this one at some point in the past. It is one of the most common, and most misleading exchanges possible in debates about scientific ideas. Now, I'll be the first to admit, I … Continue reading Theories, Facts, and Truth