Tag Archives: Reason

The long reach of reason

A cool TED cartoon video of Rebecca Goldstein and Steven Pinker discussing reason and its effects on history. I’ve said it before, but just because reason is a means to an end, as they note Hume observed, doesn’t take away … Continue reading

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Reason is a tool of emotion

Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them. David Hume Reason, logic, is a tool.  It is a means to an end. … Continue reading

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Belief in immortality hard-wired? Study examines development of children’s ‘prelife’ reasoning — ScienceDaily

By examining children’s ideas about “prelife,” the time before conception, researchers found results which suggest that our bias toward immortality is a part of human intuition that naturally emerges early in life. And the part of us that is eternal, … Continue reading

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A Dialog with a Madman – Existential Comics

Came across this awesome philosophical comic site with some pretty profound contemplations.  I found this particular entry relevant to our recent discussions.  Click through to see the whole thing. via A Dialog with a Madman – Existential Comics. h/t Conscious Entities

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SMBC: Momentary molecular arrangements

Today’s Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is too relevant to this blog’s conversations for me to pass up calling your attention to it.  Click through to see the full size version. via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

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