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in defense of everything.

in the introduction to his book orthodoxy, chesterton tells a story of a english yachtsman who set sail from england and miscalculating his course mistakenly landed back on the english isle. thinking he had discovered a yet undiscovered land he planted the english flag and claimed it for his majesty.

my ponderance is just how much of philosophy is original?

my philosophy is that all that we can observe and all that we can imagine ...
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The Best Human Who Ever Lived

I read about a philosophy who tried figuring out who the best human being was. He went through Budha, Jeus Christ, and some more figures like that. But in the end, he came to the conclusion that Sir Isaac Newton was the best human who ever lived. Would you agree? If not, who would you say?
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governing bodies

a coworker and I were discussing government this morning (great topic after a night shift! lol). She suggested a form of national government wherein we'd have a group of five co-equal leaders, each with a specific area of responsibility (finance, international trade, etc) in which they had to be specially qualified. These leaders would be elected individually (so they wouldn't be all of one party). This way there wouldn't be one person with too much ...
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Supernatural Beings...

Ok, I've been thinking about this for a while, and I think I've come to a logical conclusion. Supernatural beings simply cannot exist. Consider the following: We, and everything else in the universe exists in our universe. Now that seems redundant and obvious right? Well, it should. Now, the definition of something supernatural is something outside of the natural world. Since a supernatural being is outside of nature, or the universe, it cannot exist! Think ...
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Past, Present, and Future

Alright, this is something that has plagued me for a long time. As we all know, there exists this little thing we call time. Now, there are many different kinds of time. There is absolute time, apparent time (solar time), astronomical time, sidereal time, and space-time. All of these are different kinds of times, but one thing they all have in common is that they all deal with the concepts of past, present, and future. ...
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Free Choice or Fate

Do you believe in free choice or some form of fate?
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Absolutes

I believe in an absolute right and wrong.

I don't believe that truth changes with people's perceptions of it.

I also believe that the majority of the civilized and educated world will disagree with me.


I won't be around to defend myself for the next few days (so do go easy on me! :P ) but take that and run with it, and I'll catch up when ...
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pro-system vs. pro-nature

I bet some of you guys might have read the Unabomber's Manifesto. (Well, it's availible on the web. just google it.)
I tried to read it several times but I just secceded to read it from cover to cover only yesterday(I had tons of other things to read before). His insight is good(if not excellent) about the current human situation(you can relate it to the "Society is Matrix" kind of discussion). I'm not optimistic about ...
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What is Pain?

If you think aobut it, what is pain? Physical pain of course. The thing you feel when you get burned or something. This could lead to what physical feelings are...
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Balance of Energy

I've been thinking alot lately about good and bad events in ones life. Some idea that came to me was if for every good event in ones life, there will be a bad event of equal magnitude eventually and vise versa. For example, the unfortunate 9/11 attacks struck tragedy into the lives of many Americans. However for some, the war in Iraq was extremely pleasing. I say this because I am happy Iraq was liberated. ...
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