Dead Wild Roses: Is Reality Real- The Simulation Argument

It might explain what is happening in the US, if our alien observers accidentally split the stupid sauce on the hard drive… Filed under: Science Tagged: Philosophy, Reality, Science

Dead Wild Roses: Words Have Meanings and Facts Don’t Respect your Feelings.

“i really don’t understand how you preach that women should all love each other but not accept transwomen. i do see some of your points about men claiming to be trans lesbian and not actually be either but.. i still think transwomen are women.. i had a lot of respect for you until now..”   ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Featuring Kierkegaard

Filed under: Religion Tagged: Choices to be made, Reality, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice

Dead Wild Roses: What are You?

Human thought tends to function in binaries, but much of the reality we inhabit just doesn’t work that way. Filed under: Philosophy, Science Tagged: Cells, Human thought, Philosophy, Reality, Science, What are you?

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think – Scientific American

The great divide between our beliefs, our ideals, and reality Source: Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think – Scientific American   I don’t normally post anything on my blog other than my own original articles and essays, but sometimes a rare article or video is just too important to pass up, and needs ...

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Montaigne’s cat and Descartes’ reality

“When I play with my cat,” wrote French philosopher and essayist, Michel de Montaigne, “Who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her.*” That statement encompasses two very distinct paths of contemplation. First is one of animal sentience. The recognition that animals are conscious, that they are sentient creatures, ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Sanctity of Human Life?

When arguing about abortion and other moral topics, one is almost guaranteed to hear this lofty phrase trotted out.  Like a a gentle desert sirocco, you only miss it when it isn’t there.  People seem to have some very strange ideas about how we regularly treat each other here on Earth. Realistically speaking, the phrase ...

The Quantum Buddha's Blog: Einstein’s Estimation of the Age of the Universe

According to Einstein, when objects approach very near the speed of light (one of the boundary conditions of the universe) the passage of time will slow, among other bizarre effects. The universally accepted theory (proven by atomic clocks) is that if you had two identical twins, and one climbed into a very fast space ship ...

The Quantum Buddha's Blog: Einstein’s Estimation of the Age of the Universe

According to Einstein, when objects approach very near the speed of light (one of the boundary conditions of the universe) the passage of time will slow, among other bizarre effects. The universally accepted theory (proven by atomic clocks) is that if you had two identical twins, and one climbed into a very fast space ship ...