Tag Archives: consciousness

Humans and Animals: A Differences Debate

A good friend and philosopher chatted me up some time ago. He was working on a theory of an essential difference between humans and animals. I don’t know¬†if I helped him! You be the judge. Here it is: Feb 5 … Continue reading

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Review: Robots Like Blue

Robots Like Blue by Anthony J. Deeney My rating: 4 of 5 stars A complex, ingenious, philosophical, and thoughtful work. A story set two centuries out in the future, ‘Robots Like Blue’ builds on ideas of robotic sentience. Anthony Deeney … Continue reading

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Empathy, Compassion, and Morality Need No God

A controversial topic for an essay. Call it Flash Philosophy, if you like. The naughty connotation of ‘flash’ lends some controversy, while this blog post surely qualifies as a brief (therefore, ‘flash’) foray into social philosophy. But seriously, it has … Continue reading

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Reincarnation: Truth, or an Addiction?

Someone talked about ‘reincarnation,’ or a desire for reincarnation in some cultures, as an addiction. Here is a response… Perhaps only in part, for this – reincarnation – is a subject where the answer is most definitely “It depends!” – … Continue reading

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Messages of Violence and Nonviolence

In the current, highly charged political climate in America, insults and egregious conduct appear to win favors with a significant section of the public. The soundbite thoughts above relate, as may be obvious, to a loud presidential candidate who appears … Continue reading

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Review: GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ

GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ by James Morcan My rating: 3 of 5 stars “Imagination is more important than intelligence,” said Albert Einstein, and this book is definitely very imaginative. Yet, there is no guarantee that … Continue reading

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Empathy, Sympathy, and Accountability: The Drawbridge Story

Originally posted on Humbling and Humility:
The Drawbridge story: An excerpt from “Humbling and Humility“ Responsibility and Accountability In the next class, after the usual roll call and payments, Sid said he wanted to talk about responsibility. He took an…

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