Monthly Archives: February 2018

Communing with Nature: Is That How We Find Life’s Meaning?

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Chris Crawford at Cologne Game Lab in 2011

My recent post elicited this thoughtful response from the game designer Chris Crawford. His thinking reminds me of Thoreau and the Taoists.

… The very question “What is the meaning of life?” raises my hackles, because the question has no intellectual substance. One might as well ask “What is the meaning of hamburgers?” My physicist-mind demands that I boil it down to something concrete, something — well, not tangible, but certainly something that I can nail down. Continue reading Communing with Nature: Is That How We Find Life’s Meaning?

Why is Capital Hill Gun Free?

If Congress really believes more guns will make us safer then I propose that all our representatives be armed on the House and Senate floor and that they remove all the metal detectors in those buildings. Of course, they would reject this idea because this would make them less safe. Thus revealing their hypocrisy.

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Best Books on the Meaning of Life

Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, one of Post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin‘s most famous paintings.

This is a list of the books on the meaning of life that I recommend. For more information click one of the links below. (Books that particularly influenced me.** ) Continue reading Best Books on the Meaning of Life

Review of Roy Scranton’s, Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization

Roy Scranton served as a private in the US army from 2002 to 2006, including a term in Iraq. In his new book, Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization, he reflects on one of the greatest threat to humanity—climate change. Scranton argues that, as we destroy the climate that sustains us, we destroy ourselves. We are our own worst enemy. Continue reading Review of Roy Scranton’s, Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization