David Roberts has penned perhaps the most insightful piece about the current political crisis in America I’ve read recently, “With impeachment, America’s epistemic crisis has arrived.” Continue reading “With impeachment, America’s epistemic crisis has arrived”
History is littered with dead gods. The Greek and Roman gods, and thousands of others have perished, yet Allah, Yahweh and a few more still survive. But will belief in these remaining gods endure? It will not. Our descendants will be too advanced to share such primitive beliefs.
© Darrell Arnold Ph.D.– (Reprinted with Permission)
Both Ancient India and Ancient Rome knew various types of hedonists. In India, Carvaka proposed that people are and should be motivated by their desire for pleasure. Proponents of Carvaka did recognize that pleasure is often accompanied by pain. However, as cynics about knowledge and the future, they did not develop a system encouraging individuals to forgo short-term pleasure for greater long-term pleasure Continue reading Summary of The Philosphy of Epicurus
Carl Sagan (1934–1996) is one of my intellectual heroes. I first encountered his work in 1980 watching the 13-part PBS mini-series “Cosmos.” While I had taken many college science courses before that, there was something special about his presentation that excited me, especially his poetic, philosophical monologues. Continue reading Carl Sagan: A Universe Not Made For Us