(Akim Reinhardt’s superb essay about the proliferation of conspiracy theories online was published at 3 Quarks Daily on MONDAY, AUG 16, 2021. Reprinted with permission.)
Worldwide temperature anomalies, March to May 2007. (Update. It was 102 in Seattle Saturday, 1 degree short of the highest temperature ever recorded here. Normal high for this date in Seattle is 73. Forecast for 110 by Monday.) I’m currently living in the great Seattle heatwave. Seattle averages only 3 days a year over 90 … Continue reading Seattle Heat Wave
How to Find Fulfilling Work (The School of Life) My Previous Advice – One of the most difficult things tasks for most of us is finding fulfilling (paid) work in our modern economic system.
David Hume died August 25, 1776. Diarist and biographer James Boswell saw Hume a few weeks before his death, which was from some form of abdominal cancer. Hume told him he sincerely believed it a “most unreasonable fancy” that there might be life after death …
In the recent book, Death and the Afterlife, Samuel Scheffler offer two imaginative thought experiments in an attempt to understand our attitudes toward death and meaning.