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This is a general discussion, including some ideas by Karl Popper as well as others. I think it's important to begin here and discuss these topics... "Thus, tolerant group members face being ostracized for their toleration by intolerant members..."
| Jan 14, 2021
| Jul 3, 2019
| Nov 29, 2015
Interesting video of Matt Damon reading a speech by Howard Zinn. The comments are interesting as well.
| Nov 23, 2013
Whether I considered a large university or a small college, a famous institution or an obscure one, I found that the same fraction Ï of the professors are stupid.
| May 21, 2011
Read this one. Great book!! Highly Recommended!!
| Dec 20, 2010
...the short-term emergence of a self-improving artificial intelligence or superintelligence that is so much beyond humans' present capabilities that it becomes impossible to understand it with present conceptions.
| Dec 22, 2009
Really interesting philosopher who talks about three escape mechanisms people use to give up their freedom: conforming to society, submitting to authority, and destructiveness.
| Jun 1, 2009
Ontology studies being or existence and their basic categories and relationships, to determine what entities and what types of entities exist. Ontology thus has strong implications for conceptions of reality.
| Jun 1, 2008
Great discussion of Poe's "Eureka".
"Only when Hubble observed the dynamic expansion of the Universe did Einstein finally discard that prejudice and recognize the necessity of Poe's premise of a dynamic Universe with a finite past..."
| Aug 18, 2007
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;
| Jul 30, 2007
Interesting. Mentions Franz Kafka, Kurt Vonnegut, Sherlock Holmes, and George Carlin.
| Apr 26, 2007
| Mar 12, 2007
Interesting intellectual discussions about various forms of government.
| Dec 11, 2006
| May 10, 2006
| May 10, 2006