Tag: Philosophy

  • Don’t change the man in the mirror, change the world in my eyes

    Science advances one funeral at a time, said Max Planck. This is a greater truth than it first appears: if you want to change the world, start early. If you are some teenager browsing Medium and find this article by a remote chance and you feel the drive to make this planet better or drive humanity […]

  • Thou shall not know thyself

    The religious knot I had no idea until yesterday there is such a thing called “religious trauma syndrome”. I am going trough it and had no idea it existed. Damn, life is interesting sometimes. However, with no name to name it I had my thoughts about the thing. Talking and writing appears to be best […]

  • The pursuit of joy

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — — I believe this snippet of text to be what guides the world as we speak: a proposal that worked so […]

  • Religion without the dogma

    People should be free to go to hell. Any religious institution which is so heavily preoccupied with the greater good of humankind, that in effect takes away the right to go to hell, commits in its own turn a terrible sin against the divine inside each human, while the leaders of such an institution are directly […]

  • Regret, Remorse and Guilt

    The happy three friends that can’t be unseen I agree that regret may be inevitable in a richly lived life. However, I think that type of regret is much less robust than regrets about things one rally should have done (morally speaking), but didn’t. says Mike This above is Mike’s note on my story on regret, […]

  • Regret is a form of curiosity

    Today I had an epiphany. Oh, and Tim O’Reilly recommended a response of mine. And tweeted it. My ego is still convulsing. Have you ever heard the sentence: live a life without regrets? Did anyone ever encourage you to just do it, a person pushing you to take a chance on them, because in the […]

  • Intention, Work, Potential, Consumption

    The game is invented not natural You can see here that there is a five-player game in which gains (or losses) can be allocated in different proportion to consumers, the company itself, financial markets, workers, or taxpayers. The current rules of our economy have encouraged the allocation of gains to consumers and financial shareholders (now including […]

  • What and how

    In our universe the how dwarves the what At about 300 million light years away lies the Dragonfly 44 galaxy. This galaxy is as massive as the Milky Way but so, so, so empty that we had to figure out that it must be made of, get ready, … badum tsss: dark matter! Hang on. “Dark” matter? […]

  • There is no such thing as nature versus nurture

    The grand canyon of reflexive beings So I wanted to comment on the highlight above, but then this comment thing got my attention: There is also no evolutionary purpose to the in love feeling lasting longer than it takes to produce offspring, Sara Lynn Michener said in her article. And raise them, and provide for them, and […]

  • Math and the universe

    A fish and a bicycle Math being the language of the universe, makes me scared. We humans proclaiming it so, makes me sad. I believe math is not the language of the universe, instead, math is the attempt of our limited language to describe the unlimited universe. In fact, I think there is no language of […]