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Butter Nonsense
Posted by Martin Cohen L ast week saw President Trump throwing out a CNN reporter from the White House Press Pool for disagreeing with him about ‘the facts’. CNN called it an attack on press freedom, but the collective response from other journalists has b...
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How Life has Value, even absent Overarching Purpose
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by Keith Tidman A mong
the most-common questions from philosophy is, ‘What is the purpose of life?’ After all, as
Plato pithily said, humans are ‘beings in search of meaning’. But what might
be the real reason for the question about the purpose of li...
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Utopia: An End, or a Quest?
Posted by Keith Tidman Detail from the original frontispiece for More’s book Utopia I n his 1516 book Utopia ,
the English statesman and writer Sir Thomas More summed up his imagined, idealised
vision of an island society in this manner: ‘Nobody owns anythi...
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The Anthropic Principle: Was the Universe Made for Us?
Diagram on the dimensionality of spacetime, by Max Tegmark Posted by Keith
Tidman ‘It is clear that the Earth does not move, and that it does not lie elsewhere than at the center [of the universe]’  — Aristotle (4th century BCE) Almost two millennia after A...
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Picture Post #36 A postcard from Taroudant
'Because
things don’t appear to be the known thing; they aren’t what they seemed
to be neither will they become what they might appear to become.' Posted by Tessa den Uyl and Martin Cohen A postcard from Taroudant, Maroc O ne piece of advice offered is to...
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2001-2
2001-2
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Rivers of Change (2002)
Rivers of Change (2002)
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