Philosophy: Completely Underestimated

When a lot of people think of Philosophy, they think of a pretentious…

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Time: The Frustrating Truth

The concept of time is something that has bothered me for a long while. Some people even believe it to be the 4th dimension… what a load of rubbish. I know it seems quite harsh to say that it’s a load of rubbish but let me explain a little. Time is a purely social construct …

Freewill or Fate

We have pondered for a long time about this argument. The answer could change our entire outlook on life. If everything that happens comes down to fate then people would begin to feel like there is little point, if any, in trying. But if it all boils down to freewill then we have a level …

A.I.. vs Human nature

69 years ago Alan Turing came up with the idea of the Turing test to tell when an A.I. Has intelligence indistinguishable from our own. This morning I began to think about, if enough computational power was available and the code was written, what differences would there be between machines and humans. I was first …

Physical vs Emotional

In the news and in society we hear all the time about physical self harm, but we never hear about emotional self harm. When we think about self harm we think about people cutting themselves or eating disorders. Sometimes we may even think about people putting themselves in risky situations. Be honest with yourself though, …

Influencing People

This is a topic I’ve struggled with for some time. Generally, we want other people to choose options that they wish to choose. We don’t want them to do something purely because we think it’s right. We want them to decide it’s right. For instance, when I was thinking of leaving work, several people said …

The Several Faces of Everyone

We all have several faces that’s acceptable. We have our face at home, and we also have ourselves at work. These are just two examples of when it is acceptable to show different sides of ourselves. But yet we then moan when people show a different side of themselves to different people. We seem to …

Optimistic Pessimism

Well last night Marcia asked if I had done any more blog posts and I said I hadn’t been in the right frame of mind to do so. She suggested I do a post about being positive and thinking positive. I pointed out that it was me she was talking to and that just doesn’t …