Daniel Dennett is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology, a “new atheist”, one of the so called “The Four Horsemen.” Prof. Dennett was invited to the 2006 meeting of the “Beyond Belief: Science, Religion, Reason and Survival” conference, but just […]
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Skywalker speaks! Is rational always logical? Skywalker comments: 180 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2013-09-09 04:28:03.
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The gods have released you from accountability for your parents, your siblings, your body, your possessions – for death and for life itself. They made you responsible only for what is in your power – the proper use of impressions. So why take on the burden of matters which you cannot answer for? You are […]
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Slightly off-topic, but we were discussing whether the use of alcohol is (ever) rational, and it resulted in the following rant on my part. Excuse me if my bias is showing just a wee tad! Human beans seem to have always had an appetite for mood altering-mind altering substances . . . 373 total views, 6 views today […]
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Everyone is familiar with the expression “Don’t take it personally!” Good advice in my opinion, but what does it mean and how can we actually achieve it? What do you think? Your opinion matters! Please click the blue link below to join the discussion. 272 total views, no views today Originally posted 2016-04-29 21:30:29.
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Can’t is a damned interesting word, responsible for much mischief. With few exceptions, it is simply a cognitive distortion. However, when I say that, you may automatically tune out, assuming I that I am about to rehash some chestnut from my Dale Carnegie-Napoleon Hill,-Norman Vincent Peale-Jim Robbins bag of “positive thinking” tricks. Not so! I promise! 3,404 total views, no […]
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“The happiness of your life depends upon the the quality of your thoughts.” ~Marcus Aurelius 260 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2016-04-11 07:31:06.
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This is perhaps a bit off-topic, however it does relate to rational thinking and human beans profound tendency to think, emote and behave gullibly, credulously and superstitiously. As Dr. Ellis ‘demurely’ said, “Humans are out of their fucking minds!” or something very much like that. This film will amaze and amuse […]
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Mon 9 Sep 2013, 9:58 am Read all about it . . . click the blue link below to read more and join the discussion. 226 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-09-08 20:05:28.
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