Things To Ponder::Common Sense Atheism » On Seeking Truth

How should I be trying to find truth? Truth is a difficult thing. Just a few centuries ago, the smartest humans alive were dead wrong about damn near everything. They were wrong about gods. Wrong about astronomy. Wrong about disease. Wrong about heredity. Wrong about physics. Wrong about racism, sexism, nationalism, governance, and many other […]

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rePost::Free Will and Ethics : The Frontal Cortex

At the very least, free will is a useful illusion, leading us to be more prosocial and ethical. Because even if we are just “a vast assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules,” we’re a vast assembly that feels like so much more. William James, as usual, said it best: “My first act of […]

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rePost:Truth Is Usually A Dangerous Concept, But For Tex It Was Natural – Lakernoise

Cover of A Few Good Men (Special Edition) Hope you can read the whole thing! I was choking up while reading this!. To be a good man, a dream , probably just a dream! Truth Is Usually A Dangerous Concept, But For Tex It Was Natural Jack Nicholson’s character in “A Few Good Men” was […]

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Easy Way To Find Things To Do Great Work On (Advice from Paul Krugman)!

I was, of course, only saying something that critics of conventional theory had been saying for decades. Yet my point was not part of the mainstream of international economics. Why? Because it had never been expressed in nice models. The new monopolistic competition models gave me a tool to open cleanly what had previously been […]

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