Monday, April 27, 2020

In your imagination, try merging these two passages.



"I aught not say that I as an individual think; rather, I exist as an individual by the grace of thinking"

"I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgement is just because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Farther which hath sent me"  


The first quote is from the Philosophy of Freedom by R Steiner, the second is from the Gospel of St John

Monday, April 13, 2020

Earth


Those who insist that the earth is a speck of dust floating in the abyss of infinite space have forgotten the most basic law of perspective: the size of an object depends on where you view it from.

To anyone who retorts with, "Yes, but the Earth is insignificantly small compared to the size of the universe" only add another layer of slovenly thought upon the first: for the universe is infinite in size, and the relationship between something finite and something infinite is not the same as the relationship between two objects of finite size.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Sunrise/sunset



From a certain perspective, a sunrise is identical to a sunset. In fact, if all one had was a photo of a sunrise, and nothing to tell you what time the photo was taken, then there wouldn't be anything to distinguish it from a sunset.

Yet just because a sunset looks identical to a sunrise, and just because, in a certain respect, they are the same phenomenon - the difference between them is not insignificant - for the difference is literally that of night and day.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

"H.R."

The term "H.R." is perhaps the epitome of our time - that is, it is a prime example of our modern talent to dehumanise one another.

When you go out to work you are no longer a person but an object in the chain of production. Like fuel or raw materials you are expendable, replaceable, consumable - in short, you are a resource... you are a Human Resource.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

The Genetic Differene Between Human Beings and All Other Animals

We are told that human beings are something like 99% genetically identical to all other animals.

From this everyone jumps to the conclusion that we are basically just animals.

But there is another way to interpret "the science".

If the genetic difference between a human being and all other animals is so infinitesimally small, and yet to plain observation the differences are in fact enormous, then the common sense answer has to be; what makes us human is obviously not our genetics. 

Friday, April 3, 2020

(Paraphrasing and elaborating on something Bernardo Kastrup said)
"The great taboo in science is not that there is magic (no one cares that the big bang is supposed to have magically come from nothing, or that mental processes like mathematics magically map onto the physical world so perfectly)

No, science is fine with all that. The great taboo in our scientistic world view is the idea that there could be meaning to it all!"

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