TNA 3: Dawkins, The Origin of DeitiesFor me, Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion is the most readable of the Four Horsemen. Then again, this isn’t his first book. Dawkins became known to the general public with that other bestseller The Selfish Gene, a book famous for popularizing the term “meme” — a unit that carries ideas which are transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech and even ritual. Memes are the cultural equivalent of genes, which are transmitted biologically.
AT 4: Lakatos, The Degeneration of TheoriesIn my last essay we looked at Popper’s Falsification Principle as to discern what could be considered empirical science and what not. Popper’s view had a powerful impact on 20th century scientific thinking. But there were critics. They insisted that Popper was rather describing how science should work instead of how it did work. The real world worked quite differently.
The New Spartans, Modern InfanticideThe New Spartans – Modern Infanticide
The Great OutdoorsThe Great Outdoors
The Grin of the Cheshire CatThe Grin of the Cheshire Cat
Egyptian AlphabetEgyptian Alphabet
Tell meTell me
Philosophical AlphabetA is Anselmus
|The life that I have|
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.
A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause.
For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.
by Leo Marks
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