philosophy Archive

GATTACA

One of my favorite movies GATTACA is now on Hulu. It is a Sci-Fi movie about a world where they have completely sequenced the human genome, and within seconds of birth they can tell you your likelihood of diseases and life expectancy. Naturally they also have the ability to engineer humans with no genetic defects. […]

I could write about this in great detail. It is something I believe strongly about, but there is just one point I would like to make right now. I say this in full realization that such a statement could be considered self-referential. Anyone who suggests that you are a victim of others, is trying to […]

Using Magic

When I was just out of high school I worked through a temp agency doing light industrial and clerical work. I think that is a great first job since you get to do a lot of different types of work with a lot of different kinds of people. Some of the assignments were short, some […]

Is Gitmo the new Salem?

OK, at the risk of getting myself on some Government hit list, I really want to share this. The other day Dawn and I were watching The Majestic with Jim Carey. I really enjoyed the movie. It takes place during the McCarthyism Anti-Communism hearings. Watching how ludicrous the hearings and investigations were depicted it made […]

You can take the test on BBC’s Leonardo Da Vinici page. Here is my results: You are an Interpersonal Thinker   Interpersonal thinkers: Like to think about other people, and try to understand them Recognise differences between individuals and appreciate that different people have different perspectives Make an effort to cultivate effective relationships with family, […]

With IQ being Intellectual Quotient (ability to understand and organize information), and EQ being Emotional Quotient (ability to understand and organize people).  If we were to assume that they are mutually exclusive so a person could only have one or the other, which would you want? Why? I would want a high EQ.  That would […]

I just finished reading the Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles. An amazing book. It was published about 100 years ago too. You can read the whole thing on WikiSource. That is where I got it from too. I formatted it all nice and printed it out. Wallace has other books like Science […]

The Mozilla foundation & corporation give away free software and they made $44.7 million dollars after their $8.2 million in expenses in 2005. The bulk of that money is made from search engines (mostly Google), which pay Mozilla when people use the built in search functionality. If you want an interesting philosophical twist on this […]

Do actions speak louder than words?

I saw this question and answer and it reminded me of the quote “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” by Confucius,  which I think could be the ultimate origin of this proverb.  What do you think? Who said, “Actions speak louder than words”? Talk about a […]

My son shared with me some creative questions he came up with at school: How do you know you are not upside down and gravity isn’t really pulling you up? Have you ever been your imagination? Have you ever exceeded your imagination? Of course part of me wants to give a simple answer, but then […]