philosophy Archive

Fear vs. Love

Bill Hicks said: “It’s just a ride and we can change it any time we want. It’s only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money, a choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your door, buy guns, close yourself […]

In Joel on Software‘s post on Choices = Headaches Joel refers to Barry Schwartz’s book The Paradox of Choice: The more choices you give people, the harder it is for them to choose, and the unhappier they’ll feel. See, for example, Barry Schwartz’s book, The Paradox of Choice. Let me quote from the Publishers Weekly […]

I was just reading Paul Graham‘s Mind the Gap (still not done). He was talking about wealth vs. money. It reminded me of a realization I had just the other day, so I thought I would share it with all of you! All the time I would hear people saying that there was unlimited wealth. […]

Discussion on Open Source.

Matt and I tend to have some interesting discussions via Instant Messenger.  Here is one I thought would be nice to share as we discuss Open Source and IBM’s move with Gluecode against JBoss.  Enjoy! The Matt Man: Jim, what do you think?: http://www.forbes.com/home/intelligentinfrastructure/2005/06/15/jboss-ibm-linux_cz_dl_0615jboss.html Jim McKeeth: Interesting. Jim McKeeth: A taste of things to come […]

This is actually a misconception. Most people assume it was the cat’s curiosity that killed it. This is not the case. It all comes from the story of Schrödinger’s cat. (answer bellow) A cat is placed in a sealed box. Attached to the box is an apparatus containing a radioactive nucleus and a canister of […]

Soul Defined

Ben “Lemming Lord” Bauer defines the soul as: The soul is that part of someone that is invulnerable. I thought that was a cool definition, but then I got to thinking. . . .I believe the Soul is malleable – it changes and grows with the person. I’ve never considered the vulnerability of it, but […]