Philosophy

Why It’s Impossible For Reductive Materialism To Fully Explain The Universe

It is generally accepted that reductive materialism is the only acceptable philosophy for a scientist to hold.  It’s a form of physicalism that treats the entire universe as if everything is physical.  To quote wiki, “It asserts that mental events can be grouped into types, and can then be correlated with types of physical events in the brain.” This type of philosophy…

The Deeper Meaning of The Movie ‘Inception’

From the moment I first saw the movie Inception, I was absolutely riveted.  It struck a cord that seemed to ring true in so many subtle ways, much like the movie The Matrix did.  It has that same premise of reality not really being real.  Reality is portrayed as a kind of dream like state…

What Quantum Mechanics Says About Conciousness

“Science vs. religion is a very recent forced choice that the founders of quantum mechanics would have never recognized, much less accepted.” – Juan Miguel Marin “The full meaning of life, the collective meaning of all human desires, is fundamentally a mystery beyond our grasp. As a young man, I chafed at this state of affairs.…

How To Govern A Nation, By A 2600 Year Old Philosopher

The Tao Te Ching is my all time favorite philosophical work.  It was written around the 6th century BC by a Chinese sage named Lao Tzu, who was a record keeper for the Zhou Dynasty court.  The text forms the backbone of Taoist philosophy.  It’s an easy read, not too long, yet it is crammed full of…