Philosophy

What Quantum Mechanics Says About Conciousness

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“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.…

The Question Libertarians Supposedly Can’t Answer

“If your approach is so great, why hasn’t any country anywhere in the world ever tried it?” writes Michael Lind of Salon.com. Supposedly this is the great impossible question which entirely refutes the efficacy of a free and voluntary organization of society.  Lind argues in his article that, since no nation has ever tried it, it…

A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife

Eben Alexander III (born December, 1953 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American neurosurgeon and the author of the best-selling Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, in which he describes his 2008 near-death experience and asserts that science can and will determine that heaven really does exist. You can purchase the book here. You can purchase the audio-book here. Alexander contracted an extremely…

The Funding of Public Works In A Free Society

This idea just struck me.  It’s so obvious that it probably flies right over most people’s heads. Lotteries. Lotteries in a free society would not be run by a state monopoly.  Anyone could start up a lottery.  Right now, the state takes a massive chunk of lottery proceeds for itself.  That money could be going…

The State Is A Religious Institution

Religion: a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith. Faith: firm belief in something for which there is no proof. On the website Debate.org, the question of whether government is necessary or not was put up for debate.  One of the responses that was given in favor government being a necessity says:…

Research Shows Prayer Alleviates Depression, Fertility Problems and Surgical Complications

Fascinating. The Daily Mail reports: …The study, published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, said : ‘Our work suggests that people with a moderate to high level of belief in a higher power do significantly better in short-term psychiatric treatment than those without, regardless of their religious affiliation. Belief was associated with not only improved psychological wellbeing,…