Philosophy

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,…

Epiphanies About Fear

I’ve had an epiphany about fear and religion.  This is pretty deep shit, so hang on. My first argument is that fear can only arise from a state of not-knowing.  Fear is only manifested by the unknown.  Now that might sound like a bold claim, but consider it deeply for moment.  I’m going to walk…

Economist Walter Block’s Advocacy of Russian Roulette To Solve Social Problems – Crime and Punishment In a Free Society

Recently one of my favorite economists, Prof. Walter Block, gave an interview in which he discussed possible forms of punishment for crimes in a stateless society.  While I agree with the good professor on 99.9% of his views, I’ve come to have some major disagreements with his philosophy on crime and punishment.  In this article, I…

The Holographic Universe

An interesting take on the nature of existence.  This follows both Alan Watts and Terrence McKenna’s take on the  nature of reality, as both have compared physical reality to a hologram. Playlist