Is what you get when you compare things like ideas to things like genes.
The Problem Of Induction
Dilbert on Determinism and Free Will
Giving Life for the Rationalist Cause
The Case of Gallus Domesticus
Another Thought Experiment
Imagine that I wrote a post about my favorite blogs, titled ‘This is not a Meme!‘. Further imagine that by pure chance, only 3 days after that, somebody else (for example John Valley from The Ivory Tower) links to me as a part of a Meme in which you are supposed to link to your favorite blogs. Is it morally right to present the whole thing as a thought experiment?
A Link To Think
Peter Davis has a several funny cartoon videos on the history of philosophy, called ‘three minute philosophy‘.
Here is one of them…
Also… Don’t forget to check out the new philosophers’ carnival over at Big Ideas.
BTW, you probably noticed there weren’t much posts here lately. I suspect I did something bad to the muses, or to some close relative of their, so don’t expect too much from me in the following period.
Pythagoras A Posteriori Style
For all you scientismists and psychologismists and anti-apriorists out there
He says “Proof of the Pythagorean theorem”. So, if you weren’t sure…
Epic Battle, and Potential Rock Band
My apologies to Richard Brown and Richard Chappell but I can’t but have fun in their continuous “heated exchange” over who is misunderstanding whom. After discussing this matter on their own blogs, now they’ve exchanged few shots on Colin’s blog. So, I started thinking how it would be even more fun if they could make this into some kind of epic battle, by doing a quick exchange on random blogs with few witty insults to each other here and there. You know… it would spice up the philosophical blogosphere, and it would be nice refreshing from different topics. Then, as they get more widely known, they could think of two offensive words for epiphenomenalists and physicalists, and do a remake of ‘Don’t call me Whitey, Nigger’ song… Drat, I don’t have enough sense of humor to think of alternative title myself… But you know the song, right?
Oh, and I think I have the name of the band – Epistemic Peers
Onion Story Mistakingly Published in Wall Street Journal
Professor threatens suing her students cause “they’d argue with your ideas” (ht: Wide Scope)
Guy in philosophy class needs to shut the fuck up
Mad Lit Professor Puts Finishing Touches On Bloomsday Device
Professor pressured to sleep with student
EDIT:Oops. Fixed the link to the first Onion story.
ANOTHER EDIT:Changed the link to point to the original story
(I promise I’ll get this post right soon)
Chalmers Finally Got The Answer
Happy 42nd birthday to David Chalmers! Go to his blog, and follow the link to the pictures from the birthday party!
Eliezer Weaves Epiphenomenalism Into A Movie Script
This is very funny – Zombie – the movie over at Overcoming Bias.
But don’t forget… Zombie Argument is good.
Easy Explanation of Kant
Physical Domain Closed Earlier Today!
After more than a year, physical domain has been causally closed today. This was decided after C.T. from Chur, Switzerland complained that every weekend he has to buy new dishes, as they regularly turn into tiny flowers for no apparent reason.
My Cool Response To Niels Bohr
-‘Anyone not shocked by quantum mechanics has not yet understood it.’ – Niels Bohr
-‘Anyone shocked by the world has not yet understood it.’ – Me