Tag Archives: Philosophy

An Essential Characteristic

The essential characteristic of philosophy, which makes it a study distinct from science, is criticism. It examines critically the principles employed in science and in daily life; it searches out any inconsistencies there may be in these principles, and it … Continue reading

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Overcoming Human Nature

As the class arrived and began taking their seats, they found the following on the chalk board: 9×1=9 9×2=18 9×3=27 9×4=36 9×5=45 9×6=54 9×7=63 9×8=72 9×9=81 9×10=91 One by one, they began to quietly mock him with their eyes, giggles … Continue reading

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Are We Not All Guilty?

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts” -Sir Arthur Conan Doyle He died almost 100 years ago and we still haven’t … Continue reading

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On Apples & Madmen

On this date in 1687, Isaac Newton published his Principia Mathematica, the three-volume work describing/presenting his mathematical principles of natural philosophy. A watershed moment for the advancement of our understanding the workings of the laws of the universe. He also … Continue reading

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No Accidents

“I don’t believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history There are no accidents.” -Elie Wiesel If you don’t know who Elie Weisel is, click on the link. A remarkable life, by any standard.  

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A Dog

” A dog is better than I am,  for he has love and does not judge” St. Xanthias, The Sayings of the Desert Fathers. Thanks to Fr. Thomas Moore.  

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Surrender

“I gave in and admitted God was God” C. S. Lewis C. S. Lewis was a giant among thinkers and history will continue to bear that out. His death and funeral should have been a global event but went mostly … Continue reading

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On Creation

  “It is only God who creates Man merely rearranges”  St. Thomas Aquinas Italian Dominican theologian St. Thomas Aquinas, (1225-1274) was one of the most influential medieval thinkers of Scholasticism and the father of the Thomistic school of theology.  

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Are You?

You hear, but are you listening? You exist, but are you living? You look, but do you see?

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According To Doctor Al. . .

“Any religion or philosophy which is not based on respect for life is not a true religion or philosophy.” Albert Schweitzer

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