Free Will, Modernized

Converted Canadian Muslims crush, and shoot Canadians. Hey, they read it in a magazine! Do those killers have free will? Or are they just Qur’an programmed machines? This is the sort of quandary which advances in neurology show the ancient debate on Free Will ought to be about. Here is a tiny refresher about the […]

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DeKanting Philosophy:

Writing this essay made me sad. I had come across a group of self-assured philosophers, singing the praises of Kant. That was a moment of solitude. Sheep praising the wolf. When I brought up objections, pointing at the enormous connection between Kant and Nazism, I was haughtily told “We, in philosophy, do not judge thinkers […]

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Plutocracy’s Tentacles All Over Physics

There is a lot of politics in theoretical physics. Why? Because physics makes people dream, and tells them how to think. Thus, if one wants to make people in advanced countries dream and think wrong, one has to start with physics. Also there is an increasing gap between what technology allows and what legislation forbids, as […]

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AUSTERE BONDAGE TO PLUTOCRACY

Learn: GOVERNMENT IS THE BANK, EMPLOYER, & ENTREPRENEUR OF FIRST, and LAST, RESORT. No Need To Beg The Rich For Money The will to austerity is justified by the financing of government with the selling of bonds. No economist disagrees with this. I propose that both austerity and bonds are entangled plutocratic conspiracies. They form […]

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(Thermo)Nuclear Base Load Energy Soon?

As you unwittingly wait to board Ebola Air, let me distract you with a more palatable, albeit philosophically related, subject. Sustainable energy means wind and PV (Photo Voltaic). Other possibilities don’t work enough to make a global dent. (At least not yet, by a long shot.) Except maybe for tidal and current power, used in Europe […]

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Religion, tribalism, Extermination

Ce sont des Mots Qui Vont Tres Bien Ensemble This is a follow-up on the essay I wrote on the debauch of demons in Christo-Islamism. One of the reasons for which I do not like novels much, is that the human psychology therein represented is all too often a caricature, something all too simple. Why […]

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Depression’s Causes: Righteousness & Viciousness

TODAY’S GREATER DEPRESSION HAS MANY DEEP CAUSES Slowly rising consensus: in some important ways (evolution of relative GDP; employment rate; public investment; education’s relative performance), the economies of the leading countries are doing worse than during the “Great Depression” of the 1930s. That’s why I prefer the expression “Greater Depression” to “Great Recession”. And we […]

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Anti-plutocratic Tirolean to Common Sense?

Is this site attributing the Nobels? It sure looks like it: I approve strongly of three Nobels in a row. Amazing. On Friday, the Nobel was attributed to a French writer who worries a lot about Nazism, Modiano. Then there was the anti-sexist, anti-Islamist Peace Prize to Malala. Today professor Tirole, a French economist at […]

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Gluten, Poisons, Insuring the Stupidity of Crowds

I believe laws ought to be decided by We The People. The present governmental system with its oligarchic legislate and executive ought to be transitioned out of, and restricted to the details. (This is what Switzerland has been doing in the last 25 years, to immense social and economic success.) When I propose this, skeptics often object that […]

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Why Christianism Fosters Demons

The Christo-Islamist god does not do with just Satan, but a whole army of demons, fallen angels, or “djinns”. This is not an accident, but its core strategy. An excellent essay in Scientia Salon: an official guide for demon hunters with a helpful advice from philosophers and witch hunters illustrates this. History is how philosophy […]

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When A Child Fights Evil Well

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2014 peace prize on Friday to Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India. Excellent. The teenage Pakistani known around the world for fighting sexist terror, and an Indian veteran of campaigns to save from slave labor  “tens of millions of children” were celebrated jointly. A sober moment: […]

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Against Literature, Yet For Modiano

So Patrick Modiano got the Nobel Prize in literature, the 15th French to be so honored (Sartre declined it). Was it about France? Living in an imaginary world, full of imaginary friends? I do not know Modiano’s work (but I have seen him try to talk on TV, many times in the past). Actually I […]

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