Monthly Archives: October 2012

Life, liberty, and a place to call home.

When one thinks of home there usually arises thoughts of comfort, safety, and securedness. Indeed there is a certain sanctity to one’s own abode, for a house is not simply a home. A home is a particularly special enclosure which … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Mind Hacks:
The cognitive science journal Cortex has just released a special issue on the neuropsychology of paranormal experiences and belief, and contains a fantastic article on hallucinations induced by the Ganzfeld procedure. The Ganzfeld procedure exposes…

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Within necessity there are sown the seeds of redemption. (Short blurb + video link)

My last post viewed the actions of the state, be they atrocious or amicable, as being generally determined by necessity, circumstance, and inertia. This paints a pretty ugly picture as it seems to keep us away from being quick to … Continue reading

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Obama, Romney, and the Costa Concordia [(s)election thoughts]

During the election cycle, we are constantly bombarded with reasons why Americans should either vote Republican or Democrat. And, as fans of Ron Paul or Gary Johnson can attest to, either party will work to push out undesirables, and together … Continue reading

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The current marijuana laws are ineffective, unjust, and they cause (much) more harm than they aim to stop.

I should like to say something about Marijuana. Specifically recreational use. Please read on as this is very important to me, and as I will show, I believe that it ought to be important to you too. // The ongoing criminalization of … Continue reading

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Amanda Todd, cyberbullying, and the open internet.

There has been a lot of talk recently about this incident of a youth suicide as a consequence of bullying. It’s interesting not simply because a poor young girl suffered, nor because she was caused to take her own life, … Continue reading

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Normative ethics – a new focus.

This blog has served me as an outlet for that which comes into my head. It is as if each time I post I were cutting a potato, dabbing it into paint and then pressing it onto the page. With … Continue reading

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