Sharing my fav Newsletter – Brainpickings.org weekly digest.


This is the brainpickings.org weekly digest by Maria Popova. If you missed last week's edition — Bertrand Russell on what makes a fulfilling life, an illustrated celebration of the many meanings and manifestations of love, an immigrant's tale — you can catch up right here. And if you'd like to try something new/old, I've launched another newsletter that … Continue reading Sharing my fav Newsletter – Brainpickings.org weekly digest.

I’m Right – You’re so Wrong – Nihilist Perspective today


William Shakespeare eloquently summarized the existential nihilist's perspective when, in this famous passage near the end of Macbeth, he has Macbeth pour out his disgust for life: Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more; it is … Continue reading I’m Right – You’re so Wrong – Nihilist Perspective today

Reality or Trickerty – Via Skeptic Newsletter


NOT IN YOUR STARS BY HARRIET HALL, M.D. Astronomy is science; astrology is superstition, mythology, and pseudoscience. Depending on how surveys ask the question, anywhere from 22 percent to 73 percent of people believe astrology is valid. Horoscopes still appear regularly in newspapers. Over 90 percent of adults know their zodiac sign. It never occurs … Continue reading Reality or Trickerty – Via Skeptic Newsletter

7 Thought Experiments that will make you question everything


The Veil of Ignorance Justice is blind, should we be? (Mural of Lady Justice by Alex Proimos. (Wikimedia Commons)) This experiment was devised by John Rawls in 1971 to explore notions of justice in his book A Theory of Justice. Suppose that you and a group of people had to decide on the principles that … Continue reading 7 Thought Experiments that will make you question everything

The Genetic Fallacy and Double Helix


The Genetic Fallacy If I am made up of DNA, am I a double helix? If one thing comes from another, do they have to share traits? This might seem like a convenient bias to have. However, do redwood trees seem to have much in common with their seeds?  The genetic fallacy is the assumption … Continue reading The Genetic Fallacy and Double Helix

Interesting Philosophies


Nihilism (/ˈnaɪ(h)ɪlɪzəm, ˈniː-/; from Latin nihil, meaning 'nothing') is the philosophical viewpoint that suggests the denial or lack of belief towards the reputedly meaningful aspects of life. Most commonly, nihilism is presented in the form of existential nihilism, which argues that life is without objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value.[1] Moral nihilists assert that there … Continue reading Interesting Philosophies

Nihilistic’s delusion


nihilistic delusion Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia. Related to nihilistic delusion: delusion of poverty, delusion of negation, Cotard Syndrome delusion [dĕ-loo´zhun] a false belief that is firmly maintained in spite of incontrovertible and obvious proof to the contrary and in spite of the fact that other members of the culture do not share … Continue reading Nihilistic’s delusion