Will COVID-19 kill off the flat Earth theory once and for all? Will it do the same for anti-vaxxers? The reaction to it is like the reaction to Climate Change. Both are existential challenges. If the religious continue to congregate then they better pray for miracles as COVID-19 lessens the power of religious fantasy worldwide.
‘Atheism’ a straw man idea of what theists think non-believers ‘believe in’!
There are still many shameful places around the world where women have no equality.
Dualism is the problem, not consciousness. If all our actions are shaped by luck, are we still agents? You are the world – a dialogue on consciousness.
Human beings are members of a whole, in creation of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with pain, other members uneasy will remain. If you have no sympathy for human pain, the name of human you cannot retain.
Reg your poem above reminds me of this by John Donne
No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend’s were.
Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.
Ludwig Wittgenstein thought that all philosophical problems are due to nothing but conceptual confusion. As he saw it, the aim of philosophy is solely to “show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle”. I find this a deeply dispiriting view of philosophy in general.
Is it really dispiriting? I think it’s rather accurate – like finding a mathematical proof.