Category Archives: Philosophy

An Unreasonable Reason Rally

On March 24th, it is expected a large collection of secular atheists will descend on the National Mall in Washington D.C. to champion a “secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values”. I personally think that is all fine and good. In fact, I hate to add even more pen to

Monkey Business

You may have read this past week about the recent scientific discovery of the oldest known fossil skeleton of a human ancestor. If not, you can read about it here. This news is considered extremely important within the disciplines of anthropology and paleontology. However, I would like to know what a discovery like this means

Can you Trust Your Brain?

Let me introduce you to a new word: Kluge. Kluge (rhymes with huge) is a term that describes a clumsy, inelegant solution to a problem – a solution that gets the job done, but is by no means pretty or ideal. A great example, for those that have seen Apollo 13, is the contraption the