Category Archives: Philosophy

Thoughts on the “environment of truth” – how knowledge and truth is dependent on conditions

In a previous article I spoke of what I called the “environment of truth” (see my article Thoughts on the ‘assembly-line life’ and the ‘assembly-line scholar’, with remarks about “the environment of truth”).  In that article I stated two sayings of mine: “The … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the failure of science – the forgotten need for human relevence

In a conversation recently I made this statement: “Science needs to recognize that it has failed as a humanly relevant belief system.” Too often, people who worship science think it is the ‘answer’ to everything.  They think it answers the question … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘assembly-line life’ and the ‘assembly-line scholar’, with remarks about “the environment of truth”

Here’s a thought I had: In a conversation recently I spoke of the fact that we are in the era of the ‘assembly-line scholar’.  That is to say, they have made it so that scholars or, rather, students, are coming out … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the prevalence of speculation and how its being taken as fact

Here’s a thought I had: Recently, I have been emphasizing how speculation is far more prevalent than we think.  I tend to think that the bulk of what we hear is speculation.  There is so much speculation that its hard … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “beating a dead horse era” and “sawdust knowledge” – some of the effects of exploiting things to death

In a recent conversation I said something interesting (I’m not sure what to make of it though): We were talking about people inventing things.  I made the remark that just about every conceivable invention has already been thought up.  In … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how ‘connectivity’ is more important than understanding, knowledge, and truth

Here’s a thought I had: In the West we are taught that understanding and knowledge are what’s important.  Its what you know, what you understand, etc.  Its as if that’s all that matters.  That is to say, everything is viewed in the context … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “realism versus idealism dispute”

Recently, I was in a conversation and said some interesting things.  I don’t know if its true or not but here’s the thought: It seems, to me, that the U.S. is going through something like a “social dispute”.  Basically, there has developed … Continue reading

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