Materialism Gets Old

Is Free Will an Illusion? This topic has arisen before on SNV, and the depths of the philosophy entailed are worth exploration if you ever have the time. The argument that we do not have free will is a slippery one though, that can be difficult to refute on its own premises. Proving a nonmathematical…

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Story Time!

Not as much of a story, but the concept, physics, and engineering in Larry Niven’s Bigger than Worlds brings out ideas that most of us have only thought about for a few seconds, if at all. A synopsis of how a man-made structure could exist in a way to accompany humanity, the essay has a…

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In Pursuit of Virtue – October Edition

Though it has not been verified yet, it appears that CERN pushed a particle faster than light last week. If it is true, nearly all of modern nuclear physics will need re-definition, and that will mean it was lucky that the first nuke didn’t destroy all of the earth, because they didn’t fully know how…

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September Superpost – In Pursuit of Virtue, September Vol. 2

Everything & All at Once. From the “I didn’t know these things” file… The presidential debates aren’t really debates at all, at least, no more than professional wrestling is real combat. Remember the word “softball” when you ponder watching the debates next year… The IMF is beginning to rate the U.S. economy as in decline.…

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