A Collection of Final Thoughts… Science, Silliness and the Nucleus of Niceness – Part 10

I had a few bits and pieces left over from various note-taking and thought-scribing sessions, so I collected them together into this final piece. Thanks for reading - I hoped you enjoyed the series. Keep your eyes peeled for more pieces to come on a variety of different philosophical themes. Thoughts on god I’m not … Continue reading A Collection of Final Thoughts… Science, Silliness and the Nucleus of Niceness – Part 10

The Limits of Our Technical and Mechanical Apparatus – Science, Silliness and the Nucleus of Niceness – Part 8

I wrote in the previous part of this series of blog posts about the limits of our objectivity, and illuminated some of my thoughts on how our mental apparatus might be hampering us in our quest for progress, both scientifically speaking and in terms of general living standards. And I’d like to just take a … Continue reading The Limits of Our Technical and Mechanical Apparatus – Science, Silliness and the Nucleus of Niceness – Part 8

The Limits of Our Objectivity: Science, Silliness and the Nucleus of Niceness – Part 7

We can only perceive the world as our mental apparatus allows us to do so. Immanuel Kant explored this notion in great depth in his three immense critiques (Pure Reason, Practical Reason and Judgment). He separated phenomena (what we actually see and experience) and noumena (that which we can’t see or penetrate but exists independently … Continue reading The Limits of Our Objectivity: Science, Silliness and the Nucleus of Niceness – Part 7

The Highlights Reel Proposal: Science, Silliness and the Nucleus of Niceness – Part 6

I often think about what happens to us when we die. Sometimes it’s makes me feel intensely anxious - will I suddenly wake up again trapped in a box in the ground for all eternity? Will I be chained to a big wheel of fire and carry out manual labour tasks for Satan in the … Continue reading The Highlights Reel Proposal: Science, Silliness and the Nucleus of Niceness – Part 6