One Fine Man, His Awesome Arrows and Why it’s Okay to be Wrong: Science, Silliness and the Nucleus of Niceness – Part 9

Hopefully by now, if you’ve read any of my previous eight blog posts on our wonderful, mysterious universe, you are beginning to appreciate how bizarre existence truly is. The universe is weird - nature is odd. Life is random and unpredictable (not always entirely, but usually impossible to completely pin down or understand). Everything seems … Continue reading One Fine Man, His Awesome Arrows and Why it’s Okay to be Wrong: Science, Silliness and the Nucleus of Niceness – Part 9

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