Archive for the 'Philosophy' Category

Time Travel

May 5th, 2017

Time Travel It’s one of my favorite topics in Science Fiction and there have been lots of treatments in literature, movies and television. Lots of them are silly, but several are very, very good, at least in my opinion. Netflix’s Travelers, Continuum, Twelve Monkeys (the book, the movie and the TV show)The Time Machine, Millennium, […]

Civilization Does Not Fall…

October 2nd, 2012

Civilization does not “fall” in any classical sense. Certainly historians like to examine events and trends and draw lines in the past where one would say Rome fell, or Persia, or the Delian League; however, these are the constructs of modern eyes looking back rather than the observations of those living through those times. One […]

Brainwashing 101 and the Educational STASI

November 8th, 2007

Two institutes of Higher Education have been floating around the periphery of the news lately. Fortunately there are several bloggers paying closer attention. The latest issue has been the University of Delaware’s Student Housing re-education program where the Resident Assistants were trained in having one-on-one meetings with students living in the dorms to discuss living […]

Torture, Virtuous Equivocation and Guy Fawkes

November 6th, 2007

Two interesting articles I encountered today that are      only tangentially related (They both reference Guy Fawkes):  The first is a post from Armed Liberal at Winds of Change discussing his position on torture, opening with the following: I’ve wrestled and wrestled with the issue; torture is obviously bad, but what is it about torture that […]