Being in society

Being a member of society requires behaving in specific ways and performing specific actions.  By doing so, you and I reaffirm not only, that our society actually exists, but also, that you and I (the individual entities) belong to this society. As members of society, we also do certain things that exclude other individuals.  Now, … Continue reading Being in society

Embedded Levels of Discourse

≬    Academia could stand to reconsider their current terminology or at the least review and reexamine the terms in usage.      Each sub-discipline has its own lexicon of jargon.  The technical terms of each sub-discipline are used to reference ethereal, only vaguely defined “things” whose empirical reality is sometimes questionable. Just because we cannot … Continue reading Embedded Levels of Discourse

SCIENCE AND RELIGION

[thesis] Science and religion's public juxtaposition created within our cultural era, presents the two paradigms as distinct and mutually exclusive worldviews.  The general resonance of the debate between the two worldviews sounds aggressive and emotional.   These domains are not necessarily engaged in a binary opposition.  They are, simply, two of innumerable types of social structures, … Continue reading SCIENCE AND RELIGION

What to Read Next-updated

You know the dismal depression that follows the finishing of a fantastic story?..................Okay, now that the uncool folks have left this post, you and I can really talk.   The below my proposed remedy to being booksick.  'Booksick' does not capture it, but it's the best I've got at the moment. Any ideas on what … Continue reading What to Read Next-updated

The Big Ideas: Self Consciousness and Day-to-Day

Certainly a dog has more self-awareness than do insects.(?) A dog displays a sense of self during interactions with a dog pack.  A hierarchy exists within a pack and every member knows its position.  For this to occur, the dog must have an awareness of things existing outside and independent of itself. The dog must also conceptualize … Continue reading The Big Ideas: Self Consciousness and Day-to-Day