Category: philosophy

The life of man (in a state of nature) is soli…

The life of man (in a state of nature) is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short

Philosophy explained by donuts

Philosophy explained by donuts

Via @PhilosophyMttrs

I feel a responsibility as a scientist who kno…

I feel a responsibility as a scientist who knows the great value of a satisfactory philosophy of ignorance, and the progress made possible by such a philosophy, progress which is the fruit of freedom of thought…to proclaim the value of this freedom and to teach that doubt is not to be feared, but that it is to be welcomed as the possibility of a new potential for human beings. If you know that you are not sure, you have a chance to improve the situation. I want to demand this freedom for future generations.

Via Open Culture

Via Open Culture

For my part I reiterate what I said two years ago in the fourth centenary of Cervantes death (there you will find a bunch of links about Cervantes universe):

…always is a good time to grab his works and… devour them, definitely worth it, own a unique and perfect mixture of adventures, humor, history, philosophy and a brilliant analysis of human nature.

Sad history.By OwlturdH/T Think Free / Sarcasm…

Sad history.

By Owlturd

H/T Think Free / Sarcasm Society: 15 Hilariously Accurate Comics About Life and Adulthood By Owlturd.

The original letter in which Galileo argued ag…

The original letter in which Galileo argued against the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church has been rediscovered in London.

Credit: The Royal Society

Via NatureDiscovery of Galileo’s long-lost letter shows he edited his heretical ideas to fool the Inquisition

There seems there is nothing new or unknown on this find. I recommend taking a look at his essay (in the form of a letter to the Grand Duchess Christina) written in 1615 (around the time the above letter was also written):

Sister Rosetta Tharpe All this new stuff they…

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

All this new stuff they call rock ’n’ roll, why, I’ve been playing that for years now… Ninety percent of rock-and-roll artists came out of the church, their foundation is the church.

A hipster queen among hipsters, she was already empowering herself (doubly) even before the very word was created. Love.

[Impressed with the amount of legitimate tags that I can use in this post to be this (more or less) a science blog]

I do not know, neither do you.

I do not know, neither do you.

Always remember that it is impossible to speak…

Always remember that it is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood: there will always be some who misunderstand you.

I think this a great picture, no idea who the …

I think this a great picture, no idea who the author is, photo’s everywhere, but kudos to him/her.