Bound to my word (apparently)

When a person articulates an idea, they are less likely to change their minds because they must first admit that they were initially wrong. Maintaining an erroneous notion, such as a first impression, causes less anxiety than admitting an error and adopting another position.Psychologytoday.com I found a couple things in these two sentences fascinating. 1). … Continue reading Bound to my word (apparently)

OHPT: Thoughts on Omniscience (Chapter 6)

Ooooo this chapter is bringing me BACK. My first real undergraduate philosophy class was on the Problem of Evil, and I wrote my paper on theories of God's omniscience. At the time I found my conclusion frustratingly trite and non-philosophical ("there is no good explanation for how we can retain freedom and God's omnibenevolence and … Continue reading OHPT: Thoughts on Omniscience (Chapter 6)

Where did consciousness come from?! Two internet people insult each other

There are a lot of questions we have yet to answer and understand, but one of the most fascinating is the origin and function of our own consciousness. Now is an incredibly exciting time to be able to address that question, because of how much we are learning about the physical workings of the brain. … Continue reading Where did consciousness come from?! Two internet people insult each other