Terminus Mechanicae Posts

13/05/2017 / Reflection on

Consider the stories which resonate today: consider the story of mankind triumphing over nature. Whether that story is real or fantasy. Consider how Neil deGrasse Tyson has talked about Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar: that is a story of mankind triumphing over nature. And that story does…

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22/04/2017 / Reflection on

If the southern Americans want to teach their children creation as part of a public school curriculum, then let them. I say this and have reflected on the revulsion surrounding this idea—this reaction is a curiosity for me. I have had a similar experience when…

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12/03/2017 / Reflection on

I hear talk of a return to stoicism among a few. And I too believe there could be something healthy in this philosophy. My hope would be that popular discourse becomes more “self-absorbed”—less concern over the world or humanity wholly. All too often the other…

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11/03/2017 / Reflection on

What concern do I have for economic growth? What does that matter to me? Though, I’m sure previous generations can come forward with all variety of reasons why economic growth is important to me. (Those closer to the Great Depression would make this a cornerstone…

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10/03/2017 / Reflection on

Consider the problem of the nature of reality—this problem asks what is to constitute as real. Is wood the same entity as timber?—only timber has something added to it (it is a wood building material). Still, couldn’t the entity timber exist without ever understanding the…

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