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Faith and Free Will or Blind Belief and Wishful Thinking?

There've been several posts on the site about free will, mostly asking if we "believe" in it or think it is an illusion. I've been divided…

Started by James M. Martin

15 Jan 12
Reply by Leon Gretsky

Neo-Epicurean Life Hacks

According to Wikipedia.org, "Life hacking refers to any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficien…

Started by Mequacious

53 Nov 13, 2014
Reply by Deidre

Beheadings.

I stayed away from watching any of the ISIS videos.  A few years ago when Nicholas Berg was murdered I allowed myself to watch and the nigh…

Started by Daniel W

14 Nov 7, 2014
Reply by Luara

God: A Spiritual Lottery

In times of hardship, I am often told to pray. This made no sense to me, but I think I understand how to explain it. The "miracles" that p…

Started by Alexander Baldwin-McCurdy

5 Oct 28, 2014
Reply by Alexander Baldwin-McCurdy

Is consciousness nothing more than a veneer of our biological underpinnings?

I’ve long wondered this question, albeit only from various smaller fragments when I was much, much younger, but I’ve never been able to pre…

Started by Just a Voice

7 Oct 24, 2014
Reply by Ted Foureagles

Fundamentalist Epicureanism is now a thing

Six months ago, I created the Facebook group "Epicurean Philosophy" as a replacement for an older group, intended for critical and intellig…

Started by Mequacious

15 Oct 12, 2014
Reply by Mequacious

Free Will [Sam Harris]

I know this has been discussed before, but I have read Sam Harris' book Free Will and Michael Shermer's book The Believing Brain, and I mus…

Started by Anthony Jordan

358 Aug 14, 2014
Reply by prem prakash pandey

Is "Philosophy of Life" Really a Tautology?

As a freshman, I had to apply in person to the dean of philosophy at the liberal arts college where I took my bachelor's degree: the subjec…

Started by James M. Martin

14 Aug 10, 2014
Reply by Luara

Secular Meditation & Mindfulness

Have you ever been at a family gathering where everyone in the group sits and waits for others to get a meal together, the tables set, the…

Started by Joan Denoo

0 Aug 1, 2014

Weird Shit I Bet You Didn't Know, or if You Did You Never Told Me: No. 1: Marcella Hazan May Be in Hell

The late Marcella Hazan was an acknowledged expert, if not The Expert, on Italian cuisine made American. Her recipe for Ragu Bolognese (not…

Started by James M. Martin

4 Jul 28, 2014
Reply by James M. Martin

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