Category Archives: Greek Philosophy

God in the Flesh

Are gods physical beings? It appears that, in general, earlier cultures considered them to be such, but religion has developed away from that idea toward that of their being pure spirit. Of course, gods can TAKE physical form if they … Continue reading

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Merely a Man

I wrote about demonization last week, but there’s another way people dealt with gods they didn’t believe in, which is claiming that they’re simply people who came to be worshipped. Of course this kind of thing actually happened, both with … Continue reading

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My Venus of the Stars

Aphrodite is the goddess of love and beauty, which makes her sound like she should be one of the friendlier deities, but such is not necessarily the case. Like most members of the Greek pantheon, she could be helpful or … Continue reading

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Magical and Mechanical Modification

When discussing Oz and its motley assortment of characters who are alive despite not containing genetic material (at least as we know it), or as in the case of Tik-Tok NOT alive although they can perform pretty much all the … Continue reading

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A Dogma in the Fight

Do science and religion contradict each other? On the face of it, I’d say no. Science is a way of finding out about how the world operates through observation and experimentation, and religion is a belief that the universe is … Continue reading

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Aristotle, Aristotle Was a Beggar for the Bottle

One interesting concept that I hadn’t really thought about until seeing mentions of it on the Internet is that of how science differs from reason. The two work in tandem, of course, but reason is an internalized process, while science … Continue reading

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I’m a Professional Cynic, But My Heart’s Not in It

Why is cynicism considered such a bad thing? Before looking at that, and because I want to pad out this entry, I’m first going to look at the origins of Cynicism. The word actually means “dog,” and I don’t know … Continue reading

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