Category Archives: Greek Philosophy

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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It’s Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature

The concept of Mother Earth is an ancient one, appearing in many different cultures. One of the most famous is the Greek Gaia, mother to the Titans, the giants, and many others. Obviously the myth-makers realized that nature has both … Continue reading

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Homunculus Is By Your Side

One term I’ve come across in several places but haven’t been entirely sure what it means is “homunculus.” So I looked it up on Wikipedia, everyone’s favorite source for information that is probably at least partially true, and the indication … Continue reading

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