Monthly Archives: May 2009

Obama and Cheney on the World: Who’s Living in the Real World?

Answer: NEITHER OF THEM!  Although Obama seems to be more practical, he’s still holding on to an ideology and we can see this through the whole torture debates.  Here is their philosophical positions as I can see it: OBAMA:  Since … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Torture | 3 Comments

Book Review: The Assault on Reason by Al Gore

I usually don’t read books by politicians, mainly because it’s usually a book displaying why the other side is wrong or putting forth some ideology.  But when I was Gore’s book and the title, I told myself, “this book is … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Government | 1 Comment

Study: The More Daughters the Father Has, the More Liberal-Minded He Is

A study suggested that the more daughters a father has, the more liberal-minded he is.  Taken from the study: Compared with males, females tend to be more in favour of higher taxes to fund provision such as the NHS. Higher … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Values | 7 Comments

Being vs. Doing Again: Application in Ethics

I previously posted a blog about Being vs. Doing. It was dealing with how people looked at the world and weather a “being” philosophy has a higher status than a “doing” philosophy, or vice-versa.  I think this would also apply … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Capital Punishment, Empiricism, Epistemology, Ethics, Paper Topic, Rationalism, Same-Sex | 4 Comments

Monkeys Understand Fairness and Cooperation

Everyone thinks humans are special because they’re the only species that understands fairness.  Think again:

Posted in Respect, Rights, Values | 5 Comments

How to do Philosophy

As an undergrad, I did philosophy by reading the material, trying to get an understanding of them, and then answer various questions in class.  In grad school, I did philosophy by trying to get a broader understanding of the philosophers … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Paper Topic | 2 Comments

Saying “I Love You”

Saying “I love you” seems to be a trick, a chicanery, a manipulation just to get the other person to say “I love you too.”

Posted in Love, Relationships | 25 Comments

US views of Abortion Have Shifted to Pro-Life

. . . for the first time in 15 years.  The majority of Americans have typically been pro-choice since Roe v. Wade (except for a few moments during the Regan administration).  But a recent poll which you can see here … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, News | 1 Comment

Adding Sketches to Spam

Someone has made sketches pertaining to those lame spam mails that you receive.  Check out the rest here.  It’s awesome.

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Two Examples of Freedom of Speech in Crisis

A few weeks ago, Carrie Prejean (aka Miss California) got some heat mainly from two things.  The first is seen below: Many people got offended by this.  At the same time, Prejean also posed in topless pics before she became … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of Speech, J. S. Mill | 9 Comments