Monthly Archives: April 2010

IS and OUGHT


“A question I have had while the discussion of is and ought was going on was – who says there is an ought? ” Jerald  someone asked This is a very important aspect of the “is-ought” issue. The reason “ought” … Continue reading

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On the End-of-Time Conjecture


Of late there have been many discussions on the the Biblical prophesy of the End of Time. It is important in this context to differentiate between the three kinds of time I mentioned in a previous post: the physical, the … Continue reading

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On Cyber-immortality


“Has it occurred to anyone that the internet is already something of a Singularity, and the wiki manifestation may be an early emergent bud of its salience?” someone asked. 1. I believe it has, except for the use of the … Continue reading

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On the Interfaith Spirit


The interfaith movement is fairly recent in human history. It has both practical and conceptual roots. At the practical level it arises from the fact that modern nations permit and foster multiculturalism and religious diversity. As a result, many people … Continue reading

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How Would the Discovery of Alien Life Affect an Eastern Religion?


In many traditional Hindu writings, we find assumptions and assertions to the effect that there are many worlds that are inhabited by different beings, and even by souls of the departed from the terrestrial world. In some systems of Hindu … Continue reading

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Morosimera


It is amazing how ancient and universal some customs can be. In the 1890s archaeologists unearthed cuneiform tablets which show laughing figures with full moon beside them which have been interpreted as an ancient mode of observing the equivalent of … Continue reading

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