How Should We Regard the Bible in the 21st Century...
Nov 20, 2020 | General Interest, Philosophy, Religion |
Mysteries of History : Atlantis
Oct 30, 2018 | General Interest, Philosophy |
Socrates’ Antidote to Gossip – The Thr...
May 5, 2017 | General Interest, Philosophy |
Which Came First – The Chicken or the Egg ?
Jan 3, 2017 | General Interest, Philosophy |
Is there a Place in our Brains where Consciousness...
May 27, 2016 | Philosophy, Science |
Who ‘discovered’ the Atom ?
Feb 23, 2016 | Philosophy, Science |
The simplest of experiences can hatch eureka moments. Legend has it that despite all his inherited wealth and global travels, the ancient Greek philosopher Democritus hit upon one of the most fundamental of ideas in physics while sitting in the comfort of his own home.
Are you the same person you were 10 years ago ?
Oct 29, 2013 | Philosophy, Science |
Why is there something rather than nothing?
Oct 11, 2013 | Philosophy, Religion |
What’s it like to be a bat ?
Mar 5, 2013 | Philosophy |
Are We Capable of Understanding the Universe ?
Jan 15, 2013 |
The pursuit of science is based on the belief that the explanations we seek are comprehensible to the human brain. But supposing they’re not? What if no human brain is well enough equipped to understand the universe. What if we are fooling ourselves?Read More
What is Art ?
Jun 26, 2012 |
What is Art ? Can it be defined or is beauty really only in the eye of the beholder?Read More
Ockham’s Razor – The Elegance of Simplicity
Jun 15, 2012 |
Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate;” or “Plurality should not be posited without necessity.” A philosophical proposition that has shaped our world view.Read More
The Anthropic Principle
Apr 13, 2012 |
Why does the universe have all the right physical characteristics to support intelligent life. How probable is it ? Does the universe only exist at all once it has conscious observers ?Read More
Can Machines think – CAPTCHA and the Turing test
Mar 20, 2012 |
Can machines think ? Computer genius Alan Turing tried to answer this philosophical question by devising the Turing test. You might be surprised to find that you take part in this regularly with CAPTCHAsRead More
Top Five Thought Experiments
Jan 13, 2012 |
Thought experiments are mental hypotheses, used by philosophers as ways of illuminating complex ideas. Here’s 5 of the top hot topics.Read More
Is free will an illusion ?
Nov 8, 2011 |
What would you say if scientists could show that brain activity to press a button occurred 7 seconds before you consciously made the decision to even do so ?Read More
Mind & Body – Where do they begin and end
Sep 16, 2011 |
The Mind-Body problem. One of philosophy’s great topics of conjecture and debate. How are mental phenomena explicable in terms of, or otherwise related to, physical states and events in the body ?Read More
Brain in a Vat – What is Reality
May 13, 2011 |
What if the concepts put forward by the films “The Matrix” and “Vanilla Sky” were real ?Read More