Monthly Archives: February 2008

Mustache Contest over for me

My favorite thing about this whole contest is that I became aware of this quotation from Nietzsche on mustaches: "The most placid, most reasonable man, so long as he has a big moustache, can sit quietly in its shade — … Continue reading

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Are we alone?

An article today that talks about the “raised hopes” that we may not be unique in the universe.http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23212185/I am always confused by people who “hope” that we find out that we are not unique. If there is extra-terrestrial intelligent life, … Continue reading

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Clemens doped

Three things really struck me from yesterday:1) Clemens claimed that he only discussed his wife using HGH with Pettitte. But his wife (who has now admitted to using HGH) did not use until 3 years after Pettitte claims he talked … Continue reading

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Can Computers think?

Stemming from a post that purports to explain kissing in materialist terms, Huenemann and I are discussing materialism and the mind. In particular, can computers think? And should philosophy be reductionistic? Head over to usuphilosophy.com to join in the discussion.The … Continue reading

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Schilling out?

Well, I guess we’ll need to hold off on the duck boat parade down Charles. Schilling reportedly has a shoulder problem, it might even end his career.My expectations of Schill were pretty modest this year. Last year he pitched 151 … Continue reading

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Charity as a duty? Gift-Giving dilemmas

Pope Benedict has given his Lenten address for 2008. It focuses on almsgiving. You can read it here: http://www.radiovaticana.org/en1/Articolo.asp?c=183165 In the address, Benedict raises an interesting question regarding charity and duty. “To come to their aid is a duty of … Continue reading

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Schadenfreude!

I know that schadenfreude (malicious satisfaction in the suffering or misfortune of others) is a sin, but I’ll admit to taking extreme pleasure in the Patriots* loss today. The football gods balanced the books this evening – the cheating, doping, … Continue reading

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