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Everyday, we see new technologies, new feats of engineering, new sciences unfolding before our very eyes. In a very real sense, the scientific progress of the world around us directly effects our lives and changes each generation in their views and experience of the world. Read More »


Nirvana, Satori, the divine, the sublime. Spiritual masters strive for ideals beyond the capacities of mere mortals.

Yet are these the ideals we should strive for, or are we becoming something ‘less than human’?

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Photograph by Kyle J. Thompson

When I’m thinking on my own, I am sad.

I’m frustrated that I’m thinking about loneliness  and wanting, needing someone in my life. I’m thinking I’m better than others and they are not good enough for me — I take care of my appearance, I am intelligent, I am socially adept… and I’m ugly, I don’t know how to do much of anything really, and I’m anxious and depressed, and I’m frozen. Read More »

There’s a book a friend of mine introduced me to a little while back. Sadly, I still haven’t read it, but “The Shallows” by Nickolas Carr certainly sparked an interesting conversation between us. Read More »

The technologies and epistemic progress of today will undoubtedly shape the future of tomorrow. There discovers on the horizon that leave no question as to whether humanity will need to deeply consider the implications of using such technologies.

Even today, technologies such as stem cells, atom bombs, and biological weapons cause us to question the terrible nature of the progress of knowledge in those directions. Read More »