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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 »


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 »

“Empty of desire, perceive mystery.
Filled with desire, perceive manifestations”  – Tao Te Ching

Connected with the understanding of careful reasoning and unbiased thought, there is observation. In particular, I’m referring to here non-judgmental observation, of the meditative sense.  In order to focus your mind on the truths of the world, a person must fundamentally understand what it is that biases them. What it is that shapes their perspective, speckles their viewpoint. To find these biases, there needs to be observations without judgment. To just look at how it is things come to exist, do exist, and cease to exist. To find exactly what are the causes and effects.

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We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. – Charles R. Swindoll

When I’m depressed, waking up is such a difficult task. All that awaits in a day is misery, annoyance, inconvenience, and new problems. Spending just one more moment in bed, one more moment away from the problems is such a relief. Only bad things can come, and the day is spent attempting to lessen the pain.

I came to a revelation today though. What if your day was a positive experience? What would change? What if, instead of dealing with the problems of the day, you went for the opportunities. There are people around who love you, interesting places to go, experiences worth having, and all sorts of moments to enjoy. No matter what one does in a day, after it’s over, the only thing you can really lose are the opportunities the day afforded you, some never to return.

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The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.Mark Twain

I hate working. It’s as simple as that. I’ve tried getting the usual part time and odd jobs students are usually subject to, but in the end, I’d rather just live with less money and use my time on things I find more interesting. However, that’s not to say I don’t “work hard”. I get good grades in classes I enjoy, and have done many projects in my spare time that would be difficult to consider leisurely. I’m always reading, watching, or studying something that interests me. When I watch movies, play games, read books, etc. I constantly give ratings, critiques and reviews. I always seem to be working, but not doing work.

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