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>""Perhaps it’s time to trust what seems self-evident, and stop being afraid to look for guidance in a tradition that has proved reliable for so many for so long." ~ _...Read More_
>""Perhaps it’s time to trust what seems self-evident, and stop being afraid to look for guidance in a tradition that has proved reliable for so many for so long." ~ _...Read More_
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"Kurt Gödel revolutionized mathematics with his incompleteness theorem, but its most compelling implications might be what it means for the study of the mind."
"Kurt Gödel revolutionized mathematics with his incompleteness theorem, but its most compelling implications might be what it means for the study of the mind."
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"It is humility that makes men as angels."
"It is humility that makes men as angels."
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>"Translated into English for the first time, these diaries provide a glimpse into the innermost thoughts of a great _...Read More_
>"Translated into English for the first time, these diaries provide a glimpse into the innermost thoughts of a great _...Read More_
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“When the Messianic idea appears as a living force in the world … it always occurs in the closest connection with apocalypticism,” Gershom Scholem observed in 1959. Scholem could state this with authority. The greatest modern scholar of _...Read More_
“When the Messianic idea appears as a living force in the world … it always occurs in the closest connection with apocalypticism,” Gershom Scholem observed in 1959. Scholem could state this with authority. The greatest modern scholar of _...Read More_
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>"If we manage to find intelligent life somewhere in the cosmos, then, strange as it may be, at least it will provide evidence that we are not alone in bearing the burden of _...Read More_
>"If we manage to find intelligent life somewhere in the cosmos, then, strange as it may be, at least it will provide evidence that we are not alone in bearing the burden of _...Read More_
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"I couldn’t work much, but work with assurance." —Wittgenstein
"I couldn’t work much, but work with assurance." —Wittgenstein
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>"Here are five theories."
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>"The advances of science are resurrecting the religious imagination. Human history will end when men become gods — or dust. The alternative is an ecology of existence."
>"The advances of science are resurrecting the religious imagination. Human history will end when men become gods — or dust. The alternative is an ecology of existence."
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>"Insects appear to be more intelligent and emotionally complex than we give them credit for. Perhaps, new research suggests, they are even conscious."
>"Insects appear to be more intelligent and emotionally complex than we give them credit for. Perhaps, new research suggests, they are even conscious."
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>"Philosopher Byung-Chul Han: Art can “evoke the glimmer of a new form of life.”"
>"Philosopher Byung-Chul Han: Art can “evoke the glimmer of a new form of life.”"
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"Henri Bergson’s conception of free will as the continual creation of unpredictable novelty can lead us away from social-media driven anxieties that so often cripple our decision-making capacities."
"Henri Bergson’s conception of free will as the continual creation of unpredictable novelty can lead us away from social-media driven anxieties that so often cripple our decision-making capacities."
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“Human works mean nothing outside a human frame of reference.”
“Human works mean nothing outside a human frame of reference.”
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>"The real motivation of respectable progressivism is managing guilty conscience and conserving bourgeois privileges."
>"The real motivation of respectable progressivism is managing guilty conscience and conserving bourgeois privileges."
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>"The Clock of the Long Now, a 10,000-year clock, is representative of the kind of long-term thinking and planning humanity needs more of."
>"The Clock of the Long Now, a 10,000-year clock, is representative of the kind of long-term thinking and planning humanity needs more of."