Category Archives: philosophy

Religion vs. Gender Equality & Feminism

How do reli­gions treat women? How do eman­ci­pat­ed women treat reli­gion? A sequence of events recent­ly has made my mind unqui­et over this sub­ject. Nita asked if Hin­duism was com­ing of age, with peo­ple per­form­ing the sacred ‘thread cer­e­mo­ny’ on … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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QOTD — 10th Oct 2007

After the intense and enlight­en­ing dis­cus­sion on an ear­li­er post — An Unqui­et Mind Over Mat­ter — I couldn’t help resist shar­ing today’s Quote of the Day from The Quotation’s Page. It’s a per­fect rejoin­der that serves a sump­tu­ous dessert … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Religion vs. Atheism in Parenting

A few weeks back, I read Richard Dawkins in The God Delu­sion say: I want us to flinch when we hear of a ‘Chris­t­ian child’ or a ‘Mus­lim child’. Small chil­dren are too young to know their views on life, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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50 Years…

Sput­nik soare­dAt­las Shrugged­Mankind roare­dEarth unplugged Start of a space race­What a dis­graceAmidst all the pace­Who lost their face? Fifty yearsCom­mu­nism shat­teredMan yearn­sHis dreams shat­tered Ayn Rand pub­lishedRus­sia extin­guishedGalt spokeThe world awoke Dag­ny Tag­gartA rail­road at heart­Torn apartYet, a work of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Runaway Train

Pro­logue I decid­ed to add this pro­logue after the first few com­ments to this post. This post uses an inci­dent in India, but is actu­al­ly uni­ver­sal in nature and focus­es on the moral, philo­soph­i­cal, and eth­i­cal deci­­sion-mak­ing involved in an … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A 9/11 Tribute from Voyager & Carl Sagan

      This image was tak­en, at Sagan’s sug­ges­tion, by Voy­ager 1 on Feb­ru­ary 14, 1990. As the space­craft left our plan­e­tary neigh­bor­hood to the edges of our solar sys­tem, engi­neers turned it around for one last look at … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Human Rights and Amnesty

Amnesty Inter­na­tion­al (AI) is a world­wide move­ment of peo­ple who cam­paign for inter­na­tion­al­ly rec­og­nized human rights. It is one of the fore­most insti­tu­tions, rec­og­nized world­wide, towards the fight for indi­vid­ual human rights. Why is it called “Amnesty”? The def­i­n­i­tion of “Amnesty” … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Meaning of freedom

Imag­ine not being able to: Study Wikipedia Read news sources like BBC, New York Times, Wash­ing­ton Post, Econ­o­mist Ref­er­ence the Inter­net Movie Data­base (IMDB) Use MySpace, YouTube, Digg, or Orkut View pic­tures on Flickr Read blogs on Word­Press, Live­Jour­nal, or Blogspot … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Fittest vs. Fanatictest

After the Chris­t­ian fun­da­men­tal­ists’ ape-like antics dur­ing the Hin­du priest’s open­ing the Sen­ate morn­ing ses­sion, comes a more wor­ri­some por­tent. The Den­ver Post reports that evo­lu­tion­ary biol­o­gists and uni­ver­si­ty pro­fes­sors teach­ing evo­lu­tion have been receiv­ing death threats from a Chris­t­ian … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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