BEEPS AND BLIPS FROM OUTERSPACE
UMWELT

"Umwelt is the idea that because their senses pick up on different things, different animals in the same ecosystem actually live in very different worlds. Everything about you shapes the world you inhabit--from your ideology to your glasses prescription to your browser window size." --Randall Munroe (xkcd)

the idea can be found in Russell's The Problems of Philosophy

POSTED 2012-04-01 00:16:31 CATEGORY PHILOSOPHY TAGS BERTRAND RUSSELL SENSE DATA UMWELT XKCD
BOOK: THE ATHEIST'S GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS
The Atheist's Guide to ChristmasThe Atheist's Guide to Christmas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm very happy to have read this book. It has helped me formulate my own opinion on the holiday and it was entertaining enough to have me laughing out loud.

It is a very easygoing book that both someone labeled an atheist and someone considered religious (but innocently curious about non-believers) would enjoy.

Thank God Borders closed down and only had this book on the shelves when they had a going-out-of-business-sale.you can get a copy for $6 at Amazon.
POSTED 2012-01-08 09:24:17 CATEGORY PHILOSOPHY RELIGION TAGS ATHEIST BOOK CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
GO FORTH: THE GODS WAIT TO DELIGHT IN YOU

Yes, it's a Levi's commercial, but it has a powerful message.

your life is your life don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission. be on the watch. there are ways out. there is a light somewhere. it may not be much light but it beats the darkness. be on the watch. the gods will offer you chances. know them. take them. you can’t beat death but you can beat death in life, sometimes. and the more often you learn to do it, the more light there will be. your life is your life. know it while you have it. you are marvelous the gods wait to delight in you.- Charles Bukowski
POSTED 2011-09-26 11:53:26 CATEGORY PHILOSOPHY TAGS none
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