Not Taking Sides

Consensus is a political concept, not a scientific one, concerning the belief systems of the participants.

Coffee Talk: Free Will, Determinism, Destiny, and more…

Posted by nottakingsides on September 2, 2007

“I’ll give ya a tawpik. Determinism is not the same as Fatalism….discuss!”

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“Think amongst yaselves”

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“What are my Standards of Right and Wrong?”

Posted by nottakingsides on September 2, 2007

 “..well meaning Christians will say “I am not under law but under grace.””

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Do You Believe in Animal Rights?

Posted by nottakingsides on August 18, 2007

Then are you being hypocritical?

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“…there is nothing to stop people mistreating pet tarantulas or lobsters kept in restaurant aquariums..” Read the rest of this entry »

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Merry Miller, Holly Hunter & Chris Farley – Awkward Interviews!

Posted by nottakingsides on July 27, 2007

Really bad interviewers..

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Europe, State-Supported Churches, NPR, Hotel Bibles, etc…

Posted by nottakingsides on July 14, 2007

Interesting Post By See-Dubya

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“..state supported churches are banal, PC, and empty.”

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Movie: “Thunderbolts Of The Gods”

Posted by nottakingsides on March 14, 2007

Einstein was wrong? He just left something out..

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“From the smallest particle to the largest galactic formations, a web of circuitry connects and unifies all of nature, organizing galaxies, energizing stars, giving birth to planets and, on our own world, controlling weather and animating biological organisms. There are no isolated islands in space.”

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“Bible Difficulties” – Many Questions Answered!

Posted by nottakingsides on March 12, 2007

 Have questions about the bible?

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List: Movies That Stretch The Mind

Posted by nottakingsides on March 6, 2007

…for various reasons (philosophy, truth-seeking, futuristic, existence, self-discovery,  time travel, humanity, didactic themes, psychology, art of film-making, etc…)

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“LOST”: John Locke Character = John Locke Philosopher?

Posted by nottakingsides on February 17, 2007

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Unskilled and Unaware of It

Posted by nottakingsides on February 15, 2007

I sometimes like to be reminded of my unawareness of my unawareness.

“In the neurosciences, practitioners and researchers occasionally come across the curious malady of anosognosia. Caused by certain types of damage to the right side of the brain, anosognosia leaves people paralyzed on the left side of their body. But more than that, when doctors place a cup in front of such patients and ask them to pick it up with their left hand, patients not only fail to comply but also fail to understand why. When asked to explain their failure, such patients might state that they are tired, that they did not hear the doctor’s instructions, or that they did not feel like responding–but never that they are suffering from paralysis. In essence, anosognosia not only causes paralysis, but also the inability to realize that one is paralyzed.

In this article, we proposed a psychological analogue to anosognosia. We argued that incompetence, like anosognosia, not only causes poor performance but also the inability to recognize that one’s performance is poor.”

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