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Everything Is Nothing

December 26, 2012 1 comment

If perception is truth, then there’s no such thing as truth.

Xenocrates

Shades-of-grey-illusionThe squares labeled A and B are the same shade. Click here to see proof.

Rene Descartes once posited that the only proof that we exist is the fact that we are conscious of ourselves thinking. His famous quote, “Cogito, ergo sum” (I think, therefore I am) has a great deal of meaning for those of us who are constantly in search of the meaning of life. I have already posited that life has no intrinsic meaning outside of what you choose to give it. In this post, I’ll go a step further to demonstrate why there is no such thing as truth.

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What’s the point of it all?

August 3, 2012 Leave a comment

God is the correct answer to a silly question.

Xenocrates

This fantastic sight wasn’t created. It evolved that way. The NGC 1672 Spiral Galaxy © Hubble Telescope.

A young woman confronted me recently about my last post. She was angry at me because it made sense. All her life, even though she doesn’t subscribe to any particular religion, she still wanted to believe that somewhere out there, there was something more than the life that we have. Apparently she was dissatisfied with how her life turned out and hoped that there was something more. So I conceded that yes, there is something more, but it is probably not spiritual. She was furious: “Why not?” She prodded. “How else can we explain our existence if there isn’t some grand purpose to it?” This post is my answer to her question.

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The Higgs Boson: Why the ‘God’ Particle won’t quell Religion

July 5, 2012 Leave a comment

Now that we’ve found the creator in a laboratory, can we stop believing in this religious nonsense?

Xenocrates

Unless you were living under a rock for the last 72 hours, it is inescapable that you’ve heard the news. Scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva have finally discovered the particle that for the last 38 years has been theorized as being responsible for conferring mass to subatomic particles. In layman’s terms, it is the particle that is responsible for the creation of the universe. So that ultimately begs a very crucial question: Now that we’ve found the universe’s creator in a laboratory, can we stop believing in this religious nonsense?

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Humanity is still a Primitive Species

June 18, 2012 Leave a comment

For all our technological advancement, we are still little more than apes with tools.

Xenocrates

This is what we would look like to an advanced extra-terrestrial civilization.

You may have looked around yourself lately and thought how magnificent it is to be alive during the time that you are, especially with all of our technological advancements. And yet, if there exists a civilization advanced enough to cross the galaxy to meet us, all of this would be worthless. Why? Because we are still quite a primitive species and I’m about to tell you how.

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The Anatomy of Racism (Part 1 of 4)

February 26, 2012 Leave a comment

If racism was taught, then who taught the first child to be racist?

Xenocrates

Racial Segregation in Durham, NC

We have come a long way since the civil rights uproar in the 1960’s. Up until then, white folks were not afraid of openly and publicly denouncing black people as genetically inferior humans. It’s intriguing to consider then that since the 1960’s, the only thing that has changed is how society perceives racism. It seriously questions the notion that racism is taught. In this post, I will attempt to demonstrate that the propensity for racism is intrinsic to human nature. That is why even after society has successfully demonized this behaviour, it will never truly go away.

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The Enigma of Life (Part 2 of 2) — The Meaning of Life

August 14, 2011 1 comment

Human lives are no more significant in the grand scheme of the universe than the lives of cockroaches on the same scale of magnitude.

Xenocrates

Humanity and all life enveloped by it, is a by product of a cosmic matter engine. — Image by Jamie Beck

When you think about the complexity of life on this planet, our first instinct is to think that the meaning of our lives extends from the complexity inherent in life as we know it. The truth is that wherever life exists in the universe, irrespective of its complexity, the purpose of that life is exactly the same. There is no greater relativistic significance that’s attributable to humanity.

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The Enigma of Life (Part 1 of 2) — What is life?

August 13, 2011 Leave a comment

…life is a miracle of astronomical mathematical improbability.

Xenocrates


The transitional beauty of life from land to sea as juxtaposed against the epitome of a seashore owes more to a natural phenomena than a mythological inexplicability. — Image Credit: Kert Gartner, 2011

In response to my previous post, someone had asked me in person: “If god was invented by humans to satisfy the need to worship something, then what is the meaning of life?” The very question is based on the premise that one needs a god to give life meaning (or that having a god would make life more meaningful). It’s like saying that tooth fairies make losing a tooth more meaningful or that storks make childbirth more miraculous. We know what the meaning of life is. Just like losing a tooth and the miracle of childbirth, the meaning lies in our biology.

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