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The most perfect philosophy of the natural kind only staves off our ignorance a little longer: as perhaps the most perfect philosophy of the moral or metaphysical kind serves only to discover larger portions of it. Thus the observation of human blindness and weakness is the result of all philosophy, and meets us at every turn, in spite of our endeavors to elude or avoid it. — David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, IV.i

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July 2014
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Culture, Philosophy, Humor

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word CrimesYou may remember that about a year ago Robin Thicke's song "Blurred Lines" created a [...]

Slavoj Žižek - On IdeologyOne of the more interesting lessons Hegel's dialectical method has contributed to our understan [...]

Sean Carroll vs William Lane Craig - God and CosmologyDoes the universe need an explanation for its existence, or can it be understood as a self-containin [...]

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on the Media's Bullshit Coverage of Malaysian Flight 370The recent, and now tragic, disappearance of Malaysian Flight 370, somehow turned into a journalisti [...]

Edward Snowden - Here's How We Take Back the InternetWhatever our feelings about Edward Snowden as a person are, and what his actions say about him (hero [...]

Lucretius - De Rerum Natura - Death Is Nothing to UsAccording to the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus, one of the greatest impediments to human flouri [...]

A Message from Your Kids' Teachers: You Suck!Somehow we've gotten embedded in our collective mind the idea that educating our children is so [...]

Fox News' Sexist Remarks on Hillary Clinton's AgeWe all know that since Republican presidential candidates have an uncanny ability to get caught in e [...]

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Why The Cosmos Shouldn't Make You Feel SmallAs you probably know, Carl Sagan's famous documentary series Cosmos is getting what I hope will [...]

Conservatives to Poor, Hungry People: Fuck You!Sometimes I wonder if this is all just some twisted dream, of a society run by psychopathic, corrupt [...]

Right Living, Thinking, Etc
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On October 23, 2014 His Holiness the Dalai Lama 14th will be presenting a one day teaching at the Do [...]

Via Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society: “For over a decade, people from all over the Bay [...]

Top officials within the Central Tibetan Administration have begun a campaign to raise awareness of [...]

It was announced Thursday that Fresno Buddhist Temple, a Pure Land community, has made a donation of [...]

Khyentse Foundation recently announced the establishment of its second Award for Outstanding Dissert [...]

It’s a conundrum that has existed for more than two thousand years: How does a monk forbidden from d [...]

Following directives from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nepal’s [...]

“Be a part of HH The Dalai Lama’s legacy,” reads the announcement from Lemle Pictures, “by helping t [...]

Posted by Rangjung Yeshe Institute Rangjung Yeshe Institute (RYI), located in Boudhanath, Nepal, off [...]

Pia Gyger, 1940-2014 The Zen Peacemakers site reports today that Pia Gyger, a psychologist and Zen t [...]

(NaturalNews) "The popular agriculture company Monsanto is partnering with First Lady Michelle [...]

(NaturalNews) We live in a world of outrageous lies fronted by corporate interests, but one of the f [...]

(NaturalNews) Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) have sprung up in recent years, confini [...]

(NaturalNews) Hundreds of additional vials of freeze-dried, exotic pathogens have been discovered at [...]

(NaturalNews) The ground beneath Rockville, Maryland, must have shook as neighbors learned about the [...]

(NaturalNews) Are you unable to lose excess weight? Do you have a family member at risk of dying fro [...]

(NaturalNews) Many women experience heavy menstrual bleeding, a condition called menorrhagia, that w [...]

(NaturalNews) At the time, it became one of the most conspiracy-theorized incidents since the assass [...]

(NaturalNews) Virtually no one in the Japanese public supports nuclear energy production anymore, th [...]

(NaturalNews) Robert Foster used to weigh 327 pounds and his wife Jessica, tipped the scales at 287. [...]

Science News
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  • Sky and Telescope

If you spent 120 days cooped up in a small habitat with six people, what’s the first thing you’d wan [...]

From his perch aboard the International Space Station, Alexander Gerst took this photo this week and [...]

Zoom! This video brings you up close to a region where a bunch of stars are being born. This new vid [...]

The Milky Way measures 100 to 120 thousand light-years across, a distance that defies imagination. B [...]

Remember during the government shutdown when it looked as though a NASA Mars mission would be delaye [...]

The three man crew of NASA’s Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean 45 years ago today on July [...]

Surprise! Three planets believed to be good candidates for having water vapor in their atmosphere ac [...]

Rosetta’s “rubber duckie” comet appears to be wearing a collar! New images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Ge [...]

The winged Dream Chaser mini-shuttle under development by Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) has successfully [...]

You might think the image above of the famous Antenna Galaxies was taken by a large ground-based or [...]

Is The Universe A Bubble? Let's CheckWednesday Jul 16, 2014 Perimeter Associate Faculty member [...]

What Great Scientists Did When They Weren't Doing Great ScienceWednesday Jul 16, 2014 Even the [...]

Three Perimeter Faculty Receive NSERC Discovery GrantsMonday Jul 14, 2014 Three members of Perimeter [...]

From Pencil Marks To Quantum ComputersThursday Jul 03, 2014 Pick up a pencil. Make a mark on a piece [...]

“Bright Minds in Their Life’s Prime” - Perimeter Celebrates Fifth PSI ClassMonday Jun 23, 2014 Perim [...]

10 Physics Facts About SummerTuesday Jun 17, 2014 As Carl Sagan once wrote: “It does no harm to the [...]

Researchers find “magic” ingredient for quantum computingTuesday Jun 10, 2014 The secret to powerful [...]

Turbulent Black HolesTuesday Jun 03, 2014 New research at Perimeter shows that gravitational fields [...]

10 GREAT QUOTES FROM RICHARD FEYNMANFriday May 09, 2014 Apart from being a brilliant scientist, Rich [...]

LEARN PARTICLE PHYSICS IN 30 SECONDS Friday May 09, 2014 Just don’t blink! [...]

Experiences at every stage of life contribute to cognitive abilities in old ageEarly life experiences, such as childhood socioeconomic status and literacy, may have greater influe [...]

Intensity of hurricanes: New study helps improve predictions of storm intensityWhile predicting the path of hurricanes has gotten better, little has been done to improve predictin [...]

Magnets for fusion energy: High-temperature superconductor achieves new world record for electrical currentScientists have achieved an electrical current of 100,000 amperes, which is by far the highest in th [...]

Total darkness at night key to success of breast cancer therapy, study showsExposure to light at night, which shuts off nighttime production of the hormone melatonin, renders b [...]

Bacteria manipulate salt to build shelters to hibernateFor the first time, researchers have detected an unknown interaction between microorganisms and salt [...]

Steam energy from the sun: New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steamA new material structure generates steam by soaking up the sun. The structure -- a layer of graphite [...]

Earlier Stone Age artifacts found in Northern Cape of South AfricaExcavations at an archaeological site at Kathu in the Northern Cape province of South Africa have pr [...]

Parched West is using up underground water: Study points to grave implications for Western U.S. water supplyA new study finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basi [...]

Biologist warn of early stages of Earth's sixth mass extinction eventThe planet's current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and e [...]

How to power California with wind, water and sunNew research outlines the path to a possible future for California in which renewable energy creates [...]

Friday, July 25 Mars and Spica shine in the southwest at nightfall. Mars keeps pulling farther away [...]

Fascinating faculae provide a way for anyone with a small telescope to track the ups and downs of th [...]

Light from the puniest galaxies played a bigger role in shaping the early universe than previously t [...]

It's not a showstopper, but right now Comet Jacques (C/2014 E2) is poised for telescopic viewin [...]

Barring the Sun, the closest star to Earth is a triple system called Alpha Centauri, which is over f [...]

Because black holes severely warp the fabric of spacetime, they have a curious effect on the passage [...]

Black holes are singularities: points of infinitely small volume with infinite density. However, the [...]

Different types of black holes form through different processes.The post How do black holes form? ap [...]

The concept of a black hole was first contrived in by John Michell 1783. For a long time, many notab [...]

A black hole is a region of space where the force of gravity is so strong that the escape velocity e [...]