Shaun Kane

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Determinists vs Libertarians

<b>Episode #9 of the c</b><b>ourse</b> <b>“Philosophical ideas that everyone should know”</b><p>As awesome as it is to believe in free will, doing so presents a problem. …

Leviathan

<b>Episode #10 of the c</b><b>ourse</b> <b>“Philosophical ideas that everyone should know”</b><p>Philosopher Thomas Hobbes published his book Leviathan in 1651. Leviathan is …

Theodicy

<b>Episode #8 of the c</b><b>ourse</b> <b>“Philosophical ideas that everyone should know”</b><p>Theodicy represents trying to reason why God, assuming God is good, would …

Occam’s razor

<b>Episode #7 of the c</b><b>ourse</b> <b>“Philosophical ideas that everyone should know”</b><p>Occam’s razor is named after William of Occam, a 14th-century philosopher. The …

The Liar Paradox

<b>Episode #6 of the c</b><b>ourse</b> <b>“Philosophical ideas that everyone should know”</b><p>The “liar paradox” started when the Greek Epimenides, a Cretan, stated, “All …

Aristotelian and mathematical logic

<b>Episode #5 of the c</b><b>ourse</b> <b>“Philosophical ideas that everyone should know”</b><p>Lasting through the 19th century, the science of logic took the path Aristotle …

Hume's guillotine

Hume’s guillotine<p><b>Episode #4 of the c</b><b>ourse</b> <b>“Philosophical ideas that everyone should know”</b><p>In his Treatise of Human Nature, philosopher David Hume gives …

Cogito ergo sum

<b>Episode #1 of the c</b><b>ourse</b> <b>“Philosophical ideas that everyone should know”</b><p>“Cogito, ergo sum” is Latin and translates to “I think, therefore I am.” René …

Categorical imperative

<b>Episode #2 of the c</b><b>ourse</b> <b>“Philosophical ideas that everyone should know”</b><p>From the perspective of the German philosopher Immanuel Kant, lying is never …

Monetarism

<b>Episode #10 of the course “Brief History of Economic Thought”</b><p>Founded by Keynesian economists who criticized some of the functions of that theory, …

Supply-side Economics

<b>Episode #9 of the course “Brief History of Economic Thought”</b><p>In the latter half of the 20th century, a kind of stagnation began to occur in global …

Keynesian Economics

<b>Episode #8 of the course “Brief History of Economic Thought”</b><p>Keynesian economics, named for its founder and principal theorist John Maynard Keynes, is …

Austrian School

<b>Episode #7 of the course “Brief History of Economic Thought”</b><p>Economic theorist Carl Menger founded a school of thought in the Austrian capital of …

Marginal Revolution

<b>Episode #6 of the course “Brief History of Economic Thought”</b><p>In the late 19th century, economic theory had been developing along two lines of …

Neoclassical Economics

<b>Episode #5 of the course “Brief History of Economic Thought”</b><p>Neoclassical economics is a theory of analyzing economic patterns that expands on the …

Marxian Economics

<b>Episode #4 of the course “Brief History of Economic Thought”</b><p>The writings of philosopher and socio-political critic Karl Marx have had a vast impact …

Physiocrats

<b>Episode #2 of the course “Brief History of Economic Thought”</b><p>During the European Enlightenment of the mid-18th century, a group of new economic …

Mercantilism

<b>Episode #1 of the c</b><b>ourse “Brief History of Economic Thought”</b><p>Global economic policy took a drastic turn during the 16th century. A rising merchant …

Buying organic veggies at the supermarket is a waste of money

It has happened to all of us. You’re standing in the produce aisle, just trying to buy some zucchini, when you face the inevitable choice: Organic or regular?<p>It’s a loaded question that can mean many different things, sometimes all at once: Healthy or pesticide-drenched? Tasty or bland? Fancy or …

Agriculture

Why Medieval Knights Were Just Bros on Horseback

Mark Twain was a better bullshit detector than most, and when he got a whiff of a particularly foul piece of propaganda or pomposity, the American …

Mark Twain

All We Are Saying, Is Give Bees A Chance: How To Grow a Pollinator Garden

<i>Red Fox</i><p>We're probably not the first to tell you that bees have been disappearing from their hives, never to return, at alarming rates. Colony …

Plants

Is It Time to Bring Back the Battleships?

Is it time to bring back the battleship?<p>For decades, naval architects have concentrated on building ships that, by the standards of the World Wars, …

8 Unstoppable Rules For Writing Killer Short Stories

Short fiction is the "garage band" of science fiction, claims Tor Books editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden, so it's time to step on that fuzzbox and …

Creative Writing

Is an ancient manuscript that claims Jesus married REAL? Study of ink used in papyrus suggests it could be authentic

• <b>Text reads: 'Jesus said to them, 'My wife'' and 'she will...be my disciple'</b>• <b><br>Some have used this to prove Jesus was married instead of celibate</b>• <b><br>But many</b> …

Paul Krugman: Why Conservatives Reject Reality About Wage Increases

In particular, the conventional wisdom attributed rising inequality to technological change, which was raising the demand for highly educated workers …

Economics
Pasta

The 37 Best Websites to Learn Something New

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and …

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

Homeless man plays best cover of Styx’s ‘Come Sail Away’ you’ve ever heard

Ever seen a homeless man named Donald play a flawless version of Styx’s “Come Sail Away” on the piano on a sidewalk in Sarasota, Florida? If, for …

Judge brings burglary suspect to tears after revealing a surprise about his past

When Mindy Glazer and Arthur Booth attended middle school together in south Florida, the two were good buddies. They played football with each other …

Miami-Dade County