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What is the Chrome extension and How to build one

Chrome extension are the program which adds new functionality to Chrome browser. It takes little space in the toolbar for instant access.<p>It uses only …

A Philosophy Blog

Courtesy of Clifford Sosis, as always. Prof. McNaughton, a Brit, is currently Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University; this part of his …

American Philosophy

a world of ideas

The fantasy of living forever is just a fig leaf for the fear of death – and comes at great personal cost

The Arguments You Will Never, Ever Win

In the final scene of <i>Some Like It Hot</i> (1959), Jack Lemmon, who is so good at female impersonation that he has provoked a proposal of marriage, is …

How to Live Out Loud: 8 Lessons for an Authentic, Empowered Life

<b>“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson</b><p>Growing up, I …

Positive Thinking

'I Make Myself Rich by Making My Wants Few'

The title of this article is a quote from Henry David Thoreau, one that came rushing into my mind yesterday as I looked at Amazon’s sales during …

25 quotes that inspire action

Anyone can talk about being an entrepreneur or starting a business, but very few do. The difference is found in those that choose to take action.<p>Successful entrepreneurs and business owners know that success requires taking action. Don't talk about what needs to get done - get out there and start …

'A Facebook Break Can Bring You Peace, Clarity And Some Old School Flirting'

"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."<p>-- Henry David Thoreau<p>I took a break from Facebook.<p>Let me just say I love Facebook. I have the coolest 1,000 friends ever and I learn something new every day. And since I continuously edit my feed to remove anything undesirable or …

Batteries

This Dude Just Used Jelly Beans To Convince Me To Live My Life To The Fullest

61 min The Staging Post follows two Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar and Khadim. Stuck in Indonesia after Australia 'stopped the boats' and facing …

Where Does Consciousness Come From?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> What Makes Us ... Us<p><b>About John Searle's TED Talk</b><p>Philosopher John Searle argues that consciousness is what makes us human. He makes the case for studying consciousness and accepting it as a biological phenomenon.<p><b>About John Searle</b><p>John Searle has contributed to …

6 Lessons I Learned From Six Years In College

Is college worth the investment of your time and money? And what do you even learn in college?<p>When it comes to learning—I like to learn by doing. So …

What Is A Paradigm Shift, Anyway?

Thomas Kuhn, the well-known physicist, philosopher and historian of science, was born 94 years ago today. He went on to become an important and broad-ranging thinker, and one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century.<p>Kuhn's 1962 book, <i>The Structure of Scientific Revolutions</i>, …

University of California

A Philosophy Blog

You Become What You Believe

Your mind is so powerful. It is your key to health, success and happiness. As Oprah once said, "You don't become what you want, you become what you believe."<p>I was recently chatting with my mother who is battling colon cancer for the second time in four years. We talked about how mindset goes …

Henry David Thoreau

21 Quotes About Failing Fearlessly

The road to success includes failing with purpose—using failure and mistakes as a continuous opportunity to reflect, review and rise again. Here are …

Saint Augustine of Hippo His Confession of Faith

Few theologians have attained as much renown and influence in history as Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430 CE), a 'Doctor' of the Catholic Church and …

Theology

Conclusion of Gita, Bible, Quran And Tripiṭaka

<i>Photo: http://bahaiteachings.org/</i><p>Gita, Bible, Quran and Tripitaka often said to be the word of God by followers of various religions are the works of the Supreme Being. They describe how we are related to the ultimate God and how we should live our life so that we do not incur any kind of sins …

Does Religious Thinking Beget Violence?

In his final tweet before going on a shooting spree in Baton Rouge, which left three police officers dead, Gavin Long wrote,<p>Just bc you wake up every …

Religious Ideologies Should Not Be Used as a Campaign Tool

The battles over the dominant religious ideology are being waged within and across faith traditions.

Ideology

Everyday Problems

<b>HOMELESSNESS</b><p>The last time a global survey was attempted – by the United Nations in 2005 – an estimated 100 million people were homeless worldwide. As …

Sub-Saharan Africa

The Secular Mind versus the Whole Heart - Glory to God for All Things

Thinking is among the most misleading things in the modern world, or, to be more precise, thinking about thinking is misleading. For a culture that …

Social Security Helps Twice As Many Children As We Thought

There is a key element missing in the ongoing debate about Social Security’s future: an understanding of the impact the program has on children. It’s …

Retirement

Contradiction? Even atheists — many of them — believe in life continuing in heaven after death

An atheist who believes in heaven may look like an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms. Nonetheless, there are people who do not believe in God but …

Materialism: The False God of Modern Science

Trained to believe that every object as well as every act in the universe is matter, an aspect of matter, or produced by matter—that is, schooled to …

The Future of Design (and how to prepare for it)

In trying to figure out what the future of design will look like, we’re at a bit of a loss.Technology is changing at a rapid pace. In five years, …

The one argument that might make a hardline atheist stop and think...

Aggressive atheists are a bit like exotic animals – I know they exist but I havn't really come across them. I've seen them on TV, heard them debate …