intellect

Insightful post about reason, abstract thinking, and science, highlighting gifted science fiction influencers.

  • Howard Titman
    Published 2 days ago
    Have I learned anything yet?

    Have I learned anything yet?

    Why? Let me begin by asking a question. Can you be yourself if you feel that someone is looking over your shoulder all the time? When you are certain over many years, that the one looking over your shoulder, doesn't like the way you think.
  • R.Ashley
    Published 22 days ago
    Truth or Fact

    Truth or Fact

    What do you see? A light? A bulb? Darkness? What does the human eye see first? Do you see the reflection of the light illuminating off of the wall and the shadows of lines that it creates? Do you see the details and the intricacies of the bulb design? Or do you see the whole picture itself and nothing stands out to you?
  • Jacob Herr
    Published 29 days ago
    Discomfort & Intolerance

    Discomfort & Intolerance

    To paraphrase a line from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, science is the study of fact; not truth. If it’s truth that one is interested in, there are numerous podcasts pertaining philosophy and theology on Spotify. However, what does a scientist do when the person who writes their checks is looking for only a certain kind of fact? Let’s say, for example, that there is a man named Joe. Joe is a learned archeologist during a time of renewed public interest in Joe’s particular field of research. New university chairs are being endowed, new museums are being opened, the older museums are receiving an increase of funding, archeological sites are becoming popular tourist attractions, multiple books and documentaries are being released to raise awareness about important local history. Yet, all that Joe has to do in order to partake in this paradise of higher learning, is to put his soul up for sale. This fictitious conundrum was exactly what the German academic community was faced with during the regime of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. It’s efforts created a Frankenstien-esc monstrosity of pseudoacademia and was used to justify their political agenda of ignorance, bigotry, racism, ethnic superiority, and genocide; only to have it’s methods continue on into the modern day (in a way which may be difficult to recognize at first glance).
  • Basil
    Published about a month ago
    Math Morals (Part 7)

    Math Morals (Part 7)

    1. Shapes such as triangles, squares, circles etc. follow certain rules. For example, dividing the circumference of a circle by its diameter will always give pi, no matter what the size of the circle is. Likewise, square has four equal sides and so on.
  • Basil
    Published about a month ago
    Nature vs. Man-Made (Trees vs. Buildings)

    Nature vs. Man-Made (Trees vs. Buildings)

    As I was walking through my block during the morning walk, I was trying to observe my surroundings, not specifically, but was trying to take a general look at the environment around me. For the first time in my life, I made some weirdly obvious, yet never thought about observations. In any typical city, we would usually see two common things: buildings and greenery (trees). What follows is my observation and thoughts from what I observed in my surroundings:
  • Daniel
    Published 2 months ago
    The measurement of time is a man-made prison

    The measurement of time is a man-made prison

    We measure time constantly, sometimes without even realising it. Not just the time of day, but we measure the amount of time it will take us to perform certain tasks and how much time we have left to do things. Now I’m sure you’re thinking this all sounds normal and harmless, that’s because it is … on the surface. When you look at this concept more objectively, you’ll find that timekeeping is not a natural phenomenon in the way that we think it is. It was not here before us in the way that oxygen and gravity were.
  • Karan Thapa
    Published 2 months ago
    Is Human Identity really positive for the World?

    Is Human Identity really positive for the World?

    We may have advanced in our understanding of Identity, with branches of studies like Philosophy and Psychology deriving many concepts and logics of Identity. But with all our understanding of our Self Identity and Social Identity, is our Identity positive for our world?
  • Sigmund Carlson
    Published 2 months ago
    Specialist And Generalist Knowledge: Get The Best of Both Worlds

    Specialist And Generalist Knowledge: Get The Best of Both Worlds

    “The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice,” Brian Herbert.
  • Katelind Sky
    Published 2 months ago
    To Understand Descartes

    To Understand Descartes

    To understand Descartes’ Meditations, one must be aware of the time period that he wrote these philosophy analyses. He sought to undermine Aristotelian thought (the majority of knowledge comes from the senses). While he, on the other hand, unfolds his own assertion that knowledge comes from the mind. In the first and second meditations he thoroughly discards all belief that could be doubted and thus comes to the conclusion that thought is the essential action that allows and determines the world around us. In other words, we must know more about our mind than the world around us, rather than analyzing the world. He also proves why one must analyze the mind and how one could do this.
  • Basil
    Published 2 months ago
    Math Morals (Part 6): Proportions

    Math Morals (Part 6): Proportions

    We get a proportion when we put two ratios or rates equal to each other. So, (1/3) = (100/300) is a proportion where 1/3 is a ratio of 1:3 and 100/300 is a ratio of 100:300, but since both ratios have the same value, we put them equal to each other to make a proportion. So basically, a proportion is an equality statement of ratios or rates.
  • Basil
    Published 2 months ago
    Math Morals (Part 5): Lessons In Equations, Integers, Expressions and More...

    Math Morals (Part 5): Lessons In Equations, Integers, Expressions and More...

    Equality vs. Justice: The equal sign '=' shows that both sides of the equation must have the same value. However, we need to recognize that equality is not the same as justice. So for example, if someone has two sons, one is 15 years old and the other is 4 years old, it would be an equal division to give them the same amount to eat. But it would be unjust for the elder one to be given the same little amount as the younger one. This is because the younger one ate to his full while the elder one still remains hungry.
  • Mark Davies
    Published 2 months ago
    Everything you know is wrong. (Part 1)

    Everything you know is wrong. (Part 1)

    What if everything you'd ever been told was a lie? Have you ever wondered to yourself what 'all this' (life) is really about and how the universe works? Suppose I told you you can create the life of your desires, no matter what that is? Just by reading this article, your life will change dramatically for the better. Today you start your awakening process . But don't just accept everything you're told by ANYONE- do your own research and decide for yourself. Before I start it's important to have an open mind and no ego for only that is capable of expanding its consciousness. It's vital we accept that, perhaps we don't know everything there is to know. As Socrates said "Wisdom is knowing how little we know."