Month: March 2015

Liberty

If your beliefs can conform to the behavior that is necessary in order for a peaceful society to work, you deserve tolerance. This philosophy may be too inclusive for some, and these are the individuals who misunderstand the concept of liberty. -AD Advertisements

Pascal’s Wager

Pascal’s Wager Pascal proposes that there are two decisions to make; to believe in God, or to not believe in God. If you don’t believe then you are risking damnation, but if you do believe, you have a chance of going to heaven. On the surface the best conclusion is quite obvious. Choose to believe,…

Identifying Molecules In Space

The Sun is composed of 70% hydrogen, 28% helium, and 2%t heavier elements. 96% of Venus’ atmosphere is made up of Carbon Dioxide (CO2). Titan—a moon of Jupiter—has an atmosphere of 98% nitrogen. Have you ever wondered how we know all this very specific data about things so far away? To understand the explanation, we…

We have a duty to be skeptical

We have learned from history that we are often wrong about many things. The Earth was once thought to be flat. The stars were believed to be fixed in the sky, and it was also believed that they would fall down to the Earth one day according to the Bible. The Ptolemaic model of the…

Organic Compounds on Mars

Since August of 2012, NASA’s Curiosity Rover has been exploring Gale Crater on Mars. The site was picked because evidence suggests that the crater once was a lake filled with liquid water. We were hoping evidence for organic chemistry on the Martian surface might be found there. So far, the analysis of the surface from…

Pride as Obsolete

This post will be about my interpretations of a deterministic world, all which is meant to be read in the philosophical context. As a determinist, I reject the notion of free will and consequently; pride. First, I will attack the more common notions of pride, and then I would like to address a more literal…

Aquinas’ Second Argument

St. Thomas Aquinas, a Catholic priest ordained a saint and held today as one of the developers of modern philosophy, argued that sequential logic proves the existence of God. His argument, sometimes referred to the Cosmological Argument, is an argument based on the principles of causality. If events occur in the natural world, and all…