Category: Philosophy

Was Pascal Wrong?

In some form or another we have all come across Pascal’s Wager. The first time I heard the assertion I was walking out of class with a friend who was a firm believer. We were discussing atheists and how silly it was to not believe in God. I remember my friend saying, “Why would you…

How Far Would You Go For The Truth?

Can YOU handle the truth? As some may or may not know, Christopher Hitchens was a big influence in my life and in my thinking. He pursued truth (or at least what he saw to be true) relentlessly. This characteristic is something I admire greatly. In the past few years I’ve tried to adopt this…

Exploring Free-Will (or lack of)

What is free-will? Do we have it? Of course many people admit to losing free-will in various aspects of their life. This comes down to the nature vs. nurture debate. What if we could solve the question of free will with an understanding of some of the basic sciences, and an open mind. First, a…