Sunday, April 27, 2008

It's just true.

After a discussion the other week, and now this article, I feel like the whole world is going mad. Just because people can be mistaken about something, unable to figure something out, unable to comprehend, doesn't make it less true.

If you don't understand how to make a car, you don't immediately assume that cars are magical fantasy creations do you? If i told you that in ten years they'll make computers a hundred times more powerful than they are now, you'll even agree with me even though you, nor anyone else in the world knows how to do it right now.

Just because you don't understand calculus doesn't mean that its not true, or useful in everyday life for engineers that do dynamic studies. Just because you don't know about a kind of maths that might come about in ten years doesn't mean that its a faith based system.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

It's not just me.

one of our greatest philosophers (according to Nassim Nicholas Taleb of The black swan fame) Betrand Russel said this in his work "Why I am not a christian":

"The essence of the conception of righteousness, therefore, is to afford an outlet for sadism by cloaking cruelty as justice."

He leads this by claiming that righteousness implies unrighteousness, which I also agree with but with a slight modification. In grouping people you automatically create non-group members. This group mentality rather than individualistic thought gives us group justice which transcends the morals of man into a nether world of democratic truth. As soon as you fight for a cause, you begin to forget that the defenders are human too. Group members tend apply their group's actions to themselves personally, yet only admit to fighting the good fight against the oppositions inhumane causes when it's them committing similar atrocities.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

We are all unique. Just like everyone else.

I went searching for myself on Google again and found that I was still not on the first page. It wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for who was in my place. You see, I'm a pretty strong atheist and the idea that the first person you come across if you look for my name is a man of the cloth... well.

I'm not just an atheist though. I'm actually quite against all forms of groups. I have a theory that it isn't religions that are the bad thing in this world (like Richard Dawkins appears to believe), but any form of following. I've started writing a play to expand this point, but I've only managed to write 1/6th of it so far (got a bit sidetracked recently with new book plans and baby coming). I've finished my first book (a story about power and freedom I suppose) and though I'm not done editing it, I feel like I've achieved something.

I have plans to write a series of smaller children's books that deal with moral issues from modern society and promote individuality, free thinking, and exploration without fear of the shame of failure.