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The Mascara Gene

February 28, 2009

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Headline in last week’s Observer: ‘We are one gene away from defeating religion.’   Imagine different groups engineering children according to a religion gene … or not: some will want them to have it, some wont. So suppose: a whole group of the non-religious gene children grow up religious: in spite of their parents … A rejoinder: […]

Wood is split by metaphysics

February 3, 2009

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[That we are metaphysical slaves.] The most indicative sign of how we have entered the realm of the metaphysical with any argument is shown by the pattern of the argument itself: it works regardless of fact in spite of the ‘reliance’ on fact – in spite of the vehement statements of ‘fact’ for one finds little point to the careful articulation […]