Bertrand Russell offers views on motion and change which directly contradict the experience of humans. This discrepancy alone is not enough to discredit his ideas, but makes the argument somewhat of an uphill battle. I aim to somewhat illuminate his stance, however the very obvious issues with it must be addressed. In agreement with Zeno, Russell believes our universe is unchanging, accepting the Paradox of the Arrow as a refutation of a dynamic world. Because we can only experience one instant at a time, we may only make claims about the present moment, and in an infinitesimally small moment there cannot be any movement or change.
“Nightfall” by Isaac Asimov started his story with Robert Emerson quote: “If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how men would believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God?” (113, Asimov).This quotation by Emerson, is the preface of the story where Asimov tries to test the statement made by Emerson. In Asimov’s universe, the stars are not the city of God, but natural phenomena to be explained scientifically. Also, this scientific knowledge is to be used to help humankind. However, on the contrast there are the Cultists in Lagash, who oppose scientific knowledge, even when it validates their beliefs, because it destroys the need for faith. For this reason, as the story progresses, the conflict between science and faith evolves through the characters in order to demonstrate the reoccurring themes: darkness and lightness, and deprivation and need.
On the contrary, The Lucifer Effect is quite the opposite when compared to the common Scientific book. It instead takes the reader on a very personal pathway, through the eyes of the author and other researchers, with hopes to lead the reader towards a sense of realization or awakening. This is seen in the first Chapter of the book, where Zimbardo probes three main questions, asking the reader to simultaneously keep them in mind as they continue reading. These three questions are as
“The meaning of life is to give life meaning.” Viktor Frankl The higher goal of every person is to find oneself in this journey called life. Many people are not even aware they are looking something higher that will fulfill their being. Some people made it sooner and some of them later. Some people „accidentally” find themselves in the river of life that flows quietly, and some individuals have been troubled on stormy waves of life for long time. Whatever the circumstances are, once you discover why you are here – only the sky is the limit.
In the following, I will make my arguments on the meaning of life from three viewpoints including Naturalism, Creationism and Existentialism. Naturalism Naturalism proposed life is a purposeless process. Their findings about lives are based on scientific results and it provides a realistic platform for human. However, they also made some false assumptions. Meaning of lives is for us to search for.
The aim of this paper is to give the reader research based information about the ethics and morals of the human race, are we all born with a clean slate or are we born with good or bad already hard-wired within us, are we shaped by society, our parents, or some even believe reincarnation could be a factor in this. The paper looks into scientific evidence for each side of the argument along with religious views and beliefs, examples of individual cases are given to show reasons for these findings. As a whole are we as humans good or bad and what evidence is there to support this. Fundamentally speaking are we as humans born good or bad and where does our morality come from. New born babies are new to the world, or so most believe, so if this
The Idea of Community in Speaker for the Dead Speaker for the dead is a science fiction novel that tries to view some concepts in our society that we have hard time defining them or we never thought of defining them. The writer also tries to view these issues from different angles and perspectives that is strange to our conventional minds and costumes. Orson Scott Card in his novel Speaker for the Dead puts forward some issues that we encounter in our modern day. One of the most obvious ideas that he puts under the scope is the concept of community in various versions and forms. He also tries to redefine our relationships with the communities that we belong or not belong to.
Understanding the concept of reincarnation is essential while learning about karma. When we die or born, we can’t take anything with us, one thing that goes with us is our karma. Do you know, what is karma? Karma literally means our action. It is based on the Newton’s Law, i.e.
They execute what is programmed and can’t make the decision of right or wrong, but a human can make their own conclusion and can know what the right things to do. If they encounter a situation or a problem that is new to them, they can’t make solution based on what they’re real thought. They perform either breakdown or incorrectly in such situations. No improvement with experience is another disadvantage of AI. Unlike people, artificial intelligence can’t be enhanced with experiences.
As someone who has been living for only 17 years, there have been instances where I have questioned myself and society as a whole. I have tried to seek answers and tried to find myself through my conscience and my life. The meaning of life has been a mystery to me, and I want to explore through experimentation and creation. I seek the mysteries of the world, especially how human nature connects with a formulated society. I want to figure out why humanity is how it is and what I can do to change the darker side of it; I wonder about questions AND answers and how they affect who I am today as well and who I will be in the future.