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Scientists might start with an intuition, but they never treat their intuitions as evidence. Instead, they go out and test them. Philosophers, on the other hand, like to sit in their armchairs and come to all sorts of conclusions based on intuition. But why should anybody treat their intuitions as evidence of anything?

Does language affect the way you think about the world? Can the grammar or vocabulary of the language you speak play a role in shaping your experiences? Or is language merely how you give voice to what you experience?

Many things that did not happen, might have happened. For example, if John hadn’t been such a procrastinator, he might have written more in his career. Of course, since John has really had a highly distinguished and productive career, that’s sort of a frightening thought. 

Remix is all the rage, these days. Some people claim that absolutely everything is a remix. Of course  if that were literally true, it would imply that nothing new is being created anymore. 


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  • August 27, 2014 : Is Intuition a Guide to Truth?
    Before we can answer the question, “Is intuition a guide to truth?” we’ve got to get clear on what...
  • August 21, 2014 : Does Language Affect Thought?
    Does language affect the way you think about the world? A radically positive answer to this...
  • August 21, 2014 : What Might Have Been!
      Our topic this week: What Might Have Been!   Many things that did not happen,...
  • August 18, 2014 : Remixing Reality: Art and Literature for the 21st Century
    This week,  it’s s Remixing Reality –Art and Literature for the 21st Century.  Remix is...
  • August 11, 2014 : The Race Delusion
    Race is important. It has huge ramifications for the ways that we live our lives. As...

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