Thursday, September 24, 2015

Shout Out To Japan!

I just noticed I'm getting some blog hits coming in from the Land of the Rising Sun. This one's for you from Buckethead, as we all remember the tragedy and the losses brought on by the 2011 tsunami.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


A sapling asked an oak tree tall,
"What's the point in growing,
when, at the end, we simply fall
into the dark unknowing

that dwells deep in the heart of trees,
and in all of life, I fear?"
The oak tree shivered in the breeze,
but the sapling didn't hear.

Professor David Benatar Interview

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Here's a nice debate between Christian apologist William Lane Craig and cosmologist Sean Carroll. Craig's been a pretty successful debater over the years, but I think he got in a bit over his head this time. The only place I felt that Carroll stumbled is on the subject of free will, where he makes an analogy that just doesn't cut it, imo. When it comes to free will and value realism, most otherwise hard-headed materialists just seem unwilling to bite the bullet. Compatibilism, my ass!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Hey You

I want to write something else in this space, but I haven't the heart, nor the guts, nor the understanding. Just another puppet who feels things. What else is there? I have a friend, and so do you.

Best, jim


Sorry folks, I forgot to mention that I'm moderating my comments for the time being. Had a few harassment problems, and the last thing I'm interested in is dealing with trolls. Sorry for any inconvenience.