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REPOST: Can Effective Altruism really change the world?

What is the most effective way to give? Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry talks about “Effective Altruism” and how it can help you balance emotion and practicality when it comes to giving. A relatively recent movement called Effective Altruism has been shaking up … Continue reading

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REPOST: ‘Philosophy is for posh, white boys with trust funds’ – why are there so few women?

This article shares the possible causes of philosophy’s persistent male dominance.   Philosophy stands out among the humanities: it’s one of the few subject areas where women are vastly outnumbered by men. Although male and female students take philosophy undergraduate … Continue reading

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REPOST: How churches can attract younger people: Column

Churches are facing massive challenges as fewer young people fill in the pews of the houses of worship. Read the article below: Look around the pews on Advent Sundays and you’ll see faces you didn’t see in July. The holidays … Continue reading

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Give me a reason: Inductive vs. deductive reasoning

Reason is an integral part of man’s understanding. Gut feelings, instincts and assumptions cannot be categorized as reason. They must supported by factual evidence to become valid. In a logical argument, there are two ways two present reasons: Inductive reasoning … Continue reading

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REPOST: Is Buddhism A Religion Or A Philosophy?

This Boldsky.com article points out that whether Buddhism is a religion or a philosophy, it only boils down to our own definition of the term ‘religion.’     Buddhism is defined in many ways by different people. While some call … Continue reading

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REPOST: Science and philosophy probe the emotional lives of animals

Do animals have feelings like humans do? Joe Gelonesi of ABC.net writes an article about the philosophical arguments that have been made to answer that question. Pythagoras was never the same after his gap year in Egypt. As it turned … Continue reading

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REPOST: Philosophy begins where physics ends, and physics begins where philosophy ends

There has always been a struggle between physicists and philosophers on who is right — science or reason? In this article from scientificamerican.com, writer Ashutosh Jogelakar explains how the two are correlated. Physicist Sean Carroll has some words of wisdom … Continue reading

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