All Blog Posts Tagged 'identity' (8)

Will America ever be able to shut up about race?

“C’mon people now, smile on your brother

Everybody get together try to love one another – right now.”

Lyrics, “Get Together,” The Youngbloods

“[Thomas Sowell’s book Migrations and Cultures] is a strong indictment of both affirmative action and multiculturalism. The former because it tends to be self-defeating, the latter because it discourages minorities from shedding old habits and adopting new and more functional…

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Added by Alan Perlman on January 26, 2013 at 9:30pm — 29 Comments

God is a woman? Gender identity, biological sex and the trans man Godess.

Just a small thing that has troubled me for some time - it may seen like a joke, but I'm genuinely curious.

 

In the catholic faith (the only one I know), god is always referred to as a man (He, the Father, et cetera...) and the only woman prayed to is Mary (not a godess, but as the mother of Jesus, son of god). This always appeared to me to be a way to make women into second class members of the church (that and a whole lot of other things in the catholic…

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Added by Justin Murray on September 10, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Selfishness And Identity

Selfishness And Identity



Selfishness as a trait means considering oneself entitled to selfish behavior including the justification for such behavior in the past and the planning or willingness for such behavior in the future.



Selfish behavior is
  1. subjectively beneficial for the one acting selfishly.
  2. subjectively or objectively harmful to the target,…
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Added by Maruli Marulaki on October 26, 2011 at 10:04am — 20 Comments

Self-Interest Or Altruism

Self-Interest Or Altruism

 

The following was inspired by some comments on the blog post Epicureanism, Objectivism And The Predisposition Of The Brain

 

There is a lot of confusion about this question, but I think that this is due to people having very different selves and what is…

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Added by Maruli Marulaki on October 23, 2011 at 9:01am — No Comments

Dr Drantz Blog URLs

The Biblical Adam and Eve story is BAD BIOLOGY! The binary sexual system is unnatural. Here you can learn the scientific story of sexuality from a physiologist's perspective. How many…

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Added by Veronica Drantz, PhD on June 17, 2011 at 10:39pm — 1 Comment

Metacognition

The cells in our cortex are essentially machines ready to be influenced by the world as we are born. A blank slate, if you will. While there is some genetically programmed organization there from embryological development, all areas in the cortex pretty much do the same thing as far as pattern recognition (see YT video of Jeff Hawkins’ (On Intelligence, Hierarchical Temporal Memory)). What makes certain areas of our cortex perform different functions has more to do with which sense organs…

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Added by MCT on January 21, 2011 at 1:06am — No Comments

Goodby to all that. Hello Goodwill.

Last week I drove by an estate sale sign, and had to stop and check for bargains. My god, that lady collected a lot of stuff. I asked the people at the sale, was this one estate or multiple. They assured me it all belonged to one widow who may have lived in that house for 45 years. Stuff was packed into banana boxes, piled up and packed solid into rooms in the basement, then the garage, then the spare bedroom.

I bought a couple of glass pie plates. The one thing I can…

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Added by Daniel W on September 27, 2010 at 9:00pm — 7 Comments

Atheist since birth in The people's Kommunistic Monarchy of Sweden

I do not understand Why there is such a grand hullabaloo about being an atheist. Religion has never in my whole life been a part my personality. At times I can get disturbed about the crazies out there in the world that hold extremely unexplainable, contradictory believes but I can always just walk away and not need to deal with another such person for a few years.



During the early years of my life in school it was popular amongst the 1st and 2nd graders to ask each other if they… Continue

Added by lordmetroid on October 21, 2009 at 9:38pm — 3 Comments

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