Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Are Tolkien’s Dwarves Lurking in the Book of Job?

Are Tolkien’s Dwarves Lurking in the Book of Job?: Tolkien’s Influence on the Translation of Job I was reading Job 28:1-11 in the Jerusalem Bible, which uses the metaphor of mining for jewels to depict the search for wisdom, and I was struck by how much the passage reminded me of the dwarves in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. I learned that in …

Monday, December 19, 2016

What is Truth?

Metaphysics: Philosophy of Science: Deducing Most Simple Science Theory of Reality

Metaphysics: Philosophy of Science: Deducing Most Simple Science Theory of Reality: http://www.spaceandmotion.com/Most-Simple-Scientific-Theory-Reality.htm#help.discuss.truth.reality

Why people enjoy hearing Shakespeare in its Original Pronunciation

Professor David Crystal: The Influence of the King James Bible on the En...

Greek Philosophy: Plato the Philosopher. Truth Reality of Plato. Quotes Plato's Republic

Greek Philosophy: Plato the Philosopher. Truth Reality of Plato. Quotes Plato's Republic: http://www.spaceandmotion.com/Philosophy-Plato-Philosopher.htm#help.discuss.truth.reality

The Story of Women and Art - Episode 1 of 3 (BBC)

Sunday, December 18, 2016

David Hume's Philosophy 10(10) PL101

The Giants of Philosophy David Hume Audiobook


Philosophy: http://www.spaceandmotion.com/Philosophy.htm#help.discuss.truth.reality

On Love of Wisdom from Truth & Reality

.. My purpose therefore is, to try if I can discover what those principles are, which have introduced all that doubtfulness and uncertainty, those absurdities and contradictions into the several sects of philosophy; insomuch that the wisest men have thought our ignorance incurable, conceiving it to arise from the natural dullness and limitation of our faculties. (George Berkeley)
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little,
not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
(Charles Darwin, Introduction to The Descent of Man, 1871)

Introduction: The Problems of Philosophy

This is a general introduction to this philosophy page and how this relates to our current society and its many problems. The main philosophy essay follows.
This philosophy page gets between 500 and 5,000 people visiting each day and ranks from 5 to 25 in the main search engines (Google, Bing) for 'philosophy'. I mention this because our world really does need some wisdom founded on physical reality, and history clearly shows that truth is the best and most powerful force for changing / improving our world. (And our world is in a lot more trouble than most of us realise I suspect.)
It is clear to me that there is a revolution coming in the foundations of our knowledge because we have solved the central problem of metaphysics, of what exists (space) that causes and connects the many things we experience (waves in space that form matter, the discrete and separate particle an illusion of our limited senses). Matter is large, a structure of space, and this truth about reality will change humanity, making us more aware of the world around us, providing us with cleaner machines and greater wisdom.
I have re-written this philosophy essay a number of times, trying to make it as short, simple and engaging as possible, while also explaining some fundamental truths about physical reality. I hope it entertains you while also making you more aware of this importance of philosophy. Of understanding the truth about our existence in the universe (physical reality) as the necessary foundations for wisdom in our thoughts and actions. I believe our future survival depends upon this.

Electoral College and the National Archives (2016)

The U.S. Constitution at the National Archives