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Life, A Personal Affair

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School Of Life

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In the Name of Science

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Dr. Howard Dire paced along the sterile corridor, his strides wide and determined. His white knuckles clasped a silver-coloured clipboard, now his only possession, having deposited his keys, wallet, and identification badge at the security desk. As he walked, his gaze remained locked on the solid steel door at the end of the path. On …

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Modern society claims to have a firmer grasp on knowledge than past civilisations. We are proud to have access to and control over a vast amount of information—a luxury defining the Information Age. Yet, despite the best scientific attempts, genuine knowledge has escaped us. The enlightened sages of bygone ages explain that the senses are …

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What is the nature of Absolute Truth? It’s a question great thinkers have philosophised on throughout the ages. Contemplating the Absolute Truth, we may ask: 1. Is there a conscious agent controlling the world? 2. If so, is the Absolute impersonal or personal? To answer question one, common sense takes us a long way. If …

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“THERE MUST BE SOME WAY OUT OF HERE,” SAID THE JOKER TO THE THIEF – BOB DYLAN Landing in quick succession, the bombs made a deaf-ening noise. Okay, they were not real bombs. They were firecrackers. The locals called them “chocolate bombs.” I am not sure who thought of calling heart-fracturing fire-crackers “chocolate bombs,” or …

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“Hey Mike! Mike!” I yelled. Walking for twenty minutes to the free gig in the park, my feet were sore. I had left my sneakers out in the rain the night before and had to borrow my flatmate’s plastic shoes, which were two sizes too small. The blister on my right foot was starting to …

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“Beliefs concerning the ultimate purposes and meaning of life and the accompanying worldview perspectives that mold beliefs of right and wrong are critically dependent . . . on concepts regarding the conscious self.” -Roger Sperry1 THE HALO Humanity has never had it so good—a current of conviction that flows in the world at large. Technological …

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Enough! Stop for a moment and breathe a sigh of relief. Break the day-to-day grind to consider your minute position as a resident of this cosmos. You manifested into existence within the barest instant—a tiny speck of time in comparison to the history of this universe. The quest to find your place and discover relevance …

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The urge to locate and secure pleasure underpins everything we do. Whether grossly sensual, emotional, or intellectual, every activity is inspired by the conscious or subconscious hope for pleasure. Sometimes our desires are exhibited crudely, and sometimes they emerge under the guise of polished sophistication. In any case, I aim to explore this essential subject …

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