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Complexity of the universe, why?

August 23, 2014. Why has the universe/multi-verse emerged or been created with such complexity? Was there no alternative? Does the complexity of the universe point to intelligence or random lack of it? Would a genuinely intelligent source create a universe so infinitely and bizarrely complex? Complications are innumerable; to name a few: singularities, black holes […]

Terrorists admit propaganda is a goal

August 1, 2014 Terrorists in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East openly proclaim that not only physical violence but propaganda itself is one of their main goals. The effects of physical violence are not merely physical. They also function as threats whose predominant and long-range effects are predominately psychological and function as long-range indoctrination […]

Has Stephen Hawking disproved intelligent design?

Stephen Hawking, in his best seller, A Brief History of Time, concluded too hastily that the universe emerged from nothingness entirely and randomly by itself, without any force of intelligent design. This assertion can be neither proved nor disproved by logic in itself. Intertwined with chaos in the universe, design does seem to be present, […]

Indoctrination, Self-Deception, and Lies

Which comes first, the chicken or the egg–indoctrination or self-deception? Are either ever justified as fair advocacy? Or are they always lies and unfair propagandas? Are they limited to words? Or are they also conveyed through narratives, films, stories, and pictures? Do they sometimes infect views which are cultural, political, religious, or economical–like trickle-down economics? […]

Invitation by blog-post to the website now merged with it

Welcome visitors. (updated September 2011) THE PURPOSE OF THIS BLOG is to provide a fresh context to some of the many social and ethical issues which divide us. A fresh perspective appears by asking this key question: what distinguishes propaganda, self-deception, and ideology from critical thought–in religions, new and old, politics, economics, etc?  This blog […]