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Eudaimonia

Eudaimoniaby Michael DoyleAs a matter of virtue and philosophical inquiryAristotle unveiled many a treasured mysterySetting eudaimonia as the telos of human lifeTranslated toward peace and against strifeInvestigations into the dream of pure reasonTurning the colors of each passing seasonThe functionality … Continue reading

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First Principles: Give Up Money, Give Up Fame, Give Up Science, Give the Earth Itself and All It Contains Rather Than Do An Immoral Act

“Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act.” – Thomas Jefferson (1785)

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Elephants Mourn Their Dead (Happy the Elephant)

Elephants Mourn Their Dead (Happy the Elephant)by Michael DoyleNo freedom, no libertyNo right to fundamental dignityHappy the Elephant pays the costAnd the decision it seems is lostThere will be no sanctuaryPersonhood has been denied capacityRegardless of intelligence, elephants are thingsSubstantially … Continue reading

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First Principles: Never Suppose That In Any Possible Situation, Or Under Any Circumstances, It Is Best For You To Do A Dishonorable Thing, However Slightly

“Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act. And never suppose that in any possible situation, or under any circumstances, it is best for you … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Speculation Is Perfectly All Right, But If You Stay There You’ve Only Founded A Superstition. If You Test It, You’ve Started A Science

“Speculation is perfectly all right, but if you stay there you’ve only founded a superstition. If you test it, you’ve started a science.” -Hal Clement, science fiction author (30 May 1922-2003)

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Thought For the Day: Students Learn From Gutless Academic Administrators That Mob Rule Is the Way To Get What You Want – and To Silence Those Who Disagree With You

“Our educational system may not teach students much math or science, but students learn from gutless academic administrators that mob rule is the way to get what you want — and to silence those who disagree with you.” – Thomas … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Science Is More Than A Body of Knowledge; It is a Way of Thinking…When the People Have Lost the Ability to Knowledgably Question Those In Authority….

“Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time — when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly … Continue reading

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This Thanksgiving 2021

This Thanksgiving 2021by Michael DoyleLate last night I was thinking on..The furthest star’s even furthest moonUntil I was dreaming of a once uponFairytale feeling that was needed soonFor two years, the world has sufferedThrough the scourge of viral pestilenceWith reasons … Continue reading

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First Principles: In Questions of Science, the Authority of A Thousand Is Not Worth the Humble Reasoning of A Single Individual

“In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.” – Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

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First Principles: The Press Is Impotent When It Abandons Itself To Falsehood

“But the fact being once established, that the press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood, I leave to others to restore it to its strength, by recalling it within the pale of truth.” – Thomas Jefferson (1805)

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