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Nietzsche Quotes: Will to Power. Eugenics. Eugenics (/juːˈdʒɛnɪks/; from Greek εὐγενής eugenes "well-born" from εὖ eu, "good, well" and γένος genos, "race")[2][3] is the belief and practice of improving the genetic quality of the human population.[4][5] It is a social philosophy advocating the improvement of human genetic traits through the promotion of higher reproduction of people with desired traits (positive eugenics), and reduced reproduction of people with less-desired or undesired traits (negative eugenics).[6] History[edit] Eugenics became an academic discipline at many colleges and universities, and received funding from many sources.[13] Three International Eugenics Conferences presented a global venue for eugenists with meetings in 1912 in London, and in 1921 and 1932 in New York.

Eugenics

The scientific reputation of eugenics started to decline in the 1930s, a time when Ernst Rüdin used eugenics as a justification for the racial policies of Nazi Germany. A Lebensborn birth house in Nazi Germany. Upanishads. The Upanishads (/uːˈpænɪˌʃædz, uːˈpɑːnɪˌʃɑːdz/;[1] singular: Sanskrit: उपनिषत्, IAST: Upaniṣat, IPA: [upəniʂət̪]; plural: Sanskrit: उपनिषदः) are a collection of texts in the Vedic Sanskrit language which contain the earliest emergence of some of the central religious concepts of Hinduism, some of which are shared with Buddhism and Jainism.

Upanishads

[note 1][note 2] The Upanishads are considered by Hindus to contain revealed truths (Sruti) concerning the nature of ultimate reality (brahman) and describing the character and form of human salvation (moksha). A trip into the depths of spirit. Returning with healing. Rocky Road: Descartes. Descartes From Measuring Eternity by Martin Gorst That the earth is governed by natural laws hardly sounds original today, but when René Descartes first articulated the philosophy in the early 17th century, it was revolutionary — and dangerous.

Rocky Road: Descartes

His mechanistic philosophy suggested that the universe might function fine without incessant divine intervention. Marcus Aurelius and source checking. "Live a good life.

Marcus Aurelius and source checking

If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. " - Marcus Aurelius I really do love this quote, and agree with the sentiment it espouses. Ayn Rand's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. “You’re a wizard, Harry,” Hagrid said.

Ayn Rand's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

“And you’re coming to Hogwarts.” “What’s Hogwarts?” Harry asked. “It’s wizard school.” About Project Reason. Project Reason is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society.

About Project Reason

We seek to encourage critical thinking and wise public policy through a variety of interrelated projects. The foundation can convene conferences, produce films, sponsor scientific studies and opinion polls, hold contests, publish original research, award grants to other charitable organizations, and offer material support to religious dissidents and public intellectuals — all with the purpose of eroding the influence of dogmatism, superstition, and bigotry in our world.

While Project Reason is devoted to fostering critical thinking generally, we believe that religious ideas require a special focus. Both science and the arts are built upon cultures of vigorous self-criticism; religious discourse is not. A new exposé of Mother Teresa shows that she—and the Vatican—were even worse than we thought. First Christopher Hitchens took her down, then we learned that her faith wasn’t as strong as we thought, and now a new study from the Université de Montréal is poised to completely destroy what shreds are left of Mother Teresa’s reputation.

A new exposé of Mother Teresa shows that she—and the Vatican—were even worse than we thought

She was the winner of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, was beatified and is well on her way to becoming a saint, and she’s universally admired. As Wikipedia notes: [She was] named 18 times in the yearly Gallup’s most admired man and woman poll as one of the ten women around the world that Americans admired most. International Humanist and Ethical Union. The Deen Institute - Home. The Deen Institute - Home. The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. Vatican corrects infallible pope: atheists will still burn in hell. The Vatican has announced that, despite what Pope Francis has said, atheists are still going to hell.

Vatican corrects infallible pope: atheists will still burn in hell

Myth, Legend, Folklore, Ghosts. Apollo and the Greek Muses Updated July 2010 COMPREHENSIVE SITES ON MYTHOLOGY ***** The Encyclopedia Mythica - SEARCH - Areas - Image Gallery - Genealogy tables - Mythic Heroes Probert Encyclopaedia - Mythology Gods, Heroes, and MythDictionary of Mythology What is Myth?

Myth, Legend, Folklore, Ghosts

MESOPOTAMIAN MYTHOLOGYThe Assyro-Babylonian Mythology FAQ Sumerian Mythology FAQ Sumerian Mythology Sumerian Gods and Goddesses Sumerian Myths SUMERIAN RELIGION Mythology's Mythinglinks: the Tigris-Euphrates Region of the Ancient Near East Gods, Goddesses, Demons and Monsters of Mesopotamia The Assyro-Babylonian Mythology FAQ More info on Ancient Mesopotamia can be found on my Ancient River Valley Civilizations page.

GREEK MYTHOLOGYOrigins of Greek MythologyGreek Mythology - MythWeb Greek-Gods.info (plus a fun QUIZ)Ancient Greek Religion Family Tree of Greek Mythology Greek Names vs. The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast. We’ve done a lot of episodes now, and even we lose track of where we’ve been.

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

We aim (among other things) to present the equivalent of an introductory course in all the major areas of philosophy. Here’s where I’ll periodically comment on our progress. Feel free to weigh in on our direction suggest additional topics as comments to this page. Episode 11: Nietzsche’s Immoralism: What Is Ethics, Anyway? Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:51:38 — 102.2MB) Discussing The Genealogy of Morals (mostly the first two essays) and Beyond Good and Evil Ch. 1 (The Prejudices of Philosophers), 5 (Natural History of Morals), and 9 (What is Noble?). We go through Nietzsche’s convoluted and historically improbable stories about about the transition from master to slave morality and the origin of bad conscience. Why does he diss Christianity? Is he an anti-semite? Consciousness Evolution. Ontology. Parmenides was among the first to propose an ontological characterization of the fundamental nature of reality.

Overview[edit] Some fundamental questions[edit] Principal questions of ontology include: "What can be said to exist? ""Into what categories, if any, can we sort existing things? "" what it is (its 'whatness', quidditas or essence)how it is (its 'howness' or qualitativeness)how much it is (quantitativeness)where it is, its relatedness to other beings[2] Further examples of ontological questions include:[citation needed] Concepts[edit] Essential ontological dichotomies include: Types[edit] Samadhanga Sutta: The Factors of Concentration. I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying at Savatthi, in Jeta's Grove, Anathapindika's monastery. There he addressed the monks, "Monks, I will teach you the five-factored noble right concentration. Listen, and pay close attention. Moral particularism. Moral particularism is the view that there are no moral principles and that moral judgement can be found only as one decides particular cases, either real or imagined.

This stands in stark contrast to other prominent moral theories, such as deontology or utilitarianism. In the former, it is asserted that people have a set of duties (that are to be considered or respected); in the latter, people are to respect the happiness or the preferences of others in their actions. Particularism, to the contrary, asserts that there are no overriding principles that are applicable in every case, or that can be abstracted to apply to every case.

According to particularism, most notably defended by Jonathan Dancy, moral knowledge should be understood as knowledge of moral rules of thumb, which are not principles, and of particular solutions, which can be used by analogy in new cases. Nathaniel Branden. Joseph Prince Ministries. Declaration against interest. Marriage. Ideas with Paul Kennedy. Michel Foucault. Hippocratic Oath. A 12th-century Byzantine manuscript of the Oath. Mithraism and Christianity. Philosophy. At the core of Aryanism is a precise foundational ideology from which its religious, political and cultural aspects all follow. Page 2: Martin Luther King's Speech: 'I Have a Dream' - The Full Text. Western Philosophy. Learning to move like a cat « Aspiring Taoist.

“Loki Tiger” by Ren Adams During my daily practice of Tai Chi Chuan, our family cat always comes into the room with me, rubs her head and back on my legs several times, lies down in the middle of the floor space, and purrs continuously as I practice. Twelve Virtues of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky. 18 Rules of Living by the Dalai Lama. Syntactic Structures. Syntactic Structures is a book in linguistics by American linguist Noam Chomsky, first published in 1957. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The Bill of Rights (including the Preamble to the Bill of Rights)

Introduction to Mind and Consciousness. The Woman With 7 Personalities Part 2. Social philosophy. Thebigview.com - Pondering the Big Questions.