Descartes, René: Overview&[Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] René Descartes is often credited with being the “Father of Modern Philosophy.” This title is justified due both to his break with the traditional Scholastic-Aristotelian philosophy prevalent at his time and to his development and promotion of the new, mechanistic sciences. His fundamental break with Scholastic philosophy was twofold. First, Descartes thought that the Scholastics’ method was prone to doubt given their reliance on sensation as the source for all knowledge. Second, he wanted to replace their final causal model of scientific explanation with the more modern, mechanistic model.
Practical Survivor Urban survival is a tricky subject to discuss. There are advantages to urban survival. Anywhere you look there are items in trash cans and dumpsters that can be used to improve a survival situation. Cardboard boxes can be used for shelter, newspapers can be used for insulation and to the practical survivor another persons trash can be a treasure. In this case we will use a coffee can to build a stove. Whether you call it a hobo stove, can stove, or just a survival stove, this is a cheap effective way to both cook and stay warm. Before I Die What matters most to you Interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in public. After losing someone she loved and falling into depression, Chang created this experiment on an abandoned house in her neighborhood to create an anonymous place to help restore perspective and share intimately with her neighbors. The project gained global attention and thanks to passionate people around the world, over 1000 Before I Die walls have now been created in over 70 countries, including Kazakhstan, Iraq, Haiti, China, Ukraine, Portugal, Japan, Denmark, Argentina, and South Africa.
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Family tree of the Greek gods Key: The essential Olympians' names are given in bold font. See also List of Greek mythological figures Notes External links Media related to Family trees of Greek mythology at Wikimedia Commons How to Build Self-Discipline Discipline is freedom. You may disagree with this statement, and if you do you are certainly not alone. For many people discipline is a dirty word that is equated with the absence of freedom. In fact the opposite is true. Beyond Defaults: Transhuman Intelligence Beyond Defaults: Transhuman Intelligence Michael Anissimov Singularity Institute April 2004"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them." - Albert Einstein A personal catchphrase of mine is: "never expect the default to be optimal!"
10 Thirty-Day Challenges That Nobody Wants to Take A week ago I asked my friends on Facebook about the craziest thirty-day challenges, and I got quite a few interesting ideas. I’m posting them here today, along with my own contributions. These are all challenges that you won’t usually think about, yet some of them can be very powerful. I personally want to try some in the near future.
9 Human Behaviors That Still Can’t Be Explained When you were a little kid, you probably got on your parents' nerves quite a few times by responding to everything they said with the word "Why?" Most of their responses involved breaking down the way the world works or the importance of eating your vegetables until they devolved into the classic parent answer, "Because!" But if you asked your mom or dad about the following nine normal human behaviors, they genuinely wouldn't be able to answer you (and would probably make something up) because even the brightest minds in science still aren't sure why we do these things.