Evidence and altruism

Evidence is our connection with reality. Without evidence our ideas are just prejudices floating around in a non-existent ether, a bit like Sandra Bullock in Gravity. Evidence is on the outside and has to be accessed. You have to go and get it. You can’t intuit it and it’s not just going to drop down […]

The Bibble: Thank you, Bronze Age

Erich Fromm, in To Have Or To Be?, contrasts the two following works. The first is by Tennyson: Flower in a crannied wall, I pluck you out of the crannies, I hold you here, root and all, in my hand, Little flower—but if I could understand What you are, root and all, and all in […]