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  • Consider the old saying that perception is 9/10th of reality.  I was never a fan of this saying since it can be such an easy outlet to take everything at face value rather than to seek the truth.  Instead, let us consider that perception is but 1/10th of reality. It is important to note that early Greek philosophers made the common mistake of basing their reality on their often flawed sense perception since they lacked sophisticated scientific equipment capable of measuring and calculating the world around us.  In fact, it was not until thousands of years later that humankind could more accurately calculate and determine atomic structure with microscopes while advanced telescopes were used to ascertain cosmic distance, to name […]

    False Perception- A Modern Philosophy

    Consider the old saying that perception is 9/10th of reality.  I was never a fan of this saying since it can be such an easy outlet to take everything at face value rather than to seek the truth.  Instead, let us consider that perception is but 1/10th of reality. It is important to note that early Greek philosophers made the common mistake of basing their reality on their often flawed sense perception since they lacked sophisticated scientific equipment capable of measuring and calculating the world around us.  In fact, it was not until thousands of years later that humankind could more accurately calculate and determine atomic structure with microscopes while advanced telescopes were used to ascertain cosmic distance, to name […]

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  • It’s time to admit it… I’m a hobbit. In the immortal words of Bilbo Baggins, in “There and Back Again: A Hobbit’s Tale”, the description of the species suits me to a “T”. If there are others that challenge the entirety of that description, well, I can only ascribe my inordinate height to Entwater. Let others claim to be kings, adventurers, and heroes. Just let me be in my home under the Hill. Oh, don’t think of this as a complaint; I am wholly willing and happy to be so. But I feel it’s high time that I embrace what I am. It just seems good and right to embrace the truth. Who knows, if enough of us acknowledge this, […]

    I’m coming out. Of Bag End.

    It’s time to admit it… I’m a hobbit. In the immortal words of Bilbo Baggins, in “There and Back Again: A Hobbit’s Tale”, the description of the species suits me to a “T”. If there are others that challenge the entirety of that description, well, I can only ascribe my inordinate height to Entwater. Let others claim to be kings, adventurers, and heroes. Just let me be in my home under the Hill. Oh, don’t think of this as a complaint; I am wholly willing and happy to be so. But I feel it’s high time that I embrace what I am. It just seems good and right to embrace the truth. Who knows, if enough of us acknowledge this, […]

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