January 27th, 2010 by Edward Miller

Who Am I? | paurian Pretty early on in my philosophical journey I decided that I was a pantheist, of the naturalist sort. Pantheism is all about the one-ness and unity of everything… and I do mean everything. Considering this mindset, it should be no wonder why I recently came to the conclusion that we […]

September 14th, 2009 by Edward Miller

The healthcare debate is shockingly narrow. We have the do nothing crowd, the privatize it more crowd, the single-payer people, and the public option folks. On the more radical end of the mainstream debates are those calling for more general practitioners, preventive care/incentives, and co-ops. Of the bills pushing through congress now, I have a […]

July 2nd, 2009 by Edward Miller

Cross-posted at Sentient Developments The Internet by Sebastian Prooth There is a long list of crises that we need to face and I won’t waste time boring you by listing them. As our brightest minds admit they were wrong, I hope that I can say, without qualification, that big changes in our thinking are required. […]

March 25th, 2009 by Edward Miller

robots + pirates = fun | Mirka23 The elite capitalist class has undergone numerous makeovers in the past century. From the Organization Man of the 50s, to the Yuppies of the 80s, to the Bobos of the dot-com era. A combination of structural changes and cultural pendulum swings have produced these makeovers. For instance, as […]

March 23rd, 2009 by Edward Miller

Nobody is a bigger supporter of energy efficiency than I am. Yet, it is urgent we understand that it is not a solution to our climate crisis. What is the efficiency paradox? The proposition was first put forward by William Stanley Jevons in his 1865 book The Coal Question. In it, Jevons observed that England’s […]

March 21st, 2009 by Joseph Carpenter

A post from Greg Mankiw’s blog. Highlight: With this background, I can now state the proposed solution: Reduce the return to holding money below zero. Imagine that the Fed were to announce that, one year from today, it would pick a digit from 0 to 9 out of a hat. All currency with a serial […]

March 14th, 2009 by Edward Miller

This post is a rebuttal to all the right-wingers who get their world news from frontpagemag.com. I find no inherent value in diversity. I only value it as a tool for achieving real progress and social justice. Being a humanist, I’m much more interested in celebrating our similarities than differences. This website’s slogan, “Embrace Unity,” […]

February 3rd, 2009 by Edward Miller

Decentralization is the key to the survival of humanity. This should be common sense. We all know that you shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket. There are many examples one could point to. With industrial farming we are now beginning to realize that monocultures are especially susceptible to disease or changes in the […]

February 3rd, 2009 by Edward Miller

Social Ecology is a philosophy which states that environmental, social, and economic problems all have the same root: namely, the way people treat each other. By this same logic, if we can establish new structures and norms by which to operate, we can alleviate many of these problems. There are a few different ways to […]

January 6th, 2009 by Edward Miller

The Washington Post reported that Sanjay Gupta has been approached to be the new Surgeon General. The notable thing about this pick is that he has spoken out about life extension research and the ultimate goal of biological immortality. Could this mean we will see a shift of focus away from disease-specific cures and toward […]