Category Archives: Philosophy

The Real Nature of the Universe

HOW THINGS REALLY ARE:  Trying to be Awake in a Sleepy Era C. Harpole, Feb. 20014 In 1958 at the age of 15, I asked myself about the nature of the universe.  I decided that the big bang theory was … Continue reading

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What I Thought Of At Age Fifteen

I thought a whole lot as a teenager.  I read science fiction, the best kind, and I thought a lot about big ideas.  Around the age of fifteen, I decided a number of important things. 1.  The big bang theory … Continue reading

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A Strain on Nothing

Where does it all come from?  Ok, I like the big bang theory and subscribe to it (although they are raising their rates, maybe due to postage costs going up).  That theory says that at “some time” all of matter … Continue reading

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Letter from the Edge of the Expanding Universe

A Letter from the Edge of the Expanding Universe Dec 2013 Hello, my name is Gee.  Allow me to introduce myself.  I am a sentient being, and I live on a planet at the far edge of the expanding universe.  … Continue reading

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Enjoyment of Art, especially movies

Enjoyment of Art, especially movies This is a “how to” guide to enjoying art.  It actually extends to enjoying life. The history of Western thought about art is dominated by admiration for order, coherence, clarity, subtlety, and an expansion of … Continue reading

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Quantum Theory and Buddhism

QUANTUM  THEORY  AND  BUDDHISM Look, highly realized Buddhist masters have been doing quantum physics for a very long time.  While Western scientists were believing only what they could see and compute, Buddhists were doing all the things now being glimpsed … Continue reading

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What Are All the Standing Stones For ?

WHAT  ARE  ALL  THE  STANDING  STONES  FOR? Standing stones, like Stonehenge, are sitting up all over the world.  They are in several arranged layout designs, often the same design in widely different places, but the most common feature is that … Continue reading

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I STUMPED THE DALAI LAMA

I  STUMPED  THE  DALAI  LAMA Yes, I stumped the Dalai Lama.  I asked him a question that He answered, “I don’t know.” “To stump” someone means to ask them a puzzling question for which they have no answer. It was … Continue reading

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How new Dalai Lama is found

The succession of the 14 manifestations of the Dalia Lama is one of the most unique processes of selecting a new leader after the death of the current one.  The process does not depend on continuing a family line (like … Continue reading

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A tiny bit about existentialism

Existentialism is a part of the general philosophical reaction to WW2, evil in the world, impossibility of knowing anything for sure and of expressing anything exactly, and the realization that mankind invents everything… that existence precedes essence. Also, disbelief in … Continue reading

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