Monthly Archives: August 2012

Emptiness of the Deceptive Experience

What is the point of fake tea lights in restaurants? For those who have not yet noticed, fake tea lights are battery-powered lights with cylindrical bases and flame-shaped tops. They are cleverly designed to flicker, seemingly randomly, just as if … Continue reading

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Hot Science

It’s another scorching, summer day. Your friend, wiping off a bead of sweat, sighs and says, “Global warming!” Not exactly. The temperature on any single day proves nothing. Hot days occurred in the past and hot days occur today. Experiencing … Continue reading

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I only beat my spouse on weekends

There is a strong difference between beating your spouse only on weekends, and not beating your spouse at all. Sure, in a quantitative sense they’re both less bad than beating your spouse every day, but in a qualitative sense one … Continue reading

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