In Amy and Rory’s last episode of Doctor Who, they discover a book that chronicles the events of their adventure before it even occurs. What if you found a book that described the events of your life before they occurred? What does the possibility of such a book tells us about the possibility of human free will?
Will we ever reach complete and absolute knowledge of the way the world is? Does science ever get us closer to truth or will today's scientific theories just be overturned later? And how can some heavy metal help us answer these questions?
Cobb called Mall to take a leap of faith and lay her head on the train tracks, but wouldn’t return the favor when she asked him to jump out the window. Clearly, a leap of faith is not always a good idea—but is it ever a good idea?
No other genre of popular music inspires the level of devotion that metal does. And there’s a reason for that. Metal isn’t just music. For many fans it’s a religion, a way of life, a philosophy, if you will.
A year and a half later, people are still talking about Inception—one of the greatest movies ever made. Did the top fall? Let me put this question to rest so we can get to some of the more pressing philosophical questions that the movie raises.
Moneyball tells the story of the conflict between evidence and intuition. Can your gut justify your belief that something is true, or should you instead rely on evidence and proportion your belief accordingly? Whether you want to break the “Curse of the Bambino” or win at the game of life, the answer is the same. Go with the evidence.
Popular culture has the bad reputation of being disposable junk that is used and forgotten. Dramas last better than comedies, and the way a show ends affects its legacy. But quality is the main reason that some shows survive and may become classics.
I’ll never TiVo a sporting event. The metaphysical fact that the game is finished, that the winner and the score are determined, makes watching the game unappealing to me. But why don’t I TiVo THE OFFICE?