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The Advocate of the Underdog

Ask yourself: Are the choices I make truly mine or am I on auto-pilot and merely walking the path of habits? There are millions who are running in circles dictated by circles within circles. Is the autonomy you believe to experience actually autonomy, or is it the crystallization of norms imposed on you by abstract…

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Why Oprah may have a point about Diana Nyad

About a week ago, Oprah was accused of believing that atheists can not experience awe or wonder. Literally, she said that “I think if you believe in the awe and the wonder and the mystery, then that is what God is.” For many atheists this meant that Oprah believes that atheists lack this capability. However, Diana…

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Goals and ambitions for 2014

When there was still a lot of work to do for my thesis, I was looking forward to making plans for the future. I always knew that after graduation, I would not sit down and spend the rest of my life without pursuing new goals. Instead, there would be new ambitions, new fascinations, and new…