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Would You Pull the Trolley Switch? Does it Matter?

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The lifespan of a thought experiment
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Re-invented for engineers building an autonomous vehicle, the question still remains, do we do the least harm or follow the rules. What would you do, pull the switch and kill one person or allow things to move forward but kill five? 

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The secret philosophy of language: Searching for the origins of human thought

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Since the time of Socrates and Plato, humans have pondered the origin of our words. Now we're closer to an answer
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As an author, I am constantly faced with language as I know and understand it and my fascination with creating and recreating it. Sometimes, I add words or more typically forms of words that have not previously been used. My editor gnashes his teeth, but if the meaning is clear and the sound right, why not? In the novella which begins "Broody New Englander," I include extraterrestrials whose language does not admit of personal pronouns. That, too, is an experiment in language. How might it change our understanding of the social world if we did not differentiate among me, you, and him? Anyway, this book, "The Domestication of Language", seems worth the reading.

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News Flash! The Wait Is Over

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Hello my friends, If you are receiving this letter, well, I consider you a wondeful friend who I cherish and adore and support 100%.  You also know me and how I tend to put my personal efforts aside so I may assist others in reaching their goals and dreams. For the most part, it is done via the It Matters Radio broadcasts and web-site, though I also spend tons of time marketing for others via social media, and often create videos for their music or book trailers.  Of course, all my efforts are d
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My dear friend Monica Brinkman's new book is out. I read an earlier draft and highly recommend it as a book that will make you think about your values and the meaning of life.

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Monica Brinkman's curator insight, May 25, 2015 4:51 PM

enjoy the trailer and take a peek inside the book. Thanks much for all you do. 

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10 Paradoxes that Will Totally Surprise You

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Most logical paradoxes are known to be invalid arguments, but they are still valuable in promoting critical thinking. Check out this article to discover ten paradoxes that will totally surprise you.
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Enjoy logical challenges? Here are some of the best. Be sure to check out what happens if you go back in time and kill your grandfather.

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