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Massimo Pigliucci
Professor of Philosophy at City College. Philosophy of science & pseudoscience, Stoicism as a philosophy of life.
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Massimo Pigliucci 9h
1st, why do you assume that it's a rushed opinion? 2nd, what you describe is not incompatible with what I said. if you let libraries languish people will use them less, which will give you the excuse of shutting them down. easy
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Skeptical Inquirer 10h
The Biggest Junk Science of 2018
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Mr. Marley Dec 16
Listen to part one of our insightful interview with Skye Cleary about philosophy and romantic love.
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NPR Politics 12h
New York AG Barbara Underwood said her office had detailed "a shocking pattern of illegality involving the Trump Foundation" and that the foundation's decision to shutter was "an important victory for the rule of law."
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Massimo Pigliucci 11h
Replying to @philosophybites
conservative governments don't like public libraries. or public schools. they pose the threat of an educated citizenship. same here in the US
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Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Dec 17
I like people who like Plato. -- "Culture," The Conduct of Life (1860)
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Henry David Thoreau Dec 16
"The language of friendship is not words but meanings. It is an intelligence above language."
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Existential Comics 14h
Protip: when playing Monopoly, if you work together as a team and agree to not charge rent, all the players can become wealthy and successful by going around the board forever.
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Skeptical Inquirer 17h
This month, a comet called 46P/Wirtanen is doing a dramatic fly-by, giving Earth an unusually good view of its greenish glow.
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Massimo Pigliucci 16h
Seneca gives a splendidly clear and cogent description of the Stoic concept of preferred "indifferents," external things that are not under our complete control, and which Fortuna can take away at any moment.
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Massimo Pigliucci 17h
Replying to @diomed24
yes, some degree of skepticism is certainly warranted, and the replication crisis is real. that doesn't mean we should automatically throw away everything from the field
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Massimo Pigliucci 17h
just out: Practicing virtue in hope of a better world
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Massimo Pigliucci Dec 17
Replying to @diomed24
Rigorous is a relative term. Chemistry is not as rigorous as fundamental physics
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The Panpsycast Dec 16
Should we, can we, and why, should we fall in love? Out now! ‘Episode 52, Existentialism and Romantic Love with (Part I)’. Our website: Spotify: iTunes:
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Massimo Pigliucci Dec 17
Maybe. But if we don't change ourselves can we really change the world?
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Existential Comics Dec 17
Volunteering to work overtime for free raises the bar of what your employer expects of your fellow workers. Don't be a class traitor. Leave at five.
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Massimo Pigliucci Dec 17
Replying to @synredae
absolutely. but then I'd go for universal healthcare and education first...
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Existential Comics Dec 17
There is actually only one thing that every moral philosopher agrees is wrong: messing with your phone during a movie that someone genuinely loves and is trying to introduce you to.
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Massimo Pigliucci Dec 17
Io, Saturnalia! It begins today, and here is how to celebrate it.
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Massimo Pigliucci Dec 17
Replying to @synredae
well, yes. but should we look even though it's very likely we don't have sufficiently high energies to do it? at the cost of hundreds of billions?
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