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The name's Ben, short for Benjamin. A.k.a. Benji, Ben-yah-meen, Benjamin Button, Ben 10, Ben-jammin', or whatever else suits your fancy.

Disconnected Philosophical Musings on Modernity

The Impartial Man

"If atheism is a religion, then abstinence is a sexual position."
~ Bill Maher

"Imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, ‘This is an interesting world I find myself in, an interesting hole I find myself in, fits me rather neatly, doesn’t it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!’ This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, it’s still frantically hanging on to the notion that everything’s going to be alright, because this world was meant to have him in it, was built to have him in it; so the moment he disappears catches him rather by surprise. I think this may be something we need to be on the watch out for."
~ Douglas Adams

"I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves."
~ Orson Scott Card (Ender in Ender's Game)

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."
~ Bertrand Russell

"The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking."
~ A. A. Milne

"To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease."
~ Lao Tzu

"There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it."
~ J. K. Rowling (Professor Quirrell in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)

"Common sense is not so common."
~ Voltaire

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand."
~ Albert Einstein

"We can only uncover the truth if we stay calm and remain rational."
~ Professor Layton

"[o]ne man's modus ponens is another man's modus tollens"
~ Fred Dretske


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VeganIncubus Report | 07/23/2014 3:18 pm
Thanks 3nodding
The Willow Of Darkness Report | 07/19/2014 5:18 pm
The Willow Of Darkness
Indeed. You should be able to spot me: I'm TheWillowOfDarkness on there too.
The Willow Of Darkness Report | 07/18/2014 11:58 pm
The Willow Of Darkness
"I am still intensely interested in philosophy, which is why I'm kind of a regular here at M&R."

You may find the following forum interesting:
Lucky~9~Lives Report | 07/10/2014 11:14 am
That is an appropriate response to the situation. razz
Lucky~9~Lives Report | 07/10/2014 5:41 am
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Lucky~9~Lives Report | 04/05/2014 3:04 am
I find them to be the most aesthetically superfluous letters in the alphabet.
Indigo Night-Sky Report | 01/08/2014 6:05 pm
Indigo Night-Sky
Hey, I've been enjoying the discussion as well.
Spirit Reborn Report | 10/10/2013 3:42 pm
Spirit Reborn
Nothing is required of you to gain such limitless love : )
LOL and no, no =P
OH, I'm watching the first episode of 'Kids History'.
just.. rofl adorable.
Spirit Reborn Report | 10/10/2013 2:38 pm
Spirit Reborn
Yay~ Thanks for the hug back emotion_yatta
the love of which I speak is the unconditional kind. The kind
that requires nothing of you~
Spirit Reborn Report | 10/10/2013 1:47 pm
Spirit Reborn
Heya, budd!
How's it going? : )
Just thought I'd spread some love to random people I meet, 'cause you know..
love's pretty awesome ♥

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