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(A very short essay on) The Meaning of Life, The Universe and Everything

In the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, the penultimate moment that sets the entire trajectory of framework for the books’ completely insane ‘Alice in Wonderland in space’ concept of storytelling is when the super computer, fondly known as Deep Thought, finally deciphers the answer after several millennia of calculation. The answer to the question of…

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The Cult of Scientism

“Whoever appeals to any science in order to justify his basic convictions inspires distrust of his honesty or his intelligence” -Nicolas Gomez-Davila It seems that in this age of ours, defined as it is by an unsettling uncertainty of our most cherished assumptions, and a fashionable postmodern relativism, it is paradoxically not so much conducive…

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Opening up the Religious Market Place

The contemporary world can boast an unprecedented amount of competition. Political actors must compete for leadership and government. Schools must compete with each other to attract the best students and, in return, students must compete with each other to be wanted by the best schools. Businesses, involving everything from hairdressers to international shipping companies, must…