happened to ATLANTIS?
Did ANCIENT ALIENS really build the
PYRAMIDS, like on that HISTORY CHANNEL show?
Is there a SECRET GOVERNMENT that plans to
POISON most of the population?
Is the PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY withholding
the CURE FOR CANCER to turn a profit?
Are McDONALD'S HAMBURGERS really made from
Are we really close to the END OF THE WORLD?
is an exploration of the world of conspiracy theories, alternative
science, pop culture, and how they all tie together. Mapping the
history of speculative and dubious ideas--from Nazy Germany, to H.G.
Wells, to the mystery of who really killed Kennedy--CRACKED writer and
Three Minute Philosophy creator S Peter Davis traces a genealogy of
wacky hypotheses right back to where they all began - and where they
all went wrong. Find out such fascinating trivia as:
How horror author H.P. LOVECRAFT is
responsible for both SCIENTOLOGY and ANCIENT ALIENS
How ONE WOMAN
created the MYTH OF ATLANTIS, the DAVID ICKE PHENOMENON, and NAZISM
How a theory of
disease from the time of the BLACK DEATH is responsible for both
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE and VACCINE HYSTERIA
How CHARLES MANSON
is really behind the controversy about OBAMA'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE
And many more
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FROM MY UPCOMING BOOK!
PHILOSOPHY IS HARD.
Or at least that's
the career academics want you to believe so that they can justify their
terrible life choices.
Three Minute Philosophy began as a animated web series that sought to
both stretch the definition of "animated" about as far as anyone's
willing to concede, and help beginners learn about philosophy and have
fun doing it.
Since the original series back in 2007 (which remains more popular on
YouTube because I swore a lot) people have actually started utilising
Three Minute Philosophy as an educational resource. Well, you chose the
damn elective so that's your perogative. I'll promise to try to be
accurate if you promise to stop asking for Ayn Rand (you won't).
Oh and hi, look at this website where I will put up the new episodes
and also write some philosophy articles for you to read and hopefully
get something useful out of. I just ended a sentence with a preposition
and I don't even care.
We still haven't lived up to him.
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Perhaps you would like to read them.
Probably Have No Free Will
Sorry about that. But if it's any
consolation, it's a really complicated and unsettled debate. From
pre-Socratic times through to Aristotle and the modern era, the
question about what exactly "free will" means and what it entails has
taken up a considerable amount of time in which philosophers could be
doing something more with their lives. Covers determinism, fatalism,
libertarianism, and a bunch of stuff in between.
As bizarre as it sounds, the
popularity of zombies or vampires in fiction tends to relate directly
to who is in charge of the White House in any particular era. As one of
the few horror movie philosophers likely to exist, here's my analysis
on the situation. [Hosted by CRACKED.com]
Gottlob Frege and Saul Kripke have a
lot to say about names because theirs are particularly stupid ones.
Namely (ha!) the question dates back to Aristotle about how names
actually work. How do words relate to facts about the world? You might
be surprised to know that we are still arguing about it because the
Morning Star and the Evening Star are actually the same thing and it's
not a star at all and apparently that just messes up everything.
This essay will attempt to put this self-destructive and absurd
superstition to rest once and for all, and to demonstrate that a truly
scientific mind must eliminate these counter-intuitive contrivances if
we are to ever progress as a society. I will prove beyond a shadow of a
doubt that there is not now, nor has there ever been, a Richard Dawkins.
The Ontology of
Why do actors get caught up in their own fictions? Why do we get
confused about what is or isn't real about movies and the actors cast
in them? What do gossip magazines have to do with all of this? Why the
hell am I writing about Twilight? Does philosophy hold the answers?
|ABOUT THE AUTHOR
S Peter Davis is an Australian based author and a freelance
editor for Cracked.com. When not writing reams of largely unpublishable
fiction, he works as a university librarian to earn the money to feed
his family (his family consists entirely of his fish, Marlin Brando).
He has been featured in the New York Times Bestselling book You Might Be a
Zombie, and likes to think he has a promising career ahead of him.
He also likes to speak of himself in the third person, as this is a
rhetorical device used to allow a person to speak of oneself without
You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org