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Is Philosophy dead?

Was it buried beneath pragmatic scientific discourse? Stabbed through the heart by the stake of probability. Is there any room for conjecture in the button down business of modern scientific thought? In the world of proof, what is the point of pondering?

I sometimes chuckle and think philosophers and theologians are off in a corner somewhere playing chess, while the scientific community is haphazardly reinventing our reality.

Is there truth in the evident, or are we chasing our own tail?

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    Sep 22 2013: I think philosophy is so alive these days, it's more exciting than ever. People like Richard Dawkins, Dan Dennett, Graham Hancock, Rupert Sheldrake, and many others are pushing the boundaries of philosophy forward. I mention Hancock and Sheldrake specifically because they have infamous TED talks available in TED's "naughty corner".

    To answer the question of whether we are chasing our own tail, I offer the following philosophical observation which I wrote:

    "If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, the other trees hear the sound of one hand clapping."

    In other words, we certainly can end up chasing our own tail. That happens sometimes.

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