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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 28 2013: Is philosophy dead? I don't profess to being scientifically endowed, but I also don't believe that philosophy is scientifically based either; but does it exist? Of course it does, it has existed from the dawn of intelligent life and it will exist as long as intelligent life exists. Let us ponder for awhile.
    THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY has the longest migration journey of any of its species. It migrates from North America to regions in the centre of Mexico. It's a journey of 2500 miles. The first generation dies on the journey and it is left for the following generations to complete the migration. The following generations have to complete a journey that they have never done before. Their only means of survival is their genetically coded DNA which lies dormant until the time to migrate comes near. After reaching their destination it again goes into dormant mode waiting for the next time it will be needed for the journey back.
    We all experience this dormancy when we sleep and dream. We dream of things that cannot be explained by every day experiences. Is this a dormancy that all life has inherited from over 4 billion years ago? If so then it must be as important today as it was then. The subconscious works 24/7 never stopping. It absorbs our daily experiences for an average of 16hrs a day then processes them for 8hrs while we sleep. In the greater scheme of things the subconscious part is more important than the conscious part.
    Searching for the meaning of life will always be there to tempt us and keep philosophy ticking.
    • Sep 29 2013: Actually Science is Philosophically based. Science as you know it today, began as a field of philophy known as Natural Philosophy. Only after Kant did it really diverge, in the mind of the community, as a distinct discipline.
      • Sep 29 2013: Thank you for your reply. You are right of course, philosophy is based on science; what I was trying to say was that it is part of human erudition. Allow me to leave you with another dilemma. The DNA that allows a dormancy to act in occasions when it means a matter of life or death,(Migration.) Because all life posses a dormancy similar to that of the Monarch butterfly,(Described in my first letter,) this may mean that evolution is by a natural design and not random that science would have us believe.

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