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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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  • Oct 17 2013: Philosophy, the art of questioning reality. Nowadays people only accept information they think they need and applies to their lives and dismiss any other form of general knowledge. You don't know what you miss out if you don't know what you're missing out exists. Without knowledge of a world outside of their own, people simply accept their reality and function within its safe confines.

    We're all philosophers, we all have questions about life and the possibility for change within life, most of us are just too scared to ask questions out loud in fear of embarrassing ourselves. You don't need to go to school and earn a degree to earn the title of a philosopher. All you need is a functional brain, a curious mind, and a decent vocabulary to express your thoughts. Why think about the war in Syria and its possible repercussions on your life when you have to go catch up on your favorite episodes?

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