Jonath Thomas

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Jonath Thomas
Posted about 1 year ago
Is Philosophy dead?
Philosophy is science and science still is philosophy.What we dont understand is that the modern science we pride ourselves with because of its credibility and its wide range of applicability is nothing but an extension of philosophy. I dont believe that philosophers are people with white flowing beards who sip tea and play chess and occassionaly stare at the sky.Every person is a philosopher and his philosophy is his 'science',which has been tested an applied in his realm of reality.so as long as sane human beings exist and they think,philosophy will live on.
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Jonath Thomas
Posted about 1 year ago
Democracy is and can only be a temporary form of government
Democracy is in a way a form of despotism.The only difference here is that the despot here is a larger group of people.In our world and from nature what we must uderstand is that equallity is an utopian myth coined by philosophers who wated exactly the oppossite.Lets just take the simple example of animals and humans in nature,are humans and animal equal? No.Likewise no authority or democratic form of government can ever be wholly accepted by all the people.I am not contradicting my first point ,I am trying to say that no matter how much we try , we perpetually will be under the rule of one form of despotism or the other .And in this respect i would say benevolent despotism is the best form of governance.
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Jonath Thomas
Posted about 1 year ago
What's more beneficial: Revolution or Evolution?
Revolution is usualy passionate and impulsive ...sudden and aggressive in nature...it does get the job done ,but what is wrong with it is that it slowly dies down with the emotion or it succumbs easily to a greater emotion or greater revolution...one small eg Communism. It started with a bang...and it made radical changes but looking at it now all i can see are a few wrecks of what it used to be and what it used to mean...see that is what is wrong with impulsive changes. On the other hand the thing about 'evolutioun' or 're-formation'or 'refining' as i would like to put it is that it does require something to refine or evolve from .So in refining we are saying that the things that had been in existence were good at a time but not good enough now.For us to refine or innovate something,we must fully understand how the sysytem works presently .Refining something requires immense perseverance.It requires patience which is the yardstick that measures our dedication to the cause.Refinement requires building public opinion and convincing everyone that the change that is about to come is a one demanded by time and nature.Having done all this,refining can begin...and once its done, it can usually never be changed .I would like to state renaissance as an example of evolution in the thoght process of man.It didnot happened in a split-second and it still lives on
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Jonath Thomas
Posted over 1 year ago
Imagine a world with no geographical boundaries between countries. I think that if it happens then there would be more peace on Earth.
Exactly my point...I too AM a citizen of the world and my patriotism extends to the welfare of the world as a whole.Which is exactly why we are openhearted to have this discussion on TED aint it.But when we stand up for an idea we must think if its just a dream or a possibility.You should read Rudyard Kipling's poem If.....it says "If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim" You know whats wrong with this idea,I think it still has milk stains on it .
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Jonath Thomas
Posted over 1 year ago
Imagine a world with no geographical boundaries between countries. I think that if it happens then there would be more peace on Earth.
I am going to have to object to this idea.Humans by nature are very clanish and tend to live in small cohesive groups. In the absence of geographical boundaries and countries , people would become all the more clanish and self-centered.The existing systems in our world were not formed by coincidence,they were a culmintaion of the pattern of life humans followed up until then.I know that when we see the wars between nations and the terrorist attacks, we are forced to think of a system where all of this is one. But then first we must think why countries fight or why terorism exists.The reason for both of these is the same-it's that both countries and terrorist groups are trying to protect their interests at any cost.Imagine if the world unified and came under one supreme government,then people would start forming cohesive groups based on thousands of criteria and even though there will never be wars as we see now,there are inevitably going to be conflicts between these local groups every instant,because every group will have a different interest. Moreover,the division of the world into countries promotes a sort of healthy competition. Let's face it, no average human is wholehearted enough to say 'I am a citizen of the world and my patriotism extends to the welfare of the world as a whole'......since we cant even sacrifice our time for our countrymen whom we see,how do you think we are going to nobly do it for others on this planet who we dont even see?
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Jonath Thomas
Posted over 1 year ago
Why is art (or artistically creative fields) often not taken seriously?
I think u got me a little wrong.The question was nothing but a rhetoric.My point was simple,all what i meant to say was that since art can never be meausured on the same scale as that of science in terms of improving our understanding of our world or improving human life as a whole,the artist has no moral right to claim a recognition or appreciation that is recieved by a scientist.Now since art is more or less a form of entertainment and the arist an ingenious creation of God, he has to fight his way up to the top.I said that this struggle is a part of his life and who he is and if we were to take it away he would never turn out to be as great as he could.....Remember the story of the man who helped a butterfly break free from its cocoon and the butterfly died in the end,same thing,names changed
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Jonath Thomas
Posted over 1 year ago
Why is art (or artistically creative fields) often not taken seriously?
Well i live in kerala,a state in india in the heart of this problem i must say.Here people who pursue art are stigmatised so much by the orthodox society that they tend to conceal their talents and creativity in art as if it was something to be ashamed of.Well,it definetly is nothing to be ashamed of , i love art and language buts lets face it ,no art or language has changed the way humans live ,no art has ever revolutionised life as a whole,so artists are not considered a prerequisite for a "developed" nation of the modern era. But when we live in such a competetive world let's reason, art is a person's inherent skill,it is the true expression of his inner being.He was not taught art but was rather born with it, now since he was gifted with this free of cost,he must put in some effort in life.Now the effort he puts in is the risk he faces by going up against a hostile world which looks down upon him. Nothing good comes free and the price one pays for becoming an artist is by risking his life.If so, why bother if no one ever patted an artist on the back and encouraged him.
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Jonath Thomas
Posted over 1 year ago
To what extent can an idea be unique?
Well,an idea can never be 100% authentic because every idea formed in our world was inspored by something.....an idea as we call it is a breakthrough ....a breakthrough from something that already exists...so every single idea gets its inspiration from either an existing idea or an existing entity