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How does Gödel's theorem apply to daily life?
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Here's what Jordan Ellenberg, a professor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, has to say about this topic in his Does Gödel Matter? article: What is it about Gödel's theorem that so ...

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What does Zizek think of Bill Gates?
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Žižek talked about Bill Gates several times, for instance: Slavoj Zizek - Bill Gates & Charity (YouTube) Is it true that only progressive billionaires can save humanity? Here are the excerpts ...

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Shouldn't philosophy be replaced by neuroscience?
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"Science says the first word on everything, and the last word on nothing." - Victor Hugo Neuroscience may eventually replace or redefine large portions of what was historically referred to as the ...

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How would Zizek explain his own popularity with contemporary media?
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Žižek actually has touched this subject a couple of times. Basically, he sees his popularity and entertainer status as a potential attempt to reduce the serious undertones of his work. Here is his ...

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Is human consciousness encoded in DNA in an infinitely regressive way?
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It's hard to talk specifically about consciousness, given that we still lack a widely-accepted definition of what it even is, as far as I know. That aside, the question can be rephrased to a more ...

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Is reductionism in conflict with our sense of awe and wonder?
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I will argue that Dawkins is wrong in the sense that his notions of warmth and awed wonder refer to something entirely else than those implied by at least some opposing views. What's immediately ...

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