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With finite mind, reasoning is defined

It is difficult to define the notion of ‘free will’. If I have to choose between a piece of dark chocolate and a piece of milk chocolate and I opt for the dark chocolate, I’ve made a deliberate decision. Did I exercise free will? I don’t think so. I did consider the two options carefully. Nevertheless, I believe the only two only factors that influence animal decision-making are environmental influences and genetic predispositions. Our mind is a very special sort of material that is intricately molded by the world around us.

Revolution may not bring evolution

Not all revolutions are created equal. Generally speaking, before I decide on supporting a particular revolutionary movement, I’d like to know the general aims of the revolutionaries.

A desperate plea from someone left out in the cold

I’ve been a good boy, honest! Why then Department of Housing did you deprive me of accommodations next year? I feel personally insulted. The lottery process makes no sense. Clearly the better people should get housing. I am better! Pick me!

Not Cook-wells, Chartwells

Sometimes I wonder whether they transport the lettuce in from city dump. Every regular Chartwells diner I know understands the importance of the backup meal. You certainly can’t count on Terra Ve, Dish, or Origins to have an appealing meal. Before begrudgingly committing ourselves to the meal plan, we optimistically expected we could at least count on a satisfactory bowl of salad. Unfortunately, we must surrender to the fact that Chartwells and optimism never belong in the same sentence.

Budgeting our defense

I hope the Pentagon’s recent budget cuts are the first step in a series of austerity measures that might clip the wings of the country’s military-industrial complex.

Islamophobia takes flight on “O’Reilly Factor”

O’Reilly is “done” being careful. That is what he told viewers during his infamous discussion with Juan Williams. NPR shortly fired Williams for pitching his new movie idea, “Muslims on a Plane” on the O’Reilly Factor. Williams recounted how he fears Muslims who choose to make their religious beliefs evident in the manner they dress. Please Muslims, for the sake of Mr. Williams, wear some Abercrombie to set his nerves at ease.

Taking the road less traveled reaps benefits

There is no denying that humanity is like a giant flock of sheep. Fads, rituals and traditions regulate our day-to-day existence. I believe our irrational tendency to kowtow to social norms condemns many of us to live less fulfilling lives than we could potentially live. Those who believe they are not sheep, consider this.

Taking the road less traveled reaps benefits

Frankly, it is irrefutable that humanity is like a giant collection of numerous flocks of sheep. Fads, rituals, and traditions regulate our day-to-day existence. I believe our irrational tendency to kowtow to social norms condemns many of us to live less fulfilling lives than we could potentially live. Those who believe they are not sheep, consider this.

Mosquing hatred with argument

I hereby offer my support to any Iraqi legislation that bans the construction of churches within a six-and-half block perimeter (you say arbitrary, I say justice) around any area where innocent Iraqi civilians died. No more churches. Without any just cause, the Christians attacked and invaded a sovereign state.

Beck: US suffers from disease

Glenn Beck will save this country. I don’t know if Beck’s screaming nationalistic rhetoric, while frantically waving his arms conjures up the same images for you as it does for me. Still, we all know Beck is but a humble TV personality, just trying to “awaken” this country, the land we all love.

Personality politics distract from political problems

Personality politics. You have Chavez in Venezuela, Kibaki in Kenya, Ahmadinejad in Iran, Obama in the United States. I know grouping Obama with this gang of nefarious characters is bound to raise an eyebrow or two.

Actress Kaiulani Lee to perform ‘Sense of Wonder’ Thursday at the Bill Cosford Cinema

“Sense of Wonder,” a one-woman play based on Carson’s life and love of nature, will be performed tonight at the Bill Cosford Cinema, sponsored by Professor Weisskoff’s INS 421 class.
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