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2018 27/Aug
Monkey Suit

The “Monkey Suit” is a term used in jest (and absurdism) to refer to the human form. As all humans are thrown into existence (Heidegger’s idea of Geworfenheit) without a say about their conditions, genetics, and surroundings, our existence is somewhat arbitrary. We find ourselves in a “monkey suit” (or a flawed vessel) with: Strange emotions […]

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2018 21/Aug
The Vessel is Broken

The Shamefully Poor State of Human Wellbeing “For when he saw that almost all things necessarily required for subsistence, and which may render life comfortable, are already prepared to their hand, that men may abundantly attain wealth, honour, praise, may rejoice in the reputation of their children, yet that, notwithstanding, every one has none the […]

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2013 8/Jan

In the very first part of this 2007 article, Nick Bostram of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford writes: Traditionally, the future of humanity has been a topic for theology.  All the major religions have teachings about the ultimate destiny of humanity or the end of the world. Eschatological [a branch of theology concerned with […]

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