The Rational Anarchist

A Contractarian/Libertarian Perspective on Canadian Politics

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Whatever I notice in the world, and deem worthy of writing about.

The Perception of Truth

by Mycroft on Friday, March 1, 2013 12:06 AM

“The truth shall set you free...”

This quote, while well-intentioned is very misleading. For in life, there are many different truths on a great many subjects. A great many people don't seem to be aware of this simple fact. Quite often truth is often mistaken as fact. While similar on a great many levels at times, there are differences that quite often get overlooked. For example, long in the history of mankind, people were taught that the earth was flat, and that was the truth. Then after the voyage of Christopher Columbus, the world was proven to be round, and that became the truth. Now... If the world was flat and that was the truth, how could the world being round be the truth? Simple. It's not as much truth as it is fact.

Another good example requires a bit of imagination. If you were locked in a room with no windows, and no contact with the outside world for a day, and then some one came in and said “Good morning”, how would you know it was morning? Just because that person...

A View on Modern Day Humanity

by Mycroft on Monday, January 7, 2013 3:53 PM
For as long as anyone can remember, people have been trying to improve themselves throughout time, whether it's been as a single person improving upon ones self, or civilizations improving as a whole. This process has never been an easy road, and very few peoples have truly succeeded. But when you think about it, the need for self-improvement is an evolutionary function. However, what do we measure our improvements against? And do we try as fervently as we did before? It's been long theorized that as we've developed newer and better technologies, humanity grows more passive and lazy as time passes. Now when you compare that to just the last 100 years, you can see our productiveness and ambitions have declined. For example, how many people are unemployed, not just because of the lack of jobs and career positions, but because they've become lazy? It's quite understandable as to how that came to be as I shall explain. Ever since the computer age came into full swing, virtually everything has become computer...

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