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Trust in Freemasonry

Trust in Freemasonry By Ujjwal Dey Trust is an essential element in each and every relationship. Whether it be a helpless dependent child trusting his parents or a student trusting his teacher or a wife trusting her husband or even a friend trusting his comrade. All relationships are built on trust. This is not limited [...]

The Meditative Mind

The Meditative Mind By Ujjwal Dey (Yogacharya) The first thing my Guru told me was “No one can teach you how to meditate”. And I had travelled and sought him after intense search to seek meditative techniques. There is a lot of truth to His words. For truly, no one can train your brain. That [...]

Chakras, Kundalini, Tantra and Mantra

There have been so many messengers from the East to the West. Yet all their ancient wit and wisdom gets lost in translation.  For example, now Americans want to throw out Yoga from schools and communities claiming it promotes Hinduism and pagan behaviour. Meditation is being ostracized for taking Americans away from Jesus Christ. Well first of [...]

Cure or Poison? The binding precedents in the Brazilian legal system.

This article aims to assess the succinct manner the profound changes in the Brazilian legal culture caused by the introduction of binding precedents (stare decisis) in the Brazilian legal system. Initially, it should be said that this work is also a relief, a lawyer who cares to study the legal system of a country is [...]

David Hilbert 23 Problems Blaise Pascal Number

Hilbert’s Mathematical Problems Table of contents (The actual text is on a separate page.) Introduction. (Philosophy of problems, relationship between mathematics and science, role of proofs, axioms and formalism.) Précis 1 Problem 1. Cantor’s problem of the cardinal number of the continuum. (The continuum hypothesis.) Number 1 K. Gödel. The consistency of the axiom of choice and of [...]

The “free” Free Thinker

Exposure point of view arguing that free thinking is not just innovate and counter the prevailing thoughts, but to expose the free thinker also can reasonably bind to any point of view, even the religious. From the moment I started to develop my own views on the world, began to have my own ideas, always [...]

The “free” Free Thinker

Exposure point of view arguing that free thinking is not just innovate and counter the prevailing thoughts, but to expose the free thinker also can reasonably bind to any point of view, even the religious. From the moment I started to develop my own views on the world, began to have my own ideas, always [...]

David Hilbert 23 Problems Blaise Pascal Number

Hilbert’s Mathematical Problems Table of contents (The actual text is on a separate page.) Introduction. (Philosophy of problems, relationship between mathematics and science, role of proofs, axioms and formalism.) Précis 1 Problem 1. Cantor’s problem of the cardinal number of the continuum. (The continuum hypothesis.) Number 1 K. Gödel. The consistency of the axiom of [...]

Reason for Gene Skepticism

1. Why be skeptical of contemporary conceptions of the gene? The contemporary, classical-molecular understanding of “gene” involves a segment of double-stranded DNA which codes for or causes the production of a functional polypeptide chain; this process is essentially characterized by two steps: transcription and translation. During transcription DNA is converted to single-stranded RNA that retains [...]

An Explanation and Critique of Platonic Arguments from Opposites and Recollection found in the Phaed

In the Phaedo Plato argues for the immortal soul by invoking arguments from opposites, recollection, and scattering. Considering only Plato’s arguments from opposites and recollection, an explanation and critique are given. I suggest that the argument from opposites adequately establishes the necessity in opposing adjectives generating one from another, but reject this notion for nouns. [...]