Melanie has us back doing philosophical questions this week….
Must we have evidence to know the truth? Sometimes. In some cases it’s enough to have faith.
How much control does a person have over their life? Not very much anymore. Read Richard Brodie’s book Virus of the Mind, Richard Dawkins’s The Selfish Gene, and Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media to see how it’s slipped away from us.
What is gravity and how does it work? It works great! Some would say that there’s no such thing as gravity, that the world just sucks. (Ask the same question, get the same answer.)
Can a person be happy if they have never experienced sadness? How about vice versa? I think it would be hard to know whether you’re happy or sad (or any of the infinite number of points in between) without knowing how both feel.
See you in the funny papers!