October 26, 2005

Thoughts for the Day

Things running through my mind tonight:

1. Would more pervasive naturism lead to better body images for people?
2. How come the Christian church never talks about Paul's suggestion that only people who feel compelled should have sex?
3. More proof that the Japanese perfect everything before it ever even crosses my mind. See shibari here.
4. I'm thinking about applying to be the commencement speaker at my graduation. I'll probably apply to give a speech on our moral obligations to do something with our degrees (help people!).

5. The problem with reason. Here's a distillation of my feelings of late. Reason provides a set of rules that help us sort consequences into good and bad. Ethicists pride their rational theories for their level of dispassion (e.g. Singer). Yet, didn't rationality grow because it helped serve feelings, and if so, how do we strike a reasonable balance between affection and dispassion?

Posted by keto0011 at October 26, 2005 8:48 PM