Okay PD, I think it's about time we intellectualise this place. In this thread, we will embark on a philosophical journey through the ages, though we won't be going chronologically. I'd like to think of this as if we had a time machine, and we can start and stop from whatever point we want. I'd like to recommend starting here, approximately halfway through the twentieth century, when a German named Ludwig Wittgenstein decided to try and break philosophy. He was successful. The field of human self-discovery and realisation was never the same. It is a pretty short book so I think we should give everyone a grace period of five to seven days to read and discuss it. As there's no narrative flow per se, you can read whatever you want and offer your thoughts on it. Next week we'll be travelling to the Age of Enlightenment, just in time for the advent of social contact theory, with some of our favourite political philosophers like John Stuart Mill, Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Please fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a [mentally] bumpy ride.
We will also use this thread to discuss Cool Things About The Universe, particularly theoretical physics, space exploration, etc..