Dating Websites for Love-Seeking Philosophy Buffs

Dating Websites for Love-Seeking Philosophy Buffs

Valentines Day is fast approaching, Praxis readers, and you don’t want to be caught without a date. With Internet romance sites catering to virtually every interest  Christian Mingle for New Testament followers (“Find God’s match for you”), Red State Date for Republicans (“Find your Running Mate”), Geek 2 Geek for, yes, adorable nerds (“Find your Geek Match”)  you’d think there would be something for philosophy fans. Well, there is, but the pickings are extremely limited. If you’re a devotee of the greed-preaching Tea Party inspiration known as Ayn Rand, and you think total self-reliance is compatible with romance, you are in luck.

But what if your taste in philosophers, and lovers, runs less libertarian?

Here are some sites that might help fill the void. (Please add your proposals for more in the comments below.)

"Maximizing the romantic potential of the least desirable Americans since 1971"

"Where masters and slaves find each other and eternal bliss"

"We tell you whom to marry; you shut up and obey"


"Nailing together bodies and souls for short stints of meaninglessness"

"Unrequited lovers of the world, unite!"

"Spice up your vita activa"

"Where dialectical love triangles are a reality"

"Leave your 'gender' at the door"

"Chastity can wait"

"Generate hot grammar with like-tongued lovers"

"Discipline and/or punish"

"Bringing intersubjectivity to the next level at coffee houses and other fora for discourse in the public sphere"

"Love is what you make it"

Researchers discover intact brain cells of man killed by Mt Vesuvius eruption

The young man died nearly 2,000 years ago in the volcanic eruption that buried Pompeii.

The body's features are outlined with the sketch drawn at the time of the discovery (1961). The posterior part of the skull (the occipital bone and part of the parietals) had completely exploded, leaving the inner part visible. A. Vitrified brain fragment collected from the inner part of the skull; B. Vitrified spinal cord fragment from the spine (SEM, scale bars in mm).

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Culture & Religion
  • A team of researchers in Italy discovered the intact brain cells of a young man who died in the Mount Vesuvius eruption in A.D. 79.
  • The brain's cell structure was visible to researchers (who used an electron microscope) in a glassy, black material found inside the man's skull.
  • The material was likely the victim's brain preserved through the process of vitrification in which the intense heat followed by rapid cooling turned the organ to glass.
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Could muons point to new physics?

New data have set the particle physics community abuzz.

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  • The first question ever asked in Western philosophy, "What's the world made of?" continues to inspire high energy physicists.
  • New experimental results probing the magnetic properties of the muon, a heavier cousin of the electron, seem to indicate that new particles of nature may exist, potentially shedding light on the mystery of dark matter.
  • The results are a celebration of the human spirit and our insatiable curiosity to understand the world and our place in it.
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Personal Growth
  • Benjamin Franklin wrote essays on a whole range of subjects, but one of his finest was on how to be a nice, likable person.
  • Franklin lists a whole series of common errors people make while in the company of others, like over-talking or storytelling.
  • His simple recipe for being good company is to be genuinely interested in others and to accept them for who they are.
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