"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."

-Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (1879-1955)

Monday, June 14, 2010

MG Philosophy Student Wins National Award!

Graduating senior Sher Shah Atif has been selected as the high school fifth place National Award Winner for the 2010 Kids Philosophy Slam!

His award includes a $100 cash prize and was presented at Mount Greylock's Senior Awards Night on Thursday, June 10.

Announcement of Sher Shah's award was made in the North Adams Transcript, and is online at the Philosophy Slam website and at the Squire Family Foundation website.


Sunday, May 23, 2010



I stumbled upon this funny, but painfully ironic and sad clip, made from a recorded phone call.

p.s. sorta NSFW (but not really) --no need to get scared and run away, it's just a picture with a little rudimentary animation to make it look like it's talking.

a slightly more serious video I found a few minutes later.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Everybody Sing!



you know the wierd thing is they are half right, if there is a god I doubt he really loves us if he created a world where the only way to keep living is to kill others

Monday, May 17, 2010

Carl Sagan Video


a video made from an excerpt from Carl Sagan's book The Pale Blue Dot

Friday, May 14, 2010


What, in your opinion, is the most important feature of what Mavin Zuckerman calls "HSS"
  • If you are a high you seek high risk activities, which brings them high stimulus. There is a down fall most of these people tend to abuse drugs because of there attitude of trying new things that will create that risk for them. The most important thing is knowing that if you are a high you might be prone to get into drugs. Then once getting the feeling that the highs get will make you want to do more it grows on anyone that tries a new thing.

Does Aptor's way of explaining the evolutionary benefits of risk-taking make sense to you?

  • I understand Aptors way, he said that risk takers would be the people to try new foods or test if something was poisonous etc. These risk takers would save the life's of others, and if they survived they would get the feeling they wanted.