Do We Have Free Will? Sometimes

By Adam J. Pearson Facebook, the leading arena of social interaction has also become the latest hot spot for online philosophical debate.  Since the days of Socrates, conversation has been the primary medium of philosophical inquiry.  However, then as now, philosophical discussions did not produce final, definitive answers to the questions they addressed. Commenting on…

Question Authority: An Anecdote

By Adam J. Pearson When I was teaching at Centennial, I once told my Grade 8 history students something that was demonstrably false. It was something they would know was false based on the reading they had done. When no one attempted to correct me, I asked them: “does anyone have a problem with what…

Hard Times – A Rap

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction Ten years ago, I was in a local rap group with Ali Tarafdar and Samer Raza. It has been ten years since I’ve written a rap. Last night, though, I was inspired by Lil B and Mike Scarf and I decided to write this, my first rap in a decade. Please let…