Why are testicles (=balls) used as a metaphor for courage?
It would hardly create a useful chain of dialogue if you said to a guy “Hey, you got balls!” (“Yeah, I know. So what? Do you need one?”); you can only say this to a girl or a woman if you want to make it sound...
What makes death so difficult to bear?
The mean thing about death (as opposed to dying) is that its fallout remains solely restricted and reserved to those who live on.
Together with being born, being unconscious and being asleep, death belongs to the few experiences in life we are unable to...
Why is it harder to finish things than to start them?
Finishing something is … impossible. At least from a human perspective on the idea of perfection.
I am just working on a script. I have to submit it by May 1st.
Will it be finished by then?
I just will have to stop working on...
What are the most philosophical or ethically interesting moments in popular culture?
As mentioned by Marc Bodnick, 24 has certainly presented the biggest buffet of “impossible decisions” from a philosophical and ethical point of view I ever felt being confronted with – not...
Why is the public opinion on nuclear power so different in Germany compared to other countries?
Before I try to create an answer, I think it makes sense to reference the article that this question was based upon from Spiegel Online International.
My first response: well, it is quite...