Or do we just want to use it? Is your brain yours or someone else's? There are two reasons for the two different kinds of researchers: To understand what it does (how it works), and/ or to understand what it is (what it's made of). But what it is, in itself, is not represented by … Continue reading Why Do We Want to Understand Consciousness in the First Place?
Out of this World, yet close to the Earth
what I write may be out of this world, but it is very much of the Earth and our right place on the Planet
Why Quantum Mechanics isn’t Weird (closer to a straight answer, but not quite)
In clarification to the last post, I am writing an addendum. The reason I said Quantum Mechanics isn't weird is because it is the basis of our reality and also because the theory itself is very successful. So successful that those who use it don't even need to know how it works, however, to really … Continue reading Why Quantum Mechanics isn’t Weird (closer to a straight answer, but not quite)
Quantum Mechanics isn’t ‘Spooky’ and Neither are UFOs
To say that the universe is an interesting place is an understatement and almost not worth saying, but it must be said if only as a reminder that there are other things going on besides war, disease and inflation. Like why after nearly seventy years has there not been a return trip to the moon? … Continue reading Quantum Mechanics isn’t ‘Spooky’ and Neither are UFOs
Surveillance Capitalism: The Internet is the Tip of the Iceberg
If the term surveillance capitalism is as new to you as it was to me, it may need a little clarification. Shosha Zuboff, author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power defines it as follows: 1. A new economic order that claims human experience as … Continue reading Surveillance Capitalism: The Internet is the Tip of the Iceberg
There are two approaches to nature writing, which double as the two approaches to nature in general and two approaches to being in the world; either we attempt to explain it, or let it explain itself. The latter digs deep into the essence of things (objects), while the former makes a cursory pass over the surface to pick up whatever it finds. We could call the latter art and the former science.
The Measurement ‘Problem’ as a Unit of Measurement, not a Problem, part 2
The following is a continuation of a previous post entitled, Consciousness and the Measurement Problem pt.1, and can be found via a link at the bottom of this post. Traditionally quantum theory has been treated as a measurement problem rather than a theory or standard of measurement; a case in point being that we don’t … Continue reading The Measurement ‘Problem’ as a Unit of Measurement, not a Problem, part 2
The So-Called Human Condition is Chosen not Innate, (but is it chosen for you?)
The World tells us that in order to survive we have to be competitive, which is exactly what it would say, if it were a social construction (which it is) when actually the reverse is true. Competition actually stands in opposition to life. Life requires co-operation, NOT competition.
Purpose in Place, We Are Not (a product of) Our Environment
When addressing Purpose in Place, a lot of organizations speak to people who have either already found their place or are already living, doing or practicing their purpose. But these are not the people that need the help, or the attention. Of course, those who need attention rarely get it and those who get it … Continue reading Purpose in Place, We Are Not (a product of) Our Environment
Getting the Most out of our Experiences
The Time of the Place There is no such thing as a waste of time. Even those who have wasted most of it have learned the benefit of getting the most of their experiences, albeit after the fact. The bigger the waste (spending the rest of one's life in jail after committing a stupid and … Continue reading Getting the Most out of our Experiences
Blackfoot indigenous vs Large-scale Modern societies
A Comparison of Meaning and Quality of Life in Indigenous vs Contemporary Western societies https://gatherfor.medium.com/maslow-got-it-wrong-ae45d6217a8c There is a lot to say for the convenience and extravagant ways of living that most modern societies offer. Food is accessible and often 'free', meaning that if you really, really need it, you can put on your most slovenly … Continue reading Blackfoot indigenous vs Large-scale Modern societies
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