Dualities are ubiquitous in nature, but that doesn’t mean that they are what they seem, otherwise physicists wouldn’t be looking for a unified theory. Perhaps the most enduring dualities are the mind/body; particle/ wave; space/ time; materialist/ idealist, but there are many more, for instance; as above, so below; energy and matter; macrocosm and the microcosm; subjectivity and objectivity, but perhaps the most important is position and momentum, otherwise known as the Uncertainty Principle, or the ‘measurement problem’.
In a time of reduced or curtailed travel, people have started to find renewed interest in the places they live, or that they have previously taken for granted. I have experienced both. My home, Victoria, B.C. Canada, is considered by many to be a paradise, although I have not always shared this view, mainly because … Continue reading Purpose in Place: Belonging where you live and living where you belong
Putting a Positive Slant on a Critical and Controversial Issue (Climate Change) I recently failed to publish an essay entitled 'A Balmy Approach to Climate Change' in a number of online and print magazines, but I have not given up, which is why I am not publishing it here. Instead what I propose to do … Continue reading A Balmy Approach to Global Walming (sic)
I recently had a HUGE epiphanic realization, to wit... That the phenomenal world, everything behind it, and everything in front of it--that is, the epiphenomenal effects that perception has on those phenomena and the noumena from which they are suspended--are examples of lying by omission. We do not have the facts, nor have we ever … Continue reading Lying By Omission
What is our relationship to Place when we leave the security of the stable, solid ground in order to journey to the edge of the Earth's atmosphere (the moon is actually inside Earth's atmosphere https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/the-moon-is-inside-earths-atmosphere-claims-study?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1) to behold it not only from above, but from without. It seems strange to ask this question 50 years after … Continue reading To the Moon and Back… 50 years later?
Presuming that we have been 'contacted' by them, and presuming that They are 'among us', I would venture to ask... are they but devolved versions of ourselves? Are they Us from the future, returned to find the point where their species veered off into idiocy and complete lack of originality? I use the word originality … Continue reading Are Aliens Even Intelligent?
A Theory of Everything is Not Material What we take for verity and certainty are the limits of knowledge, the limits of what we can know or learn within this short span of time, or moment of life, because our knowing can only penetrate so far, therefore our knowing is actually a kind of uncertainty … Continue reading The Limits of Knowledge and the Problem with Materialism
Time was when God judged Kings Sages Who judges now? -Friedrich Holderlin Here’s my opinion if it means anything at all where are the great rivals building monuments to themselves and smashing them down? Opposing armies in raiding parties Have they all lost their nerve? The steady decline of expectation this just in… Stars are … Continue reading Cosmogenesis (X-chromosomes)
Theories right now are bullish, we are in the midst of an ideas and information boom. But before we oversaturate the market and cause a crash, let's take stock of what we know right now. It's easy to tear apart a theory, if on no other grounds than appeals to authority, confirmation bias, ad hominem … Continue reading So You Think You’ve Got a Theory for Everything (Yes I Realize It’s Theory of Everything)
What is the wisdom in referring to getting paid for work as 'reward' instead of 'compensation' 'salary' 'wage' or even 'bacon'? I say it is part of the transition to virtual worlds in the blockchain and easy street pensions equal to just above minimum wage. But this is all a bit too speculative, since it … Continue reading Work in Relationship to AI