Just thought I would share an experience I had the other morning. While I was trying to sleep in, it must have been the way the light was shining in the dark room through a crack in the curtains that awoke me. My dog, now seeing that I was awake, hit the curtatin with her tail as shs made her way over to lick my face. But when she hit the...
Sometimes I sit back and think about what it means for other animal species to be alive. They hunt and they reproduce and they migrate and they just keep going and going about their business. The only species who seem to be messing anything up are humans, but, I will give us credit at least for this thought. What if there is no point to being...
It didn’t go wrong, not exactly wrong that is.
I mean, c’mon, who could have predicted the consequences of a technology that seemed on face value so straightforward, so logically consistent with what we know, or as it turned out, thought we knew, of the way the world works.
The point, you see, is that whilst the tech was...
THE ARGUMENTATIVE THEORY
A Conversation with Hugo Mercier
Last July, opening the Edge Seminar, "The New Science of Morality", Jonathan Haidt digressed to talk about two recently-published papers in Behavioral and Brain Sciences which he believed were "so important that the abstracts from them should be posted in...
Could Einstein's Theory of Relativity be slipping into the past as a discredited misunderstanding?
And could it be replaced with an intuitive and simplified scientific truth that was discovered over a century ago?
A major turning point in the public’s understanding of science came about a century ago, with the introduction of Einstein’s...
i miss sailing. i miss hawaii. i miss my parents. i miss being a kid. i miss my creativity. i miss happiness. will i ever be happy? will i ever be able to become a better designer? school is so overwhelming. architecture is really hard. am i cut out for this? all we do is do things on the computer. wheres the creativity without adobe suite...
The 'Conscious Pilot' is a new model of the neural correlate of
consciousness (NCC) consistent with the Orch OR model. The basic idea
is that spatiotemporal envelopes of dendritic gamma synchrony move
through the brain's neuronal networks. The movement is sideways to
neurocomputational flow, occurring via dendritic-dendritic gap
◊● astrophysics, perspectives
Carl Sagan: The Cosmic Calendar / Pale Blue Dot / "To all citizens of the cosmos" / Carl Sagan warns against the fear of Science / On Mars & The Excluded Middle / Ted Turner Interviews Carl Sagan / Charlie Rose - Carl Sagan / Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, & Arthur C. Clarke // Albert Einstein:...
I am looking for recommended sources on Gonzo journalism. I have some sources, some ideas on the topic:
I was supposed to transcribe, the two guys I couldn’t understand were
in some kind of Las Vegas fast-food joint…and after a while, I just said,
‘Well, it sounds to me like they’re saying this,’ so I would type it in. I
had my own...
INT. Panel shows avatars for Watch, Castle and Chart. The first one lights up kaleidoscopically, the other two go to blank and a flatline.
INT. Sin's office.
Anyone seen Chart? Comms to the ship seem to be down.
I can bring Scope up. What are we looking for?
I’ve watched last week “ Transcendent Man” - the documentary about Ray Kurzweil, his life and ideas.
For anyone who read the book “The singularity is near” or watched one of his lectures in the recent years there is not much new in the film.
While I’ve got a lot to say about Ray Kurzweil and his work (maybe in another post) I would...
When I think, study, learn, or even act (or try to), I do so under the pre-supposition that the past - the classical - is better than the modern. In the simplest of explanations, I would argue that modernity is embodied by decadence and stupidity. Of course, this doesn't apply to all, but for the most part, the world in which we move on a daily...
its the silents that get(s) me..
gets to me thats is.
its not quite silence,
its all those, silent minds;
that die unspoken;
their only friend is Echo.
that has a ready
a steadier hear
has never found its ear-
nor its rest.
but the echos
seeing my self....