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....
underneath the atrium
she empties her box
contents strewn in the corridor
hiding behind a column
as my ghost wanders
the collateral damages
of invisible demons
long since left
unaware of their inheritance
a lone rubber boot
the only proof of life
lines echoing stairwells
my voice calls to...
I believe in the importance of using our imaginations in our daily lives and that a highly refined imagination is an incredibly valuable outcome resulting from the daily attendance of ones inner landscape.