The Universe Cares Not For Us

I wrote recently about the idea of a “Re-Enlightenment” and about moving forward toward a world which was not controlled by mythology, dogma, and religious doctrine. In a rather flippant final paragraph I wrote: “We need to look at humanity to see how to fix it, not to look skyward and pray for intervention, or worse, the end of days. And I really do think we can do this; we have the knowledge, we have the means, let’s ...

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Marvin Minsky on Consciousness

This video struck me as a great example of the fact that all that happens and that we experience is interpreted by the brain. In an earlier blog piece I discuss the notion of the souls, and conclude that there is, in all probability, no soul. In this video Marvin Minsky speaks of much of what I was writing about in that post. Enjoy. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes...

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Language as a window into human nature – Steven Pinker

This is an amazing insight into the uses of language, the way we say things, and swearing. It reveals more about our nature as humans than we give it credit for. It’s quite lengthy, but to be fair to the topic, I think it deserves this amount of time. So grab a coffee/tea/beer and sit back and enjoy. WARNING: There is some very crass language in this talk. From the YouTube page: “For Steven Pinker, the brilliance of the mind lies in...

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