Many now hold that consciousness is a trick, wrought upon an illusory “us” by physics and you may therefore wish to contemplate whether you exist at all.
On Choosing Happiness
I believe on any number of counts, including personal experience, that we have the power to choose to be happy but the road is not altogether straightforward.
Out of Your Head
It is easy enough to empathize with addicts if, for large chunks of your existence, you have had an overwhelming need to get out of your own head.
The Limits of Reasoning
“What Am I” is the most important question I can ask and yet the answer may have to be discovered not by reasoning but by experience.
I do not believe that the concept of “god and science are incompatible. Provided that we accept that we have created the concept of “god” in the first place and that through science we have the means to become godlike.
I am deeply disturbed to discover what a search on the word “consciousness” produces when you sift through Wordpress websites.
How to be a Happy Human
Given the basic needs of life and in the absence of physiological abnormality, the solution is fairly simple. The trick … More
The Doors of Perception
If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite.
“Objective truth” is an illusion.
Unqualified objective truth can not exist. Heavily qualified objective truth probably does.
Art as metaphysics
I have sometimes wondered whether art has any importance, and if so, what?
The Internet Troll and the Origins of Conflict
Internet forums are the perfect place to understand the petty origins of conflict. The Troll must be studiously ignored.
The Arab Israeli conflict is very, very Simple
The Arab Israeli conflict arose from vibrating energy “strings” – it really is that simple in a sense.
To defeat hatred
Hatred is a difficult emotion to combat connected as it is with so many other qualia.
Anger – an Evolutionary Curse
Anger is an invention of the selfish gene, an evolutionary tool for the survival of the fittest.
A Secular Epiphany
Epiphany is usually thought of in a religious context but it can equally be a secular phenomena where one is struck by some extreme beauty or revelation.
Consciousness can only be sought through science and empirical, rational thought.
Depression – Rational Enquiry vs Emotional Wallowing
Depression can only be defeated by science and rational enquiry not airy faerie emotional wallowing such as is to be found in most useless self help books.
Am I a Quale?
A quale is the singular form of the plural qualia. Qualia are a linguistic attempt to describe the subjective experience of consciousness.
What am I?
The question “what am I” is the most important avenue any sentient being can enter.