William Gass might be the oldest and most important writer you have never heard of (post in the comments if you are familiar with this man). He is a thoughtful writer, one not concerned with satisfying the marketplace, or stretching out already thin prose into several long and superfluous books. His list is short, a … Continue reading The Phenomenology of Reading Brilliantly
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
The following is an introduction to a future post on Gottfried Leibniz' characteristica universalis in the context of the philosophy (and mathematics) of Godel and Husserl, each making their own contributions to the larger TOE (Theory of Everything), see also: 'learning (intelligence) without a brain' https://wordpress.com/post/thetimeoftheplace.com/298 Towards the end of his life, Kurt Godel became … Continue reading Leibniz, Husserl, Godel