Cosmogenesis (X-chromosomes)

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)

So You Think You’ve Got a Theory for Everything (Yes I Realize It’s Theory of Everything)

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)

Leibniz, Husserl, Godel

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

“Learning Without a Brain”

You don't need a brain... further evidence that physical objects are merely representations (symbols) of deeper levels of meaning... i.e. a purpose in life. Discussion of the following will emerge as useful (if not indispensable) in the formulation of the arguments to come. https://www.wsj.com/articles/learning-without-a-brain-11595527115 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z81Ja30L9M **Please note: Ted is not my favourite go-to for information, … Continue reading “Learning Without a Brain”

On the Strangeness of Natural Things and the Naturalness of Strange Things

Art critic, André Gide describes Henri Michaux's fascination with ‘the strangeness of natural things and the naturalness of strange things.’ But listen to the contrast in the two modes, how the strangeness of natural things adheres to the rhythms of speech, while the naturalness of strange things draws attention to the strangeness of its own sound. It reaches across … Continue reading On the Strangeness of Natural Things and the Naturalness of Strange Things

The Phenomenology of Psychedelics

Psychedelics and phenomenology are at the core of consciousness studies, consciousness itself being psychedelic in nature; the drug that other drugs use as a template to make consciousness more recognizable to itself. The word psychedelic derived from the Greek, psychē ψυχή + dēloun δηλοῦν, literally meaning, ‘mind-manifesting’. Experiencers often report a feeling more real than … Continue reading The Phenomenology of Psychedelics