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
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”
***Beta test of new essay, chapter of book. The following is a test post for a chapter in the book of which this blog is the exploratory sounding board. Working title is a combination of New Wild, Northwestern, New World out of which a theme and story emerges. It is the place itself which decides, … Continue reading New World, Northwestern, New Wild (NW)
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