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12 10, 2015

Objects Through the Eye of the Needle

By | October 12th, 2015|Christianity, I, Spiritual|0 Comments

"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God." - Mark 10:25 Lots of ways to interpret the above passage in the bible, which is offered as a quote by Jesus. For me, it is simply that an [...]

9 10, 2015

Metaphysical “Choices” – Consciousness, Part 2

By | October 9th, 2015|Evolved, Metaphysics|0 Comments

Can a silicon-based machine achieve consciousness? It is becoming an increasingly pressing question as scientists move closer to artificial intelligence. Yet we don't understand our own consciousness, so how would we know? Maybe it already has happened... We don't understand what is consciousness, how consciousness came to exist, or why it exists. Because we don't [...]

28 09, 2015

Metaphysical “Choices” – Holism

By | September 28th, 2015|Evolved, Metaphysics|0 Comments

If you believe in an open, indeterminate future, then you need to explain the phenomena of holism.

22 09, 2015

Metaphysical “Choices” – Philosophical Theology

By | September 22nd, 2015|Christianity, Evolved, Metaphysics, Spiritual|0 Comments

Science is asking more of a "how?" question about the world while religion is asking more of a "why?" question.

17 09, 2015

Metaphysical “Choices” – Consciousness

By | September 17th, 2015|Evolved, Metaphysics, You|2 Comments

Consciousness is something we intuitively believe we understand. After all, in many ways it is who we are personally. Yet try to define it and the meaning becomes elusive. American Philosopher Thomas Nagel describes another organism as conscious when we mean "there is something it is like to be that organism... something it is like [...]

8 09, 2015

Purging Clutter

By | September 8th, 2015|Buddhism, Christianity, I, Judaism, Native American, Spiritual|2 Comments

"When you keep thinking about sense objects, attachment comes. Attachment breeds desire, the lust of possession that burns to anger. Anger clouds the judgment; you can no longer learn from past mistakes. Lost is the power to choose between what is wise and what is unwise, and your life is utter waste. But when you [...]

6 09, 2015

Metaphysical “Choices” – Chance and Causality

By | September 6th, 2015|Metaphysics|0 Comments

Image courtesy of Victor Habbick at FreeDigitalPhotos.net When researching and writing Evolved a great deal of thought went into metaphysical questions about reality. After all, the setting is a couple thousand years in the future and the topography of the universe (explained in the book) should fit within current scientific theories and philosophies. [...]

1 09, 2015

Chance – Does Humanity Have Any?

By | September 1st, 2015|Evolved, Time Theory|0 Comments

Does chance exist in our reality? Do we live in an indeterminate universe? Two different questions, but closely related. The first asks whether anything is truly random. The second incorporates the first but also asks whether we can actively change how the future plays out. Is there room in our universe for free will? You [...]

12 08, 2015

Is the Separation between the Divine and Us a Continuum or Absolute? Or, Something Else?

By | August 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

One of the benefits of spending the summer out on a lake without a television or accessible road is the chance to read and ponder bigger question (One of the "hardships" is limited access to the internet and thus less opportunity to post). Using the time to consume and process, I recently read two books asking bigger questions. The first, a secular historical [...]

21 07, 2015

Super vs. Supra Consciousness

By | July 21st, 2015|Evolved|0 Comments

#Evolved #Supraconscious #Superconscious