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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|5 Comments

#Evolved #Supraconscious #Superconscious

14 07, 2015

Cosmology Thoughts

By | July 14th, 2015|Cosmology, Evolved|0 Comments

Bubble Universes, Multi-universes, D-Branes, and others - there are no shortage of theories about how our universe is structured. Like most economic forecasts, they are probably all wrong (sorry, my inner financial analyst couldn't resist). This is no slam of the great minds of our time, it is simply a reflection of how little we [...]

6 07, 2015

Present State

By | July 6th, 2015|Christianity, Evolved, Judaism|0 Comments

The challenge of Presence is a big part of Evolved. Presence both in the spatial and temporal sense. Mahayana Buddhism talks about Zen through meditation, a way of seeking emptiness for enlightenment. Judaism describes God in one form as Present. There is something special about the present, being present. In our world we tend to [...]

3 07, 2015

Silicon Life in Evolved

By | July 3rd, 2015|Evolved, Spiritual|0 Comments

What defines life is a central question in Evolved. Robots and humans have equal rights in the distant future of Evolved. Robots are all but indistinguishable from humans in appearance, are highly creative, dexterous, and even emotional. The robots/ androids in Evolved are not like Data from Star Trek, a character that always fascinated me, [...]

2 07, 2015

Nested Meanings

By | July 2nd, 2015|Cosmology, Evolved, Spacetime|0 Comments

The 'Two into One' theme in Evolved extends from particle physics, through the reality surrounding us, up to cosmology.