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9 03, 2018

Will Human Consciousness Choose to Not Exist?

By | March 9th, 2018|Artificial Intelligence, Buddhism, Christianity, Conscioiusness, Dualism, Ethics, Evolved, Judaism, Metaphysics, Monism, Neurology, Psychology, Science, Self, Spiritual, Technology|0 Comments

Twenty years from now your child has an accident, permanently damaging their brain, reducing their life expectancy, and significantly diminishing your family's quality of life. Despite advancements, the medical community cannot fix their native brain. An artificial brain, a quantum machine, has been FDA approved and on the market for five years with about a [...]

26 01, 2018

The Coming Emotional Superconscious

By | January 26th, 2018|Artificial Intelligence, Buddhism, Christianity, Conscioiusness, Metaphysics, Neurology, Psychology, Science, Self, Superconscious|0 Comments

How Emotions Are Made Is an emotional superconscious in our future? A networking of our brains through artificial intelligence? If so, what does it mean for our us, as individuals and as a society and culture? To help guide me on this quest, I read How Emotions Are Made by Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, a University [...]

6 01, 2018

Fundamental – Space OR Time?

By | January 6th, 2018|Artificial Intelligence, Buddhism, Christianity, Conscioiusness, Evolved, Hindu, Judaism, Metaphysics, Muslim, Native American, Neurology, Quantum Physics, Self, Spiritual, Superconscious, Supraconscious, Technology|1 Comment

Our Place in Space What is our place in space? We're so caught up in the temporal, saving for the future and managing our calendar, that maybe we're missing something fundamental. Reading God is Red by Vine Delora, Jr., who was named by Time magazine in 1974 one of the influential religious thinkers of the [...]

17 11, 2015

Dark Matters

By | November 17th, 2015|Christianity, Cosmology, Evolved, I, Judaism, Spacetime, Spiritual, Uncategorized|0 Comments

If science struggles to fully explain only 15% of the matter that surrounds us, all of us should maybe humble ourselves and open up to bigger possibilities.

13 10, 2015

Objective vs. Subjective – Are We Becoming Zombies?

By | October 13th, 2015|Christianity, Spiritual, You|0 Comments

Science and religion have historically had a tension between them. Science's goal is primarily to explain the world objectively (how do things work?), which often is extrapolated using subjective narratives (Lawrence Krauss). Religion's primary goal is to understand the world subjectively (more the "why me" question), which often uses objective language as a basis of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]