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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
"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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]