The interpretation of consciousness in WestWorld, like Evolved and my current project Pleroma's Void, asks deep questions about the nature of the mind. What is consciousness? Is it simply a result of all the physical stuff going on in our heads? Or, is there something else, non-physical? These questions drill down into questions like: What [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
The 'Two into One' theme in Evolved extends from particle physics, through the reality surrounding us, up to cosmology.