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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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

15 06, 2015

Standing on Giants

By | June 15th, 2015|Bio, Buddhism, Christianity, Cosmology, I, Judaism, Native American, Neurology, Spacetime, Spiritual, Time Theory, You|0 Comments

Over the summer I plan to go through my sources of inspiration for Evolved. This is partly for my own benefit as I refresh my understanding of various theories. It is also to recognize the brilliant minds that have transformed my life over the past few years. Finally, it will help you understand the road [...]