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5 11, 2016

World Needs More Philosophers

By | November 5th, 2016|Evolved, Metaphysics, Spiritual|0 Comments

Humanity is on the cusp of redefining the meaning of life. We need to understand what that means. Advancements in Artificial Intelligence, Genetic Engineering, Brain Implants, Mixed Reality, Uploaded Brains, and many other fields of research are about to blow our minds. Technology is pushing us into a realm of potentially wondrous revolutionary new ways to [...]

23 01, 2016

Evolved Going to Editor in February

By | January 23rd, 2016|I|0 Comments

I'm very excited to announce that in February the manuscript will go to David Cathcart for editing. The professional feedback will hopefully allow me to publish the manuscript later this year. Still undecided whether I will self-publish or follow a more traditional route. To help with this decision, I have requested a meeting with agent [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]