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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]