Shameful state of the world. https://www.amnesty.org/fr/annual-report-201415/
Where do things go to when we lose them? You will have had the experience of looking for something one has just put down and failing to find it. Look well and nothing is found. The room is empty of the object one had in one’s hand a second ago. Nowhere to be found however hard one looks Then five minutes later when thinking of something else one re-enters the room and there is the object in plain sight. Sliding Doors A film that investigates the two parallel lives that emerge as a result of the heroine making the choice between two trains for her journey home. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sliding_Doors There is also the question of time travel, is it possible or not? http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30862837 What is philosophy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2iJNDbBEAc w.londonaestheticsforum.org/?page_id=1139 I have been driving along and someone looking straight at me drives out into the road as if I was not there. I have to take avoiding action otherwise we would have crashed into each other. Walking along the beach I suddenly became aware of someone behind me. I am sure he was not there a moment before. He seemed as surprized as I was. Many Worlds Wheeler Everett http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Many-worlds_interpretation well Does time pass? Well for a start it is a component of space/time forming a part of Einstein’s intuitive understanding of the way our universe is structured. so time does not really ‘pass by’.. http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/book-brad-skow-does-time-pass-0128 The Garden of Forking Paths Does one need the presence of an ‘observer’ (consciousness?) to force a split, ie make a decision? That depends what one means by consciousness. There is much support at present for the idea of a monist viewpoint (matter and thought are made of the same stuff) with some form of consciousness forming an essential component and being spread out over the entire universe and its content of energy/matter when they are fully explained. Before observation the best description of the position of point is everywhere. To take the above literally our brains before observation will be everywhere. Even if our thoughts are synonomous with our brain (probably not true) our thoughts would be verywhere….. After an observation is made a point appears and acieves a position in space I as an iondividual occupy a unique position in the universe and act as the the observer. Do not have to have an ‘awareness’ in a universe to have matter. The genetic code must have structure if it is to function and self-evidently this existed before human con sciousness appeared on the scene. Our minds act as linkers of events to make a story and our memory holds it together. As a result we ‘make sense’ of the world.
All desire to be with the One.
Every event in our lives is a gift that we will some day unwrap and appreciate. The very being of the moment, the ceaseless flow of conscious experience within which this life-world is given, is the primordial revelation of the One; we only take it for granted, as if it were our own consciousness; little do we realize that we too, along with the world, are known in and through consciousness which is always transcendent to all subsequent knowledge, including our self-knowledge.
There is only one unquestionable, brute fact that defines life and world: Impermanence. Our sciences, religions, philosophies, our state of knowledge and technology, all change; they have no absolute reign. But impermanence is the very nature of phenomena. What is ironic of human existence is that we accept and entertain all kinds of fiction with no trouble at all but we have not been able to accept and…
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Well, that’s just the way it is!
There is no field in modern science that is misunderstood or misinterpreted more than any other. Two reasons should be mentioned: First, quantum physics deals with the microscopic world, atoms and subatomic particles; it is a world inaccessible to our direct perceptions, to human experience as such. And as much as we like to but our logic and commonsense which are derived from shared human experiences cannot be extended to the realm of atomic phenomena. Even the physicist cannot imagine what an atom looks like. The second reason that has led to much misinterpretation is the desperation of modern man to find meaning, excitement, mystery and surreal phenomena to compensate for the lack of essence in his/her life. Thus, the field is open to people like Deepak Chopra who are the kind to take advantage of the mystery and stick exotic words such as quantum next to whatever it is…
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Is the breast the beginning and the end?
Dated November 3rd, 2013
The world that we know is just a saying; it is pure hearsay. We know of it from the mouths of our so called world-professionals, from scientists, psychologists, cosmologists, philosophers and theologians, who have confused their inquiries about the world with the world itself; as if they cannot know the simplest fact, that inquiries about the world are really parts of the world, already embedded inside the very world they try to explain.
For any inquiry to initiate, the subject of inquiry must already be given, however vague and mysterious its manner of givenness. The subject of inquiry always precedes the inquiry itself. World, too, is always there beforehand we subject it to our methods of inquiry. The world is pregiven. The pregiven world is what I wished to see. No one put it better than Edmund Husserl when he wished to communicate to the philosophers…
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Well do I remember those cold winter days and nights when thousands queued silently to pay their respects to one of greatest figures of history.
And I remember the journey on the Thames barge, as if a salute by Royalty to a great Commoner.
To realize that was 50 years ago means we who remember him still have become a part of history.
It has been known for many years that bar-headed geese can fly high over the Himalayas. George Lowe saw them flying over Everest in 1953 during the expedition when the first ascent was made by Hilary and Tensing.
New tracking studies have investigated and confirmed the truth of these amazing reports and have studied the physiology of these geese in detail. The study has recently been published in the Journal Science.
Just follow the logic of this piece.
Consciousness is by nature consciousness-of something. It is not that consciousness is at liberty to have or not to have an object. There cannot be consciousness without it being consciousness-of something. This characteristic is not an attribute of consciousness; it is its essence. It is called Intentionality or the intentional structure of consciousness. This feature is also expressed in Hinduism by the phrase Satchidananda as the essence of the supreme reality; it translates into Existence-Knowledge-Bliss. The existence aspect implies the object or a being, while the knowledge aspect relates the consciousness’s fundamental entanglement with the being or that which exists as the intended object of consciousness. Thus, consciousness cannot be disentangled from its object, for consciousness is precisely defined as that which has an object.
Another important logical feature of consciousness is that its object cannot have been separate from it at any point, as if there existed a moment…
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