In his new book Who rules the World? Noam Chomsky talks about The Doomsday Clock, nuclear weapons, climate change and the prospects of survival for the human species.
Culture is the content of consciousness. As agents, we sort through the vast cultural artifacts that we have inherited and use other agents to rationalise our expanding knowledge. – Your Joyful Benefactor
The study of the mind requires a new logical formalism, as there are no mathematical tools to model the base abstraction layer of interconnecting neurons within the brain. Corollary. – The wet stuff of the brain is simply organised matter and how it is organised is a complete mystery. Consciousness is often thought to be […]
12th February is Darwin Day and commemorates the birth of Charles Darwin in 1809. Darwin’s contribution to science should not be underestimated and the facts of Evolution should be taught more, in all centres of learning around the world. – Your Joyful Benefactor Image: Painting by John Collier
The aim of humanity is to create the ultimate simulacra of itself. Corollary: Our avatars that inhabit the new virtual spaces we have created, are the first step to this new enlightenment. We are slowly becoming the new Gods of a meta-society and have no conception of the dangerous powers we will be able to […]
Rowan Williams writes in the Guardian about the current state of Language in public life and why we should all read George Orwell’s great essay “Politics and the English Language”. This is an extract from the 2015 Orwell Lecture. – Your Joyful Benefactor Image: BBC
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. – Bertrand Russell
Consciousness is simply one’s own perception that others also perceive you as a thinking thing out there in a world of thinking things. – Your Joyful Benefactor