Editor’s Notes: A substantially revised version of this article was published on the website Ribbonfarm in April 2018. I am most certainly not an expert on quantum mechanics. While I strive to be as accurate and academically rigorous as possible in my blogposts, please take everything below with a grain of salt. I cite some […]
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Editor’s Note: Each blogpost usually consists of a fictional dialogue followed by an essay that discusses recent advances in cognitive neuroscience, physics, and evolutionary biology/psychology in light of age-old metaphysical and epistemological questions. This blogpost, however, is one extended dialogue that takes place within the context of a broader narrative. It is inspired by an […]
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After their trip to the art museum, Willy and Philly find themselves in an aquarium. While strolling through exhibits of aquatic creatures both stunning and grotesque, Philly is suddenly transfixed by a truly ethereal sight. Possessed by a sense of insatiable curiosity, he points his finger to it and asks Willy, “What the hell is […]
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One fine morning, Willy and Philly visit the art museum together. On a tour through one of the exhibits, they come across this experimental work of art: Fig 1. A snapshot of The Thinker, by visual designer Charis Tsevis. “What am I supposed to make out of this?” Philly inquires with a puzzled look on his […]
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“Nothing ever happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing ever happened in the future; it happened in the Now.” — Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now What are you thinking about right now? The massive report that you have to hand in to your boss by the end of the month? […]
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