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Alien Anthropology

Money

Money is the crux of our shared existential crisis – and yes, regardless of the extent to which you are willing or able to admit this: it is a crisis, it is ongoing and it is the status of any adaptive system that is subject to an evolving momentum through entropy towards complexity. We store […]

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Psychology

Bad Luck Bamboo and the Magical Indifference of Nature

I got myself some lucky bamboo a few weeks ago, just before the scattered tapestry of our world began rapidly unravelling under the weight of a viral pandemic. It makes me wonder about luck – not because I really believe in anything fundamentally magical or, at least, “lucky” but because superstition and unfounded belief are […]

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communication

The Persistence of False Belief

Do we possess beliefs or do beliefs possess us? Are the distributed, integrated information artefacts and systems of belief actually entities in their own right? Are individual nodes in a networked, self-propagating information system really the storage components for the resilient continuity of an idea, a belief or an ideology? Are the intrinsic errors (within […]

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Philosophy

Ideology and Belief as Self-Propagating Information Pattern

The entropy of difference provides discrete patterns of information and thought with the energy, complexity and momentum they require to self-propagate.

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Philosophy

Is Mathematics Real ?

Does mathematics exist beyond material reality in a world of perfect (Platonic) abstraction ?

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culture

Gullibility and Ignorance

With or without reasons, we tend to fly on autopilot and by instinct alone…

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culture

Blindspot

Look before you leap…

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culture

Untruth

Belief has always been quite easily uncoupled from reality…

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politics

Politics

A political stance is really just a way of sharing with the world what you think that people really are…

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Philosophy

Freedom of Belief

I think we should practice respect for cultural traditions but not at the cost of recognising that the interpretations and translation of faith and its various assertions of truth exist in an altogether different dimension of belief than does science and the rational analysis of reality…

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culture Philosophy Psychology

On Waves and Ideology

Some thoughts which come to my mind in response to the blog post “Waves and ideology” referenced above in creative resonance to the ideas expressed in Dr. Martina Feyzrakhmanova’s blog, Thinking Clearly…

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belief culture

The Strangeness of Life

The strangeness of life is so close to us, so intimate that we can not see it nor recognise the novelty and peculiarity of human existence and consciousness for what it is. The strangeness and fragility of this all-too-human world is profound but we have become fundamentally, irreversibly, desensitised to it.