Do we live through words or do words live through us ? Continue reading Living through Language
The influence of popular communications and media is an effect measured by the relative simplicity of the associated communication method. Continue reading The Challenge of Communicating Complex Concepts
While pleasure may predominantly be all about the possessions, people and experiences we collect and consume, happiness is probably much more about knowing when to let all of this go, of being unattached to things. Pleasure and happiness are not mutually exclusive but there exists a significant difference between them… Continue reading Pleasure or Happiness ?
The belief that our own existence in the Universe is in some sense probable or even inevitable is known as the Anthropic Principle. The Anthropic Principle comes in two flavours: weak and strong… Continue reading Goldilocks and the Two Anthropic Principles
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. Continue reading The Strangeness of Life
I can remember a print hung on a wall in my father’s house when I was a child. I puzzled and fretted and stared and wondered about this image and it’s impossible, unsettling reality. The print was of M.C. Escher’s … Continue reading Memory: Juxtaposition and Relativity