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communication

Quicksilver Concepts

I appear to spend an inordinate amount of time peripatetically wandering around pondering wistful wisdoms, diverse philosophical insights and complex intuitions. Capturing or projecting mental insight and creative visualisation into written (or spoken) words is an exercise which loses a great deal in translation from the quicksilver or pure thought to the grammatical and semantic […]

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Alien Anthropology

The March of the Immaterial Abstractions

The form and flow of this life and logical information space we inhabit is as much a matter of what we are not as what we are; we are manifestations and expressions of that life beyond us as much as that within.  There exists a particular narrow focus of abstract pattern or cognitive extension that […]

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Philosophy

Unanswerable Questions, Infinity and Freedom

If there is one thing of any value to learn about the ways that the forms of our lives exist, it is that there is no single, simple or final answer. All of logic, all of knowledge and all of reality finds itself riven by that mysterious discontinuity and self-inflection that, in encountering itself as […]

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Philosophy

When we close our eyes…

This is what we all see when we close our eyes and look deep inside.  It is imperfect, discontinuous, fractured and incomplete.  This is also why it is beautiful.  The world is a broken symmetry and imperfect self-reflection and this is exactly why there is diversity, complexity, creativity and life.  Some things can only manifest […]

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Philosophy

Who Made Who?

It is an interesting thought that while we all appear to possess some degree of free will and self-determination, and beyond the intractable differences of a diversity of philosopical (and, let’s face it – political) thought on the matter, much of our mental lives are shaped and patterned by the contexts that we find ourselves […]

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communication culture Philosophy

Ex Nihilo

Only nothing comes from nothing and only nothing is effortlessly produced…

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culture

Consciousness: Beyond Opposites

Consciousness will only ever be partially explained and even then, never in terms of the legacy polar opposites of mind and matter.

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Philosophy Psychology

Desire and Fear

We are bound by fear to our Objects and fantasies of Other and Self as much as by desire and there is a complex logical undercurrent and rationale to the ways that we (enigmatically) encrypt aversion into attraction and revulsion or death into fertility and life.

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logic

Consciousness is a Holistic Logical Bootstrap

If consciousness is a holistic property of information and energy-processing systems, or even a “phase” of matter, it must have some very special logical properties.

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Alien Anthropology

Sentience is Logical Recursion

We are the self-replicating logic of logical self-replication itself, repetition with refinement and variation.

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Alien Anthropology Philosophy

Endless Games

The purpose of this game (of life, of experience, of order and human intelligence) becomes the self-perpetuation of the game itself.

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Philosophy systems

Continuity Theorems

The logic and semantics of explanation or description of a principle of continuity selection are also subject to their own continuity proof…