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Philosophy

Life is Reason Without Meaning

The raison d’etre of all creation is reproduction but, as is so often the case, the naked fact(s) and essential truth of this matter is right there, unadorned, in front of us – too obvious to be seen. The Cosmos is a magnificently self-inflected logical shockwave of difference and differentiation, of information and energy – […]

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Alien Anthropology Philosophy

The Reflexive Isolation of this Digital Life

The more technology connects us, the more it isolates us and the more these tools of information and communication allow us to define ourselves and our lives, the more uncertain they leave as to who we are and what (if any) purpose we have in life.  We do not use information technology so much as […]

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creativity

Flying Kites

Returning to a particularly poorly-kept secret of our shared lives: no one actually knows what they are doing and everyone is improvising, making it up as they go along. We are born into a world of pre-existing stories, traditions and symbols which envelops us like a tidal wave and security blanket of meaning, identity and […]

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logic Philosophy physics

A Boundless Cosmos

For a Universe to have spontaneously emerged from nothing may be an alternate view on the the same fact as that it has always existed. It is not the logic which fails so much as the implicit (or apparent) boundaries of our own minds.

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Alien Anthropology life Psychology

Self-replication, imperfect.

We are that living matter through which the logic of self-replication self-replicates; we are not the bearers or the beneficiaries of this process, we are the medium through which it (shockwave-like) passes.

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culture

Cultural Systems and Useful Entropy

Even apparently useless phenomena usually have an implicit purpose or reason to exist. It just requires a little lateral thought to untangle the complexity a little…

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life

Of Stardust and Story-telling

Some truths and realities may just be monumentally and inconceivably vaster than human minds can ever comprehend…

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life

Strange Games

Humanity and human life is not, could never be, the measure of all things beyond those metrics and structures we inscribe (like transient, flickering neon lights) upon the darkness of cosmic depth…

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culture

Building Blocks

It seems that we require the constant validation of the simplest narrative building blocks and a recurrent reinforcement of superficial trivialities…

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Philosophy

Existentialist Angst

To me – there is no meaning but that which we make. The burden of self-determination is not as soothing as faith must be and for this reason, in my agnostic isolation, I can not fully avoid a mild envy at the joys and certainties your faith provides you. Even if I do not share it (faith), I deeply respect it… Sisyphus’ burden is not that of the Believer…