I’ve always wanted to write and illustrate a graphic novel. But that would be a lot of work. Too much for someone as uninspired and unartistic as yours truly. So I figured why not give one of the AI machines … Continue reading Rainy Season, AI-Imagined
Leaving religion with its heavens and hells and golden-paved avenues and abiding virgins and doting angels and disinterested saints and other high-ranking, hifalutin gods and demigods aside, is there an actual evolutionary and/or functioning purpose for an eternal soul? In … Continue reading Does it matter if our soul* is eternal?
Is what I’m conscious of. You dig? Put with brutal succinctness, Damasio’s brief goes like this: Mental activity consists of a stream of “images” that map aspects of the world around us. But these images, by themselves, cannot be conscious. … Continue reading All I’m Conscious of…
Watching NASA TV pre-launch coverage of the SpaceX Crew Dragon DM-2 mission and I learned that the cool beep we hear at the beginning of each communication transmission between the astronauts and ground control is called a quindar. Yeah… Ain’t no cool like astronaut cool. #beammeupscottytheresnointelligentlifedownhere Continue reading T-Minus Zero to Cool
I really, really wish I could believe all the bizarre hocus pocus things like astrology and palm readings and other pseudo-sciencey, pseudo-religiousy things so I could lay all my blame for all the unpleasantries going on all over this pretty yet petulant planet of ours (those dang locusts in Africa are biblically unrelenting) on a misaligned moon or star… That said, Claire Comstock-Gay of The Cut has an interesting take on the subject, whether you want to believe it or not. “Astrology’s skeptics and detractors like to make a fuss about how foolish it is to imagine that, simply by … Continue reading If You Believe It, You’ll See It
As a wanna be Existential Absurdist who’s all in with team Existence Before Essence, my initial reaction to most universal-type questions, whether they be a priori, a posteriori, or somewhere in between is usually… Meh. I mean, such blathering existential … Continue reading Bereitschaftspotential Shmereitschaftspotential
Video courtesy of the National Institute of Health Continue reading The Brain, As It’s Never Been Seen Before
Courtesy of the National Institute of Health. Click on the image for information on the disease. Continue reading Meningitis Brain