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A Future Of Uncertainty

Given what we think we know about the age of the universe, it would appear we have only just arrived at our current level of sentiency, and a species capable of reflective thought and reason. With it – I suggest … Continue reading

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A Play Without A Script

Shakespeare once wrote: All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; And yes, sometimes I think that we humans are like actors in a  very long play that  appear to have lost track of the … Continue reading

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In The Gray Morning Light

In a few days it will be International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death-camp on January 27, 1945, by the Soviet army.    There are many things that continue to disturb me when I think … Continue reading

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The Night of Broken Glass

This November it will be exactly 80 years ago that a wave of anti-Jewish savagery and destruction broke out across Nazi occupied Europe on November 9 and 10 in 1938.  Known as  the Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, after the shards … Continue reading

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Mind Over Matter

In a recent  Scientific American article  dated April 19  titled  “Should Quantum Anomalies Make Us Rethink Reality?”  Bernardo Kastrup  muses over the fact that inexplicable lab results may be telling us we’re on the cusp of a new scientific paradigm. … Continue reading

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Enlightenment – How?

In response to Steven Pinker’s  Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress – to repeat something  I stated in an earlier post – who can begin to enumerate the number and variety of social economic, health and environmental issues … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence has been in the news a lot lately, mainly because more and more people at all levels of society are starting to recognize its potential, in whatever area of human activity. From a briefing paper published by the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Selves

…  man is, relatively speaking, the most unsuccessful animal, the sickliest, the one most dangerously strayed from its instincts – with all that, to be sure, the most interesting! (Nietzsche) Why is the human race, with its superior intellectual capacity … Continue reading

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Evolution in Transition

Neuroscientists have described the human brain as the most complex biological structure in the known universe, containing hundreds of billions of cells, and trillions of connections controlling every thought, feeling, movement and function of our bodies. If this proves anything, … Continue reading

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An Unnatural Disaster

The unnatural disaster that is called President Trump is continuing to threaten the stability of the world, if only because it directly involves such a large and powerful country as the United States of America, formerly known as the leader … Continue reading

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