“These are the End Times.” You hear that a lot, lately; the fundamentalists see the end of their world, or more accurately, the end of their hegemony, and they act as if their personal “end time” is a larger cultural phenomenon, shared by the community, the country, and the world. What it amounts to is,
(oh, I love a good fight!) “You hurt my feelings.” Part of the problem we have with discussions of this nature is the imprecise and inconsistent use of language; it was the root of my complaint about getting lost in Kant earlier. We use the word “feelings” nearly indiscriminately, to designate an internal state, regardless
Based on the idea that consciousness is energy, the energy of awareness, belief is what you invest your energy into. You organize your entire mental schema around what you believe. Beliefs are the building blocks of the intuition, as facts are the building blocks of reason; not what intuition is ‘based’ on, but what it
I just had what would normally be a discouraging encounter with one of “The Ten” one of the authors in my cirriculum vitae, who have inspired me to begin this blog; a scientist who told me he’d been where I was “40 years ago” and long ago dismissed those ideas. He said he “no
All I’m saying is that if you turn the lens around, this is what it looks like; it started out as and continues to be a philosophical endeavor, not a scientific hypothesis to be disproven. And if there is definitive proof that consciousness is not a force of energy, then I’ll lay down my gun.
Well, THAT was an unmitigated disaster; if you found it engaging, then thank you; if not, then forgive my rambling, but you cannot say I didn’t warn you. I’d fallen into the very trap I’d pledged to avoid. What I’m attempting to do here is analyze how consciousness operates in the universe, and not describe
Reason is a system of thought, it defines and delineates its own products (ideas, concepts, thoughts, even words used to express these), and it operates solely within the limits of that system. Reason is a mode of knowing; there are other modes, other methods of knowing, other “kinds” of knowing that simple rational awareness. It