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Nonfiction: What Does Quantum Physics Actually Tell Us About the World?

2018-05-20T02:41:20+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Categories: Meta, Science, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Before that, the atom served as an increasingly useful hypothetical construct. At the same time, Einstein defined a new entity: a particle of light, the “light quantum,” now called the photon. Until then, everyone considered light to be a kind of wave. It didn’t bother Einstein that no one could observe this new thing. “It

Freeing Yourself

2018-03-27T15:06:45+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Categories: Meta, Uncategorized|

“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything—anger, anxiety, or possessions—we cannot be free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh Imagine there is a river running through you.  

How to tame your wandering mind | TED Talk

2018-03-24T09:02:04+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Health, Meta, Psychology, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Amishi Jha studies how we pay attention: the process by which our brain decides what's important out of the constant stream of information it receives. Both external distractions (like stress) and internal ones (like mind-wandering) diminish our attention's power, Jha says -- but some simple techniques can boost it. "Pay attention to your attention," Jha

The Consciousness Deniers

2018-03-14T04:36:58+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Categories: Meta, Psychology, Uncategorized|

What is the silliest claim ever made? The competition is fierce, but I think the answer is easy. Some people have denied the existence of consciousness: conscious experience, the subjective character of experience, the “what-it-is-like” of experience. Next to this denial—I’ll call it “the Denial”—every known religious belief is only a little less sensible than

How do I know I exist?

2018-03-14T16:59:36+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Meta, Uncategorized|

Could you be living inside a simulation created by a more advanced intelligence? Where does your unerring belief that you are not come from? — Read on www.newscientist.com/article/mg23130890-200-metaphysics-special-philosophys-biggest-questions-unravelled/

Electric wave engulfs brain at first blush of consciousness

2018-03-07T07:39:41+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Categories: Meta, Psychology, Science, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Our brains are bombarded with information about events around us, but we only become conscious of a few of them. Yale researchers have captured what happens in the split second before the emergence of consciousness, a fundamental state of human life. “There is a very tight window of a few milliseconds when we come aware

Exorcists Run Online Demon-Busting Service

2018-03-15T23:46:58+00:00 March 4th, 2018|Categories: Media, Meta, Uncategorized|Tags: |

As Italy has experienced a massive explosion in demand for exorcisms, an independent organization offers demon-busting services in 24 countries that can be ordered online. The Order of Exorcists has an easily accessible "Contact Us" form to request an investigation and an exorcism. The family or person needing help – please make the request via