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Hiding in Plain Sight (Part 3)

Hiding in Plain Sight (Part 3)

Can Information Exist Without a Mind? Remember this age-old riddle: “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” It’s a great riddle, on a par with “What is...
Hiding in Plain Sight (Part 3)

Hiding in Plain Sight (Part 2)

Claude Shannon: The Father of the Information Age Currently, I am enjoying the AIs I use. One is named Claude. I’ll write further about how I use Claude in the future, but I find using Claude is like having a...
Hiding in Plain Sight (Part 3)

Hiding in Plain Sight (Part 1)

Introduction to My Blog Series on Information Perhaps it’s just due to my advancing decrepitude, entropy, or whatever you want to call it, but I spend more time these days just thinking about things. It’s my favorite pastime, next to...
Are Religion and Science Incompatible?

Are Religion and Science Incompatible?

Are Religion and Science Incompatible? I say, “Yes! And Ne’er the Twain Will Meet!”[i] Some might read the title of this post and think, “That’s a bold statement, explain please!” Others might read it and think, “Bullshit! There’s no real reason science and religion...
Conscious Reflections

Conscious Reflections

It occurred to me that for those who may have gotten lost, stymied, confused, etc., by my series of posts about philosopher Alva Noe’s concepts about consciousness, it may be worthwhile to recount some of the conclusions I have reached about consciousness after having...
Is Time Travel Possible?

Is Time Travel Possible?

I have been a science fiction fan since I was a child. One of my favorite science fiction genres is time travel. I used to love reading books and short stories that involved the ability to travel to the past...
Is Time Dilation a Jedi Mind Trick?

Is Time Dilation a Jedi Mind Trick?

I am always digging through reams of material, both written and video, looking for interesting tidbits about my favorite topics, one of which is the philosophy of space and time and accompanying it, physics. Here, I found a very useful (I think) tidbit buried in a...
Mind. Blown. Emergence!

Mind. Blown. Emergence!

Cold-hearted orb that rules the night, removes the colors from our sight, red is grey and yellow, white, but we decide which is right, and which is an illusion. Moody Blues, “Days of Future Past”   The bad weather has finally subsided, at least for the moment. We...
A Noteworthy Project

A Noteworthy Project

The question, “What is consciousness” remains at the top of a list of the 12 or so most important scientific questions that remain to be answered. As a result, there are a lot of people working on trying to find an answer to this question in a variety of fields:...