How do humans respond to both positive and negative stimuli? During time periods when we have a sense of confidence about our skills, abilities and experiences, we can fall into a habit of taking for granted that all effects in life are caused by us. 564 more words
Applegate, K.A. The Invasion. New York: Scholastic, 1996.
Blurb from the back: “Sometimes weird things happen to people. Ask Jake. He could tell you about the night he and his friends saw a strange light in the sky that seemed to be heading right for them. 2,182 more words
I recently read Thomas Nagel’s mercifully short Mind and Cosmos — mostly just to see what all the fuss was about — and one of the weirder lines of enquiry he pursues concerns what he calls the ‘historical problem of consciousness’. 971 more words
This picture of a self-purposed universe blossoming in empty time-space makes me think of a Klein bottle, one of those fanciful geometric objects like a Möbius strip illustrating a topological paradox. 187 more words