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“Life itself is just a thin coat of paint on the planet, and we hold the paintbrush.”

“Life itself is just a thin coat of paint on the planet, and we hold the paintbrush.”

Daniel Dennett, author

Author

Short story: "Where Am I?"

“Where Am I?”, by Daniel C. Dennett

First published in 1981 in The Mind’s I; PDF here

Probably as much as 10,000 words

This is such a great thought experiment. 36 more words

"What you can imagine depends on what you know."

“What you can imagine depends on what you know.”

Daniel Dennett, philosopher, writer

Writer

The feeling of consciousness is an illusion

Stanislaw Dehaene’s book, Consciousness and the Brain, identifies various kinds of consciousness. It helps to separate the various uses of the words “conscious” and “consciousness”. 751 more words

Brain

The narrative vein

Every time there is a crime, journalists seek the story.

Police talk about putting together the story of the perpetrator. The person’s story assists in determining motive. 203 more words

Poetry

Awesome Christian Advice From a Hardcore Atheist

Daniel Dennett is a hardcore atheist. He is also a philosopher and scientist, but for the purposes of this piece, I am thinking of him primarily in terms of his staunch atheism. 575 more words

Christian Living

Reading From Bacteria to Bach and Back II: The Human Squircle

The entry placing second (!!) in the 2016 Illusion of the Year competition, the Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion, blew up on Reddit for good reason. What you’re seeing below is an instance where visual guesswork arising from natural environmental frequencies have been cued ‘out of school.’ In this illusion, convex and concave curves trick the visual system into interpreting a ‘squircle’ as… 4,873 more words

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