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How We Make Choices | Robert Sapolsky

“The purpose of science in understanding who we are as humans is not to rob us of our sense of mystery, not to cure us of our sense of mystery.

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Blödsinn, werden sie vielleicht im ersten Moment denken, wenn Sie die Überschrift lesen. Aber so großer Blödsinn ist das Ganze nicht. Denn wenn Sie sich einmal genauer überlegen, wer das ist, der da aus Ihren Augen herausschaut, werden Sie womöglich feststellen, dass man diese Frage relativ schwer beantworten kann.

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Night Terror IV

It was in a bed that was neither mine nor not. In a hotel room, indifferently bland but functional, with my stuff sprawled randomly in order, resilient to the efforts to be disdained. 924 more words


Why eXistenZ is the Best Gaming Movie

David Cronenberg is a pretty well known director, his fame and style having been passed onto the younger generation from the term used for the freakish mutants in Rick & Morty. 627 more words


eXistenZ (1999)

David Cronenberg continues his unconventional prescience with eXistenZ, a curious but spirited vision of science fiction couched in the world of video games. The 1999 movie is based on a screenplay by the director and features many of the usual collaborators, including cinematographer Peter Suschitzky and composer Howard Shore. 531 more words


Lemurian Time Sorcery: Ccru and the Reality Studio

The creation of the Universe is attributed to the five-stage action taken by the Absolute One to defend itself against “the many enemies”, who are “judged and punished from the beginning of time”. 2,893 more words

New Trends In Philosophy

Michael J∆mes reblogged this on synthetic zerø and commented:

A splendid divestiture of doxic sequences of reference. Read everything Hickman writes or perish.

“Techniques exist to erase the Reactive Mind and achieve a complete freedom from past conditioning and immunity against such conditioning in the future.” —The Job Interviews, William S. Burroughs

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The one thing I try to continuously remind people is that philosophy is itself a data point, a telling demonstration of what has to be one of the most remarkable facts of our species. 613 more words


Michael J∆mes reblogged this on synthetic zerø and commented:

Bakker reminding us that after semantic collapse we might find meanings that can provide a feast for worms, philosophers, and post-nihilists alike.

To be sure, it's not "enlightenment" we are looking for, but better options for adapting. Re-cognizing neglect, cognitive blindness, and semantic boundaries does not mean we "solve" them, only that we work with them in a different way.

The game has never been about truth or absolute knowledge, but about how to live and live well.