One of the key precepts of many religions is that of the humility required to learn that which is not normally part of the human experience. That elusive topic is, of course, spirit. The spiritual realm is not like anything in the physical realm. There is no space. There is no time as we know … More Religion: Suckered into Forgetting Humility
The topics of religion and spirituality remain a highly confused mix. Some religious people shy away from spirituality, not understanding what it truly means. Some spiritual people shy away from religion, thinking it’s all bad. There is some truth to both their viewpoints. Both can become corrupted by ego and self-concern. Virtually all religions start … More Religion vs. Spirituality — How to Make Sense of Them Both
Matching Patterns Everything in the universe is connected in one fashion or another. There are repeating patterns from the microscopic scale to the universal. Neuron connections in the brain look surprisingly like universal clusters of galaxies. Spiral shells of the Nautilus look hauntingly similar to other spirals in nature, including the shapes of spiral galaxies. … More Creativity, Science and Math
Quite often we are wary of “instant” anything. We’ve learned our lessons. Instant wealth seems always a scam meant to make us even more poor. Instant food has less nutrition and frequently doesn’t taste as good. So, it seems only natural that we should also be wary of instant wisdom. A couple of months ago, … More Why We Need Not Fear Instant Wisdom
I love being creative. It’s what I live for. Channeling all that creative energy has remained a challenge. I’ve made mistakes; some big ones. But I don’t regret any of it. All of it has been a richly rewarding, learning experience. In this article, I discuss my current projects and the arc of my own … More Creativity, Internet, Websites, Books, Software and Videos… Oh, My!
Science relies heavily on replication—the ability to repeat phenomena given the same inputs and conditions. If a phenomenon cannot be replicated, then one unavoidable possibility is that the initial conditions have not yet been replicated. The only other possibility is that the known conditions were not causally linked, so it’s likely the phenomenon will never … More How Science Fails to Recognize Initial Conditions
So long as we are trapped by desires and fears, we will remain a cog in the machine of physical reality. We will have zero free will, except for one direction, and one direction only. That direction can be described quite simply as “giving up self-concern.” This is also equivalent to giving up the false, … More Rising Above the Physical — No Longer a Cog in the Machine