Though a life of impulse –let’s call it an unconscious one– can be simple (at least thought-wise) it is not one that leads to understanding why a simple life is a good life.

Experience is itself a species of knowledge that involves understanding – Immanuel Kant Though doing everything without conscious thought may be a simple life (and maybe even a Good life), does it lead to understanding why a simple is good?* Anyway, I think it does, for it’s constant consciousness that …

A Deep Dive into: Perception [pt.1] – HYPOTHETICAL: If you were born without the sense of touch, sight, hearing, taste or smell, would you understand about the world (if anything)? [Is our understanding of the world –and science– innate in any way]?

Imagine from the start of your life, that you’ve never seen, touched, heard, smelt or tasted anything… What would you understand, and what would you imagine about the world? Is it possible that maybe you could understand the universe in one way we do? Some ways? All ways? Or in …

Is it possible that your consciousness is what actually makes your life WORSE? Maybe we ask too many questions and analyse too much? Anyway that’s why the name of the site is changing for today.

Do other mammals, reptiles, blades of couch grass exhibit consciousness? And do they even have any? Or are all their decisions (?) and actions unconsciously performed? All for the good of their own species, own family, own 1×1 metre square of fellow couch grass blades? Sure, an examined life does help …

Our search for alien life might not only be misguided and pointless but also arrogant and egomaniacal, and therefore dumb (is biological life the supreme form of existence?).

In the intro to the ‘Alien Contact’ event at next month’s World Science Festival in Brisbane it says: Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life…NASA estimates we’ll find definitive evidence of aliens within 20 to 30 years. Which begs the question: And then what? But really? Are we? Firstly, why …

Missing the point? + A Deep Dive into: Time [pt.2] – Schopenhauer’s idea that the past, future NOR the present can be enjoyed assumes that the past, present and future are actually things.

Time is that by virtue of which everything becomes nothingness in our hands and loses all real value. Just because my dog Chunky gets excited when I come home doesn’t mean that he remembers me. Our view of nature is skewed in a way that if it must act in …

A Deep Dive into: Marriage – if everything changes and everything that begins must end, and it’s the natural order of things, is marriage also a selfish act?

Sidenote: Now this is another potentially flammable issue that contains that pesky thing known as emotion, but I’m going to attempt to address this issue in as dispassionate way as I can, for the purposes of a valid discussion. I’ve been married, and now I’m not. So, where I previously …

What is Last Thursdayism?

The past is not an indicator of (and definitely doesn’t prove) the future. But maybe the past doesn’t even prove the past. Our perceptions and memories all twist with time, but maybe the past get can totally twisted in ways it’s hard to imagine…