Posts Tagged ‘Philosophy’

It’s been a while I didn’t write on this blog, I will try to be more active from now on. I return to the subject that always hunts me the most: Self-referential systems, strange loops, super-rationality. I recently watched the movie Cloud Atlas, and fell in love with this scene: 

“- And for what? No matter what you do, it will never amount to anything more than a single drop in a limitless ocean.
– What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?”

It fits perfectly with the same idea of that the whole is just a sum of the parts. And in the same philosophy of super-rationality: If everyone else does the same way as me, how the world will look like? If every drop of water decided to leave the ocean, will any ocean exists? 



In his book The Black Swan, Nassim Taleb develops two ideas, Mediocristan and Extremistan, to help explain his Black Swan Theory. (more…)

A Message

Posted: 04/10/2011 in Philosophy
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The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers,
wider Freeways ,
 but narrower viewpoints.
We spend more, but enjoy less.
We have bigger houses and smaller families.
We have more knowledge, but less judgment. (more…)

This is your life

Posted: 03/09/2011 in Philosophy
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This is your life

Five jews changed the way we see the world: (more…)

It is appropriate to look at the issues on Life, death, Life after death from an alternate angle based on the hard earned objective insights gained through scientific thinking that has and continues to revolutionize our thoughts. It must be understood in clear terms that scientific insights are consensus based as they are rooted in objective evidence and rational thinking and hence crosses cultural, religious and racial boundaries. Let me now proceed with these profound questions, What is Life? What is the purpose of life? Is there life after death? Why do we die? These are old questions although the meaning of the questions (and of course the answers) have changed over the years in view of a wealth of insights gained thanks to the revolutionary way scientific thinking has changed human perceptions and knowledge and the remarkable discoveries and insights that it has led to and is still leading to. (more…)