Tag: neuroscience

Why ‘3’ means three

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In a recent blog post, I discussed the ancient Greek philosopher Plato and his theory about the existence of a ‘realm of forms’. Plato argued that the reason why we can identify objects as being of a certain kind (or category) is because they… Continue Reading “Why ‘3’ means three”

What is Wisdom and Who is Wise?

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Age is often equated with wisdom. This belief is based on the idea that knowledge is something which is accumulated, but I dispute this. I don’t believe knowledge and experience are things that are stored up, as many people believe, in the cells of… Continue Reading “What is Wisdom and Who is Wise?”

The Insanity of the Envy of the Circumstances of Others

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Some thoughts occurred to me while watching a video today. When the video loaded, and displayed a tranquil scene of a cabin in the wilderness, lit by lamps, with an open fire, and with the rain beating down outside, it triggered an emotion in… Continue Reading “The Insanity of the Envy of the Circumstances of Others”

Hearing Voices or Hearing God? (video)

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Greetings, all! I hope you’re settling into 2020 well. I have resumed filming my ‘Deep Thoughts About God’ YouTube series, in which I take chapters from my book God’s Grand Game and rework them into video form. In this week’s video, which is the fourteenth in… Continue Reading “Hearing Voices or Hearing God? (video)”

The Flawed Philosophy Behind Elon Musk’s Neuralink

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Is it morally acceptable for an entrepreneur to drill into the brains of humans and animals in an attempt to merge them with artificial intelligence? In this article, I’ll be exploring some of the philosophical and ethical problems related to Elon Musk’s Neuralink project,… Continue Reading “The Flawed Philosophy Behind Elon Musk’s Neuralink”