CONSCIOUSNESS IS QUANTUM

Consciousness is Quantum, because it cannot be anything else. Another, more vague argument, is that consciousness is ultimate, and so is Quantum Physics. It’s simple and natural to identify them, on the ground that there should be just one ultimate thing. If consciousness were not Quantum, it would have to be classically explained. On the […]

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Bring Euro Down, Save Germany’s Soul

Another day, another sneak remark of Krugman against the Euro which mars an otherwise well thought of train of ideas. However, our student the dear professor is learning. He just made an excellent editorial “The Fall of France” about which I commented, and that was published (whereas the Times censored my observations about Putin’s naked […]

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Save World, Construct

Krugman points out that the economic success of the South-West (Houston) and South (Atlanta) is caused by providing decent housing to the middle class: “Wrong Way Nation“. Well, right, and very important. However, the problem is not restricted to the USA. It struck Japan very hard, 25 years ago: there was no more decent housing […]

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Walls Of Common Lies

The legitimate kings were Henry V and Henry VI, kings of England and France, Paris and LondonIt is so easy to slip into propaganda, when brandishing history. Let me illustrate. Century of Disaster Riddles, Lies, and Lives — from Fidel Castro and Muhammad Ali to Albert Einstein and Barbie By Eduardo Galeano [The following passage […]

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NEUROGENESIS: WISDOM; Memories: Resentment

The old thinking about the brain was that neurons were given at birth, and then progressively died. A researcher named Altman found otherwise in 1962: he showed that adult human brains created new neurons. Few believed him, even fewer found that interesting. However, by 1995, incontrovertible evidence of new neurons was found in at least […]

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Universe: Not Just Mathematical

Some claim the “Universe is mathematical”. Their logic is flawed. I show why. Max Tegmark, a MIT physics professor, wrote “Our Mathematical Universe”. I present here an abstract I concocted of an interview he just gave to La Recherche. Followed by my own incisive comments. However absurd Tegmark may sound, I changed nothing to the […]

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Show Strength To Negotiate With Iraq, Putin

Putin is doing what the Kaiser did, a century ago, and for roughly the same reasons: trying one’s luck with war is better than suffering destitution. Like the Kaiser, a century ago, Putin hopes to win, because the democracies are weak, in weapons and resolve. What could go wrong? Ah, yes, this is less haughty […]

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NEW WISDOM, NEW TURMOIL

NEUROGENESIS IS NEVER CALM Abstract: Wisdom requires turmoil. Too much calm brings neuronal, intellectual, and even moral disaster. A case in point is the devil-may-care attitude of the USA in the 1930s, lauded by those who celebrate calm and peace, yet condemned by common decency. Wisdom is about embracing turmoil, and then, dominating it. It requires […]

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Calmly Thinking Up A Storm

Buddhists, Muslims and other Christians, often make the argument that human society is a terrible place, a false world, that it has to be fled at any cost. Saint Augustine famously recommended to leave that “City of Man” (Rome), and join instead the “City of God”. Soon all Romans joined the City of God, which […]

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Mediterranean Coral Reef

Even Doom & Gloom has a romantic, esthetic angle, as the Rolling Stones reminded us (once again), in the song by that title. Coral reef in the Mediterranean will be pretty. Until July 2014, I thought that would take another 50 years. To my amazement, I found otherwise. I was swimming in an area I […]

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History: First, Thoughts & Moods

When historical historians look at history, they tend to look at the antics of history, and their heroic actors. All too much. Although the first historian, Thucydides, analyzing the Peloponnesian war, concluded that it was caused, first of all, by the anxiety that the rise of Athens brought in Sparta. Athens rose because she was […]

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MULTIVERSE IDIOCY DISSECTED

Physicist Sean Carroll, “explaining why the many-worlds approach is not completely insane“, says: “If the particle can be in a superposition of two states, then so can the apparatus.” This fundamental error, that everything is a superposition of states, is the essence of the idiocy of the Many World and Multiverse error. Why Mr. Physicist Carroll? Why […]

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