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Materialism As a Position of Faith

Reading Time: 6 minutes I am, brought on by a section on phenomenology in a forthcoming book, looking back into the school of philosophy known as idealism. It’s been a long time since I have written and researched on this particular subject and I am enjoying it immensely. What are phenomenology and idealism? Well, Phenomenology is the study of structures of […]

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Qualia Are Physical Qualities…

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Qualia – what are they? Qualia (sing. quale) are subjective experiences, in simple terms. Whether it be looking and experience a colour, such as having the subjective experience of redness, or any other such experiential event. These are qualities of ‘phenomenal character’. There are other, more restrictive definitions which are worth looking into and […]

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SIN Series: Death – Physicalist cowboy reincarnation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yup, you heard it here. This song and lyric seems rather oddly out of place in its rational, skeptical outlook! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNuCbQcZe5w[/youtube]   MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY Where Do Cowboys Go When They Die – Reincarnation Lyrics Where do cowboys go when they die?Is there a place in the sweet bye and bye? Where the water is […]

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Meaning is an Illusion

Reading Time: 8 minutes The “meaning” of life comes purely from emotional experience, which is chemically based. We know that emotion, and even spiritual experiences, are chemical in nature. It is already possible, using current science, to use drugs and/or direct manipulation of the brain in order to induce “spiritual” experiences.

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Consciousness as rhythmic oscillations

Reading Time: 3 minutes   This really is a fascinating article. Properly. Could it be that we are starting to unravel the neural basis for thought and consciousness? Discuss. Rhythmic Brain Waves: Fluctuations in Electrical Activity May Allow Brain to Form Thoughts and Memories ScienceDaily (Nov. 21, 2012) — One of the biggest puzzles in neuroscience is how our brains […]