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Spiritual Atheism: What is life?

What is life? Most of us think of it in terms of biology- plants, animals, fungi and bacteria. By such strict definitions, conventional viruses aren’t exactly alive. I find it interesting to break away from this limited perspective, to broaden … Continue reading

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SS01: Defining ‘Education’

The meaning of schools and education has changed over time. We tend to think of education in a limited sense- go to an academic institution, acquire knowledge as if it were a commodity, develop certain skills that are demanded in … Continue reading

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“Why do you love me?”

Individuals are far too vast to be reduced to a few factors- we feel more than we can know, and we know more than we can express, so any attempt to deconstruct a relationship would inevitably do it injustice. You … Continue reading

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What do you do if you are a self-fulfilling prophet?

What is the pragmatic course of action to take when you are aware that your prediction about the future (to simplify it) is going to influence it? If there was a single chief economist in the world (again, simplifying it) … Continue reading

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Can the Self be localized in the brain?

When you say “all of the self can be localised in the brain”, i’m interested in what you mean by “localised”. I get the gist of what you’re trying to say- the brain is where the magic happens, where the … Continue reading

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explaining my love for self-correcting mechanisms, philosophy and systems

Stereotypical geniuses have highly developed self-correcting mechanisms. They learn from their mistakes and avoid repeating them. This allows them to build on their existing knowledge and develop what we recognize as expertise. Stereotypical idiots have poorly developed self-correcting mechanisms. They … Continue reading

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misery and effective decision making

Time and time again I find myself staring into space, overwhelmed with so many choices and options that I end up doing absolutely nothing at all. It feels weak, pathetic, miserable. I find myself wondering what’s the point of doing … Continue reading

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