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Self Defense

The Father of Psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, postulated “ego defense mechanisms.”   For example, the ego uses intellectualization to displace anxiety-producing thoughts with related “intellectual” thoughts.  The nasty thoughts are repressed into unconsciousness while acceptable intellectual thoughts are expressed freely. What if psychology itself is an intellectualization and defense mechanism against Self Realization? There is a […]

Off with the races!

Off with the races!

Does race exist?  If races are defined as genetically discrete groups, no. So say the scientists.  But yet the concept of race still persists.  Not only does it still persist, the concept is propagated – even by government.  Take a look at this recent census form. 2010 Census: Question on Race   A sound argument based […]

Mother Lode for “Meteorite Men”

Mother Lode for “Meteorite Men”

Maybe I’ve been watching too much “Meteorite Men.”  Maybe I just see what I want too see (that’s called “confirmation bias”, Kids!).   And, like the title of this blog implies, maybe I’m just taking (too much?) creative license with this data from Google Earth. Scientists say that a giant meteorite, or asteroid, struck the ancient […]

Life in the Universe

If you went looking for life in the Universe, what are the chances you’d find it? I’d say chances are pretty good.  In fact, I’d say they’re 100%.  Who do you think is writing this blog post?  It’s not you. Oh, you thought I meant life on other planets; extraterrestrials. Well, the probability of life in […]

Latent Inaccuracy of Everything (L.I.E.)

It’s all a lie.  Everything. Look at this screen.  Take a second to observe it.  What do you see?   … Wrong.   (WTF are you talking about?  You have no idea what I said!) But it’s not your fault.  It lied to you.  Everything lies to you. You’d be getting warmer if you said: […]

Duality squared

Duality squared

Physicists tend to assign meaning to equations.  Deeper meaning like “ means that mass and energy are equivalent” You recognize Einsteins famous equation, and have maybe heard a physicist make this comparison. Continuing, adding the momentum term (and switching to units wherein c=1):     This relativistic equation represents a huge leap forward in understanding […]

AI Life

What would be required for artificial life? I think Life itself would be required. What is Life like? If a machine were to be alive, it would be able to chose. Typically, machines have rules on how data in memory locations may interact. Not every memory location my interact with every other memory location in […]

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