A few days ago, I was having dinner with my family. My brother was staring pensively into his plate of pasta, and, after some time, said inquisitively: “I wish salt could be red so I could know whether or not I’ve added enough of it.” Imagine how convenient that would be, always having visual evidence [...]
Individualism is Important.
Science is an interesting concept. It tries to put a label on everything and to make the unknown features of human existence universal by applying it to a formula or equation. It looks for trends, predictability, repetition. It attempts to organize everything that we are onto neat exponential, linear, or quadratic curves. Outliers are whisked [...]
God and the Multiverse
Recently, I found one of my posts, The Impossibility of Human Existence, linked in another blogger’s post called “Unmasking Anti Jehovah Sites and People.” Considering my post was about the theory of parallel universes, my blasphemy was definitely found out by this blogger. Congratulations on finding me. Guilty as charged! But in all seriousness, I [...]
The Meaning of Life?
“So, to better understand the meaning of acceleration, we have to start thinking of humans as nothing more than fluid-filled meat sacks,” my physics teacher had told our class during the first week of junior year of high school as we were learning the fundamentals of this science. I frowned as this comment: “Is that [...]
Is Free Will an Illusion?
Who am I? I can say that I am a human. I can also say with relative certainty that I have green eyes and messy brown hair; that I have an above average height of 5’9 and a shoe size is 10.5. I can pinpoint the sensations my worldly vesicle is experiencing: some sadness mixed [...]
Is Reality a Hallucination?
As artificial intelligence grows more and more advanced, a very big question arises: Could machines ever become conscious? Is it possible to build a brain capable of executing the same functions as that of a human brain? At every moment that we are conscious, the brain receives many signals, which it puts together into one [...]
Our Human Consciousness
What is consciousness? Obviously, this is a very difficult question to answer since no one really knows what it is, neither scientists nor philosophers. The standard definition of consciousness, kindly provided by Wikipedia, is: “the state or quality of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself,” which really does [...]
The Impossibility of Human Existence
What if, every single time a choice is made, the universe splits into infinite probabilistic outcomes, allowing each choice to happen, but our consciousness resides in only one of these realities? Considering this theory means that an infinite amount of universes exist. This infinite is so large: purely beyond any level of our comprehension. This [...]
The Physics of Reality
We’ve all been taught that the smallest particle of matter is an atom. From there the atom is divided into the neutron and proton, which are located in the nucleus, and electrons that spin continuously around in an orbit. As young and oblivious students, we let this information permeate our porous brains, and we dutifully [...]