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 [...]

The Mental Void

Lately, I have become very interested in consciousness: where it comes from and what it does. (You can read my post about it here) There really is no definitive answer to this really big question, but the way I see it, consciousness is an evaluation of your perception of the physical world. This evaluation takes [...]

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 Steps to Conformity

Don’t do this Instead, do that Don’t act this way So they don't stare So they don't care So they don't notice you Because if they do, then you're a failure Hide the features That make you human Your bruised eyes and blemishes Your marks and mistakes And your rough edges Because they’re a sign [...]

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 [...]

Alien Days: A Song Review

 I’ve always had a very deep appreciation for music, but, since I am incapable of performing it, my gratitude is expressed in the massive amounts of time I spend listening to it. As I grow older and become more conscious of the world around me and my seemingly unimpressive and mundane position in it, I [...]

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 [...]