I had strings, but now I’m free.
There are no strings on me.
Peter Carruthers, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland, had the gall to tell me today that any perceived control that my conscious self thinks I have is a cold, hard illusion.
That’s right, that beautifully evolved self-aware brain of yours has you duped. You think you’re driving this bus? Think again.
According to Carruthers, those deeply held beliefs of yours, decisions – big or small, and any goals you were pretty damn sure you consciously set (and then consciously failed at)… nope. You weren’t driving the bus. Well, not the you that you thought was driving at least. The unconscious you was at the wheel. Look, ma, no hands! Continue reading “Strings and the Unconscious Self”
Werner Heisenberg, Kurt Gödel, and Noam Chomsky walk into a bar.
Heisenberg says, “Clearly this is a joke, but how can we tell if it’s funny?”
Gödel replies, “We can’t know that, because we’re inside the joke.”
Chomsky says, “Of course it’s funny. You’re just telling it wrong.”
Disobedience was man’s Original Virtue.