Monthly Archives: March 2009

The Brain as a Detector


The (current) view of physics is that there is no color in the life-less physical universe: there are only electromagnetic waves of different wavelengths (frequencies). But the marvelously wonderful human (and some other) brains have optical systems that see the … Continue reading

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What is Science?


There are perhaps a hundred different definitions of science on none of which there may be consensus. These definitions are not unlike the descriptions of the elephant by the six blind men: all of whom were partially right, but none … Continue reading

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Three Kinds of Time and Objective Reality


There are at least three aspects of time: experiential, conceptual, and physical. Experiential time may drift ever so slowly (often for the young, who are impatient for adulthood) or flee all too fast (especially as one approaches the precipitous terminal … Continue reading

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On Religious Conversions


Our scientific understanding of the world arises from systematic exploration of the natural world and/or by learning about the results of such studies. However, this calls for serious study, experimentation, clarity of analysis, and the like. The scientific understanding of … Continue reading

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