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Why information is central to physics and the universe itself (Big Think)

Introduction by LO: This Big Think article could have been much better but it's still a useful introduction. In my view, this article is about panpsychism, or universal and decentralized consciousness. Information is the metric throughout my diagram below, which is part of my 30 July 2021 blog. Big Think title: Why information is central to physics and the universe...

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‘We are erasing hundreds of years of enlightenment and critical thinking’ (Gad Saad)

Dutch Financial Times title: 'We are erasing hundreds of years of enlightenment and critical thinking’By: Marco VlotDate: 30 July 2021 Dutch Financial Times subtitle / summary:Canadian professor Gad Saad fights against so-called ‘idea pathogens’: dangerous ideas that spread like a virus into your brain and cause exclusion, division, and the end of rational thinking....

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Every 27.5 million years, the Earth’s heart beats catastrophically (Big Think)

Big Think title: Every 27.5 million years, the Earth’s heart beats catastrophicallyBT subtitle: Geologists discover a rhythm to major geologic events.By: ROBBY BERMANDate: 22 June 2021 ["SUMMARY:]It appears that Earth has a geologic "pulse," with clusters of major events occurring every 27.5 million years.Working with the most accurate dating methods available, the...

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Plato’s 5 regimes and its belief systems

Yesterday's blog mentioned Plato's 5 regime types and that the belief systems Politics and Religion will be kicked out during the transfer from the 4th (ie, Democracy) to the final regime type (ie, Tyranny). With the knowledge of hindsight, one regime type is missing: Theocracy. My diagram below pictures that missing one in between Democracy and Tyranny. Money must...

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We don’t know the things that we don’t know

We know the things that we know. That knowledge may seem a lot to us. Yet, that knowledge of known knowns becomes very small when we start considering (i) the things we know that we don't know (eg, most foreign languages), and/or (ii) the things we don't even know that we don't know these (no example - by definition). There's also a category of things we don't know...

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