Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Illusion of Self

I’ve never really found any definition or account of the “self” to be satisfactory.  To me, it’s the single most important question to answer, but I never seemed to make any progress.  The self is something unique, the set of … Continue reading

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Artificial Evolution

Tonight I want to briefly discuss artificial evolution using computer simulations.  This is one of the coolest things ever.  I wish I had time to actually write programs which do these things. This first video is rather ancient but I … Continue reading

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Frozen Planet Is Finally Here!

I’ve been waiting for this series to come out for the past six months or more!  It’s the latest nature series by David Attenborough.  He’s covering the Arctic and Antarctica.  Seven one hour programs in gorgeous HD.  These have always … Continue reading

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Where Am I? A Thought Experiment

Many years ago the philosopher Daniel Dennett wrote an ingenious essay entitled Where Am I?  It is a fictional story where the pentagon asks the professor to go on a top-secret mission deep within the Earth, but in order to … Continue reading

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My Personality Type: INTJ

I took several long Myers-Briggs personality tests and the result was always the same:  I am definitely an INTJ.  However, on one exam I came awfully close to an INTP.  They gave a percentage indicator for each letter, and on … Continue reading

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