Archive for October, 2013

Thoughts On Apathy

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

I’d like to briefly tell all of you about an interesting medical disorder which I think sheds light on the problem of free will.  If a person suffers brain damage in their anterior cingulate cortex, they will suffer from what’s called akinetic mutism.  And what is that? These people will simply lie in bed, not […]

The Extent Of Human Love

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

In a recent post, I claimed that problems arise in the world when there is a lack of love.  This applies equally to personal relationships and nations as a whole.  So the next question to ask ourselves is why there is any love at all, and second, why do our love relationships break down? I’ll […]

What Is Obamacare?

Friday, October 4th, 2013

There is a lot of confusion about Obamacare, so I’m going to take a short moment to explain what the bill actually contains.  If you go to Wikipedia and type in “Obamacare”, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act comes right up.  It has eight main provisions which I will explain one by one. 1. […]

The World In Our Heads

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

If I wasn’t doing research as a physicist, the next best thing would be to build machines able perceive space and time.  Few of us think about what our brains are actually doing moment by moment, but if you inspect the activity carefully, you’ll find that over 50% of our cortex is dedicated to visual […]