Chasing the fundamental nature of reality

The power of psychedelics is gaining increasing interest in several fields of science. Some professional philosophers are attracted to the impact of psychedelics on philosophical thinking, particularly on metaphysics, which is the science of the most fundamental questions of knowledge. In the TED speech below Peter Sjöstedt-H digs up the “psychedelic history” of philosophy andContinue reading “Chasing the fundamental nature of reality”

Universe is smarter than we are – Alan Watts

“Our difficulty is that we have lamentable one-track minds in an infinitely many tracked universe. We may have to come to the alarming conclusion that the universe is smarter than we are.” —Alan Watts Alan Watts (1915-73) was an Americanised British and a disseminator of Oriental thinking in the West. In a film shot inContinue reading “Universe is smarter than we are – Alan Watts”

What does tool making imply in terms of human evolution?

Again, this is a minor detail, but anyhow a good argument for the hypothesis of the hereditary defect of the human psyche. It is obvious that stone tool making tells quite directly about a very old, more than 2 million year old genetic defect that became much later the core of all humanity. The pivotalContinue reading “What does tool making imply in terms of human evolution?”

The hard problem

Well, David Chalmers is right. There is a hard problem in science, but the hard problem is not the object of research, but science itself and researchers with their anthropocentric worldviews and attitudes. Arguments about the mystery of consciousness and the “hard problems” associated with it are exaggerated in this presentation below (What is consciousness).Continue reading “The hard problem”

The two key milestones in the making of the human mind in a nutshell

1) The mental growth disorder: The gradual spread of the mental growth disorder among homo species began possibly as long as 3,2 million years ago, but at least 2,5 million years ago. It began as a recessive trait, meaning it was rare and carried only by few individuals. The first stone tools that appeared atContinue reading “The two key milestones in the making of the human mind in a nutshell”

What is understanding and what is experiencing?

The figure above confirmed my idea that there is some mechanism in our human psyche that must limit and modify our sensory perceptions so that they can be handled with very simple and idiot-proof tools. These idiot-proof instruments, like cognition, create a conceptually-focused world of classes and types that we call human reality. It isContinue reading “What is understanding and what is experiencing?”

Origin of facial recognition

Pareidolia is the tendency to recognise faces all around us. But what causes it? And where does the phenomenon come from? Science considers facial recognition to be a cognitive bias. It means we therefore tend to emphasise our observations, interpretations, and information received as biased and incorrect. According to the researchers, pareidolia “violates the processesContinue reading “Origin of facial recognition”