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Time travel probability ponderings

I got to thinking. This is always a bad idea. Nevermind that. I got to my mind wandering as it does and it wandered into the question of time travel. Not the standard questions and paradoxes though. Just a question under a certain set of conditions. What if time travel into the past did exist.… Continue reading Time travel probability ponderings

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Colour is all in your head

It used to be colour was considered to be a characteristic of a thing... part of its being. And many walk around thinking colour is a Thing in the world. A quality of an object like its shape and texture. We see it out there in the world and so it is out there in… Continue reading Colour is all in your head

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Intelligence and belief

Why do we believe weird things? As smart as we can be, why do we believe weird things? I am reminded of Michael Shermer’s view, when he’s asked why smart people believe weird things, like creationism, ghosts and (as with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) fairies: “Smart people are very good at rationalizing things they came… Continue reading Intelligence and belief