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Thalamocortical Systems Out of Nowhere

Though the article itself (2Mb PDF) is in itself fascinating reading, confirming a view of the issue that I have held for a while now, what I find really interesting is how these things just fly in under the radar. I mean, one moment you are reading science fiction about lobster gastrointestinal ganglion simulations, then […]

Why Democracy, Indeed

I have discovered that I seem to possess a cookie-shaped hole where my sense of worry over my own well-being should be. It could be the consequence of a number of factors: my cool-headed analitical rationality that tells me nothing can happen, an overwhelming feeling of self-importance that tells me I’m not like other people and can’t get […]

A Brief Walk Down Stoney Street

It’s like reversing the arrow of time. Causal relationships in our little bubble of spacetime are not running backwards, nor are, to borrrow from the good old quantum, wave functions refusing to collapse. However, the perception of causality is breaking down, to an extent, inside the minds of laughing monkeys such as myself. Sometimes certain […]