7 Thoughts for the Day

1. We can hold an instant in time in our hands with a photograph, and we can hold hours of time in our hands with a DVD. How fuckin’ weird is that?

2. The planets are moving further apart from each other at an increasing rate as space expands. If it’s just the continuation of the big bang, why is it speeding up not slowing down? Scientists don’t know and I think that’s COOL.

3. Because of space we carve objects into separate identities and give things their own names and attributes. Yet we ignore space most of the time when without it, there would be nothing to name. Poor ol’ space. Continue reading

Free Writing: Homogenised, Unheard & Invisible.

I’m not sure what I’m going to blog about this week.

Sometimes, the only way to figure out what to write is to start writing. This is the stuff writers’ workshops are made of – “free writing”, they call it. It’s where you unleash all your hidden thoughts onto paper, often surprising yourself with what comes out, writing about topics that you hadn’t even noticed were lying dormant, deep in your subconscious.

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Is Free Will an Illusion?

It’s kind of disheartening when you delve deep enough into physics to come to the conclusion that free will can only be an illusion. We think we have a choice: we feel conflicted when we choose where to live, what to eat, or which pair of socks to put on of a morning. But much like the flow of time, which seems to be so undeniably real and linear but is not, our free will may be nothing more than an illusion.

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Einstein’s God and The Theory of Everything

One of my favourite things about Einstein is how I believe he saw God: the one all-encompassing force that governed the universe, which can best be explained through the language of science and mathematics. What could be more beautiful than the science and mathematics of everything? And what is God if not beauty? Through unifying the forces of the universe Einstein could see perhaps not God himself, but certainly experience God’s handiwork.

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