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Beyond the Conjunction

Further thoughts from the ‘cast


Gratitude/guilt

Nov. 20, 2018

 
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
— Marcel Proust

WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR THANKSGIVING. Can you feel our waistlines expanding with pie? (Pie we've eaten, not pie we've stuffed down our pants.). Read more…

 

 
Imagine you’re a fish, swimming in a pond. You can move forward and back, side to side, but never up out of the water. [...] To you, that little pond is an entire universe. Now imagine that someone reaches down and lifts you out of the pond. You see that what you thought was the entire world is only a small pool. You see other ponds. Trees. The sky above. You realize you’re a part of a much larger and more mysterious reality than you had ever dreamed of.
— Blake Crouch, Dark Matter
 
 

This reality that we’ve talked about for our season on Metaphysics is the only reality we know, but that doesn’t mean it’s the whole of reality. How trippy is it to think there is a reality out there, totally out of reach?! Spooooooooky….

 

Beyond the conjunction: MIND/BODY

Oct. 17, 2018

 
How does the water of the brain turn into the wine of consciousness?
— David Chalmers
 
 

It’s that time of year: Pumpkin Spice Lattes and… zombies. Just when you thought it was safe to philosophize... Read more…

 

Beyond the conjunction: Space/Time

Oct. 3, 2018

 
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
— Albert Einstein
 
 

We had our first guest on the pod! And, if I (Jana) may say so, we started off with the best. Read more…