Truth

There is nothing more jarring than waking up to the truth. Granted, truth can be an extremely subjective thing in this context. Can't that be said about all truths, though? We take it for granted that the sun will rise in the morning, but we can't know it for certain. We can make the assumption, … Continue reading Truth

Self-Esteem

Self-esteem can be a tricky thing. We’re all born with self-esteem, but somewhere along the way, it gets systematically beaten out of us – sometimes literally, sometimes figuratively, sometimes both. Some people learn to deal with this at an early age, and adopt a façade of being well-adjusted, a fake air of confidence. Most of … Continue reading Self-Esteem

Is that a supercomputer in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?

While listening to a podcast about the Simulation Hypothesis Argument, I ran across an interesting set of numbers. To start, by way of comparison, the human brain can process anywhere from 38 thousand trillion (3.8 x 10^16) to one billion billion (1 X 10^18) processes per second, depending upon whom you ask. Those are pretty … Continue reading Is that a supercomputer in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?