Monthly Archives May 2010

Reading novels

“Reading novels – serious novels, anyhow – is an experience limited to a very small percentage of the so-called enlightened public. Increasingly, it’s going to be a pursuit for those who seek unusual experiences, moral fetishists perhaps, people of heightened imagination, the troubled pursuers of the ambiguous self.” Jerzy Kosinski

Neurobiological Gods

God(s) evolved as one of our brain functions in the same sense that vision evolved as a means of processing stimuli arising from photons stimulating neural tissue. That is, god(s) are located within the brain where, we propose, their evolved function nudges us toward Darwinian ends. This “god function” is neither trivial nor dysfunctional. Instead, […]

Now Reading/Just Read

Gillian Rose Visual Methodologies Louis Althusser On Ideology Emma Bull War for the Oaks Alastair Reynolds Revelation Space Russell Blackford and Udo Schüklenk 50 Voices of Disbelief. Why We Are Atheists