[Preprint] There has been a recent spate of essays defending presentism, the view in the metaphysics of time according to which all and only present events or entities exist. What is particularly striking about this resurgence is that it takes place on the background of the significant pressure exerted on the position by the relativity of simultaneity asserted in special relativity, and yet in several cases invokes modern physics for support. I classify the presentist replies to this pressure into a two by two matrix depending on whether they take a compatibilist or incompatibilist stance with respect to both special relativity in particular and modern physics in general.
Why Coincidences, Miracles And Rare Events Happen Every Day. Oracula. Attunement. Interdependence, Web of Life, Complexity: Quotes, Metaphors, Poems, Sayings, Quotations Quotes Seasons Gardening Walking Blog Simplicity Complexity Ecology Flowers Trees Home Compiled by Karen and Mike Garofalo Quotations for Gardeners, Walkers, and Lovers of the Green Way Green Way Research, Red Bluff, California "When we try to pick anything out by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
" - John Muir "How can we fret and stew sub specie aeternitatis - under the calm gaze of ancient Tao? "This planet is an exquisitely arranged and interconnected system. "Omnia vivunt, omnia inter se conexa Everything is alive; everything is interconnected. " - Cicero. Wisdom. Transcendence. Stream of consciousness (psychology) Stream of consciousness refers to the flow of thoughts in the conscious mind.
The full range of thoughts that one can be aware of can form the content of this stream, not just verbal thoughts. Commonly used experimental techniques, including self-reporting, gives easier access to verbal thoughts than to thoughts more closely connected to senses other than hearing and activities other than speaking and writing. The phrase "stream of consciousness" (Pali; viññāna-sota) occurs in early Buddhist scriptures. The Yogachara school of Mahayana Buddhism developed the idea into a thorough theory of mind. Hammalawa Saddhatissa Mahathera writes: "There is no 'self' that stands at the mentality to which characteristics and events accrue and from which they fall away, leaving it intact at death. The stream of consciousness, flowing through many lives, is as changing as a stream of water. William James is given credit for the concept. He asserts the notion as follows:
Word salad. Word salad is a "confused or unintelligible mixture of seemingly random words and phrases", most often used to describe a symptom of a mental disorder.
The words may or may not be grammatically correct, but the meaning is confused to the point that the listener cannot extract any meaning from it. The term is often used in psychiatry, as well as in theoretical linguistics to describe a type of grammatical acceptability judgment by native speakers, and in computer programming to describe textual randomization. In mental health diagnoses Word salad may describe a symptom of mental conditions in which a person attempts to communicate an idea, but words and phrases that may appear to be random and unrelated come out in an incoherent sequence instead.
Often, the person is unaware that he or she did not make sense. « Il y a quelqu'un dans ma tête, mais ce n'est pas moi » Piotr Ouspenski disait en 1947 qu'un fait d'une importance prodigieuse avait échappé à la psychologie occidentale, à savoir que l'homme ne se rappelait pas lui-même, qu'il vivait, agissait et raisonnait dans un profond sommeil, dans un sommeil non pas métaphorique mais absolument réel.
Depuis les développements récents en neurosciences et en sciences cognitives, la psychologie occidentale vient de rattraper son retard, et le tableau qu'elle dresse s'accorde parfaitement avec l'ésotérisme chrétien ravivé par Gurdjieff et Mouravieff. L'homme est effectivement une machine gouvernée par les influences extérieures. Pour le psychologue Daniel Kahneman, notre mode de réflexion est composé de deux systèmes. Le premier, la pensée rapide (le Thinking fast) ou système 1 (l'inconscient adaptatif de Timothy Wilson), est inconscient, intuitif, ne demande pas trop d'effort, est incontrôlable et non-intentionnel.
Ce système n'est pas sujet au doute. Pensée rapide et pensée lente. Corpus Callosum of the Global Brain? 8 December 2014 | Draft Locating the integrative function within the world wide web Introduction Corpus callosum of the global brain?
Imagining an integrative function within the world wide web Nature of meaningful integration within the global brain Metaphor as the integrative function of the global brain? References Introduction The global brain is a conceptualization of the worldwide network formed by all the people on this planet together with the information and communication technologies that connect them into an intelligent, self-organizing system. The original metaphor was first presented as a model by Francis Heylighen and Johan Bollen (The World-Wide Web as a Super-Brain: from metaphor to model, 1996). IC pearltrees. "Arbres d'Instructions Massives" (Conscience Collective ) Intellectual. Intelligence & Capacity.
Types of collaboration. Isaac Asimov 1920-1992. Léonard de Vinci.