Wednesday, March 22, 2017

World Water Day

March 22, 2017

World Water Day

2017 Theme: "Why waste water?"

Safe water is one of many problems humans face
due to climate change and other ecological factors.

Is Consciousness Real? It's all Optics

Think about reality, consciousness, and creation. Most see creation beyond physical reality. Gods? Aliens? Something else we know-nothing about in our limited capacity here?

Holographic Theory: 2D images -> 3D holograms of experience

Brain: Processes 2D images -> experience 3D realities

Is Consciousness Real?   Scientific American - March 22, 2017
Philosopher Daniel Dennett tries, once again, to explain away consciousness. Of all the odd notions to emerge from debates over consciousness, the oddest is that it doesn't exist, at least not in the way we think it does. It is an illusion, like Santa Claus or American democracy. Descartes said consciousness is the one undeniable fact of our existence, and I find it hard to disagree. I'm conscious right now, as I type this sentence, and you are presumably conscious as you read it. (I can't be sure about you, because I have access only to my own consciousness.) The idea that consciousness isn't real has always struck me as crazy, and not in a good way, but smart people espouse it. One of the smartest is philosopher Daniel Dennett, who has been questioning consciousness for decades. Dennett is just reiterating, in his oh-so-clever, neologorrheic fashion, what mind-scientists and most educated lay folk have long accepted, that the bulk of cognition happens beneath the surface of awareness.

Remembering Chuck Barris

June 3, 1929 - March 21, 2017

Chuck Barris brought joy and laughter to a different timeline. Present Day: Everything changes from moment to moment as we seek comic relief in dramatic times.

Chuck Barris, host of 'The Gong Show' who wildly claimed to be a CIA assassin, dead at 87   Washington Post - March 22, 2017

Chuck Barris created some of the most memorable daytime TV game shows, from "The Dating Game" to ''The Newlywed Game" to that infamous factory of cheese, "The Gong Show." The media mocked him as "The King of Schlock" or "The Baron of Bad Taste," but it was Barris who got the last laugh. Harris was also a songwriter, who wrote the hit "Palisades Park" for Freddy Cannon and the author of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, his autobiography, which became a film directed by George Clooney.