Sunday, 15 October 2017

Sunday, 8 October 2017

The student


The student both passed and failed his quantum mechanics exam.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Our Prejudices


Many, perhaps most, of our prejudices and untruths are so deeply held they are unconscious, undetectable to us, unknown to us, beneath our understanding and yet the cause, the foundation, of that understanding. 

Sunday, 24 September 2017

The Future


Let us not talk of progress (only children believe in such a thing) instead let us talk of change, of evolution, of possibility.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Fun Fact


Our sense of right and wrong has absolutely nothing to do with us.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Untitled


Which came first the chicken or the egg? 

Essentialist thinking.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Monday, 21 August 2017

Contact


It may be necessary for us to become the alien we have been searching for.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Untitled


Perhaps all planets are traps not just of gravity but of ways of thinking as well.

Friday, 28 July 2017

The Lesson


Children should be taught at nine to believe in a God without question than at twelve they should be shown the utter absurdity of such an idea.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

The question


The question is not whether we will regard the machines of the future as conscious or not, nor is the question whether the machines of the future will in fact be conscious or not, the question is whether the machines of the future will regard themselves as conscious or not.

Monday, 24 April 2017

The Second Chance


And God said onto Adam; "eat from the forbidden Tree of Knowledge again and ye shall be cast out from the garden of Eden."

Saturday, 15 April 2017

The Clue


Looking upwards one day I thought I glimpsed the faint outline of a hyper dimensional object, a hole in the fabric of our spacetime, a singularity, a mighty glitch in the program...

When in fact it was merely a cloud seen out of the corner of my eye.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

The Event


Something took place, exactly when or where has yet to be established, what it means we don't know...

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Pity


We feel sorrow for the child brought up by wolves in great forests when perhaps we should feel more sorrow for ourselves.

The Aesthetic Threat


The birth of a mutant so beautiful they render everything other then themselves meaningless.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Work in Progress


A poem only lives while it is being written; the same is true for us.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Avoidance Strategies


The great man can spend so much of his time avoiding the stupid man that the great man can himself appear stupid. 

Thus do great men sometimes mistake each other for idiots.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

The Philosopher


"I could if I so wished, with subtle and long winded arguments, prove the existence of the external world, but I have more pressing matters to attend to."

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

The Human Condition


Anyone who has been forced to use a busy Starbucks toilet knows that man is essentially animal in nature.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Work in Progress


God is one of my favourite  fictional characters and I'm one of his.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Evolution


Hyper-intelligence may not have been evolutionarily advantageous; the caveman who grasps the fundamental nature of consciousness but is eaten by a Sabre-tooth tiger shortly thereafter does not pass on his hyper-intelligence.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Euthanasia


Please do not kill my dreams; they are perfectly capable of dying on their own.


Monday, 2 January 2017

An ideal world


To have two problems is better than having just one: they prevent you fixating. 

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