Since the emergence of human consciousness, mankind has been grappling with two eternal questions:What is life and where did life come from?What is death and what happens after death?These questions gave rise to religion. They also endure in works of art. Paul Gaugain inscribed this on one of his masterpieces: Read more of this article... This article also appears in Essinova | Brain and Mind blog.
How to see yourself in a world where only math is real By Max Tegmark, Illustration by Chad Hagen. Originally published on Nautilus, January 9, 2014 “Excuse me, but what’s the time?” I’m guessing that you, like me, are guilty of having asked this question, as if it were obvious that there is such a thing asthe time. Yet you’ve probably never approached a stranger and asked “Excuse me, but what’s the place?”. If you were hopelessly lost, you’d probably instead have said someth