From: A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines

They are here in our minds, Turing’s luminescent gems, Gödel’s Platonic forms. There are no social hierarchies to scale. No racial barriers. Given to us along with our brains. Built into the structure of our thoughts—no bullying into blind faith, no...
Beyond the Umwelt

Beyond the Umwelt

Animals in the same ecosystem pick up on different environmental signals. In the blind and deaf world of the tick, the important signals are temperature and the odor of butyric acid. For the black ghost knifefish, it’s electrical fields. For the echolocating...
Advanced Rodents with Space Helmets

Advanced Rodents with Space Helmets

Although I learn some things fast, I’ve noticed that I often feel that learning fundamental new things is slow and boggy, as if there were some sort of shell around my brain preventing me from seeing and comprehending enough. It’s like I have some kind of...

Nature Loves Courage

Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and...