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Igniting perception through biology, psychology, and spirituality. A blog to make sense of topics concerning the study of life, the mind, spirituality & if needed, how they connect. At best, a creative endeavour. At worst, a learning experience.

4 Ways to Overcome the Mindless Scroll

Insane squirrel digging for nothing

Here’s how we can reclaim our attention and avoid the meaningless distraction of social media.  We are all insane squirrels digging in the same spot again and again only to find nothing. This is what it’s like living with a smart…

You are LIKE God, not A God

You are LIKE God, not A God - image

What does it mean to act in God’s image? We are made in God’s image, and after the sixth day, was it really good? Maybe at first, but if it stayed that way the bible would be shorter than a…

Why the Ego is like Your Appendix

The human appendix diagram

Our ego is a remnant of the past.  It is formed by the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and our place in the world. Due to the nonsensical stories my ego spews, I realize that the ego deserves to…

Copyrighting a Genome

copyrighting a genome

This is a story of how synthetic life might follow the same development of Youtube’s copyrighting laws.  Youtube and Copyright Youtube was invented in 2005. From my perspective, it started gaining traction shortly after. I remember uploading 5 minutes’ worth…

What is Interoception?

Interoception of internal organs.

We often associate perception with the five senses which orient ourselves to the outside world. Conscious experience during our waking hours relies on these senses. Constricting perception to just sense perception is flawed because it leaves out an often overlooked,…

A Nowhere Nobody

Becoming nobody - A Nowhere Nobody

“He’s a real nowhere manSitting in his nowhere landMaking all his nowhere plans for nobody Doesn’t have a point of viewKnows not where he’s going toIsn’t he a bit like you and me?Nowhere man please listenYou don’t know what you’re…

The Problem With Generalization

the problem with averages from The Undiscovered Self

Before the industrial revolution, there had to be a scientific one. A period where theories had to be thought up and tested experimentally. The more a theory cannot be proved false, the more valid it is. The ability of a…

Captaining Your Ship of Theseus

Ship of Theseus

A cold fog sets upon the horizon. Winds are strong and waves are crashing. It isn’t ideal weather, yet the ship must set sail. The voyage across the ocean of life must go on and risks must be taken. Wait…

A Tasteless Virus – COVID and Taste Perception

What’s the point of having a variety of foods if we have lost our perception of taste? In a tasteless world grocery stores would provide options based solely on texture and nutrition. Our ability to have mouth feel would still…