Posts Categorized: Guest Posts

Guest Post: “Being A Self” by Anil Seth

Talking to Anil Seth for my audio series helped further deepen and refine my understanding of how the experience of self is constructed. Enjoy this fascinating excerpt from his new book, Being You (and then read the book!): Click here to read the excerpt    

Guest Post: “Is Reality a Hologram?” by George Musser

I recently recorded two (!) conversations with George Musser for my audio series. We talked about the brain’s perception of space and to what extent our conscious experience is giving us an accurate sense of what’s “out there.” In his book, Spooky Action at a Distance, he discusses the related implications of M-Theory and AdS/CFT duality—enjoy... Read more »

Guest Post: “The World is Nothing but Change” by Carlo Rovelli

If I observe the microscopic state of things, then the difference between past and future vanishes. The future of the world, for instance, is determined by its present state—though neither more nor less than is the past. We often say that causes precede effects and yet, in the elementary grammar of things, there is no... Read more »

Guest Post: “What Is Spirituality?” by Thomas Metzinger

An excerpt from Spirituality and Intellectual Honesty by Thomas Metzinger Here’s something to spend the weekend contemplating… Can something like a completely secularized form of spirituality exist? Or is this idea perhaps incoherent—something that on second sight cannot be described consistently and without getting lost in obvious contradictions? Continue reading