APRIL FOOL’S DAY 2020: WHY DO SOME SAY REMAINING IGNORANT BY RESISTING CHANGE “FEELS” BETTER THAN LEARNING EXPERTISE BY EMBRACING KNOWLEDGE?

"Nowadays opinions are like podcasts. Everybody's got one." Why do so many say they feel better staying ignorant, rejecting change, than embracing knowledge, learning expertise, accepting change as part of an evolving mind?

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19: CONFUSING OBSERVATIONS FROM MID-MARCH 2020 – YOUR HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED

It must be such a thrill to be living through these coronavirus days, with the shared enemy non-human and politically, the media-driven panic a protracted break in routine and an excuse for proactive hoarding of food and toiletries. Universal fear-mongering media clickbait feeds the public just enough useful facts to keep everyone unbalanced, needy and glued to their information streams. It's a godsend for populations used to the past few years diet of unrewarding tribal bickering on social media and workaday toil. In a way, it's the ultimate evolution of the reality show.

UNITED STATES, EUROPE, CHINA – ECONOMIES IN PARALLEL

Europe and the United States are the two largest economic blocs. I found this interesting map showing how the European countries would map onto the 50 United States, by equivalent GDP. Plus a few notes on China's wealth as a nation versus a Chinese individual.

REALITY, MYSELF AND I

Human beings aren't computers. We calculate slowly. Our memories are fallible. Our brains struggle to work with anything over a few variables at the same time without having to use external aids (pieces of paper, calculator, spreadsheet etc). Does this mean we're living on borrowed time, like the mainstream mass media would have us believe?

PSYCHEDELICS – OPENING THE THIRD EYE – MEETING THE SUPER-INTELLIGENT ALIENS

Personality is the iceberg tip of a multidimensional internal universe of the mind. The conscious tip doesn't know much about what's happening in the exponentially larger elsemind but psychedelic excitation - like a D.M.T. trip using cubensis mushrooms or ayahuasca elixirs - brings tip and base into profound contact. Temporarily. What happens next is as remarkable as meeting with super-intelligent aliens.

CAT’S PAW POLITICS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

Sometimes seems like the Tories have paid off much of the opposition, to make a pig's breakfast of credible challenge to the relentless two-party dictatorships of the 40%. There's 81-114 seats like those in the attached PNG. I've not seen it discussed anywhere, which is crazy.

IDENTITY – THE SELF – IT ISN’T A WHERE, IT’S A WHEN

They say the self is an illusion and as proof ask: "Where is the actual you?" The brain? But not all brains are conscious. The soul? No evidence exists. What if the very question is missing the point, made meaningless by assumptions about sentience that run contrary to fact? Consider this hypothesis...

Psilocybin and DMT and the Pineal Gland (Third Eye)

Answers to frequently asked questions about psilocybin, DMT (D-methyltryptamine, a.k.a. the spirit molecule) and the pineal gland (the human brain's atrophied third eye, a.k.a. the dreamcaster). Some answers may be familiar but there is new and original theory here too, as part of the "Five Lateral Essays on Consciousness" collection.

Meeting The Aliens In Your Brain

Psychedelic excitation - as in a D.M.T. trip - brings us into contact with strange transcendent beings, sentient entities that seem independent, conscious and 100% real. But what are these machine elves? Are they real? Has DMT opened the 'third eye'? Are we communicating with aliens, across the universe divide?

Machine Elves and the Psychedelic Stone Babies

Psilocybin. D-methyltryptamine. Ayahuaska. Psychedelics. Ingesting Dreams. Transcending Spacetime. Alien Worlds. Encounters with Angels. Meeting the Machine Elves. Psilocybin occurs naturally in Magic Mushrooms. The laboratory isolated the psychoactive chem, distilling it as Dimethyltryptamine or D.M.T. It's often called the Spirit Molecule. Psychedelics are fascinating. For decades - particularly since public research was abruptly curtailed by … Continue reading Machine Elves and the Psychedelic Stone Babies

Scientific Method – Data Uber Alles But Feelings Welcome Too

Thinking aloud about instinct versus forethought, how the former is favoured by intense reaction-feelings and mythologised a thousand ways in human society while the latter is labelled passionless, not as authentic, worthy of less trust. Like so much that's terra homo sapiens, the reality and our future may realise it's completely topsy turvy; the precise opposite of what's current social axiom.

FANTASY WORLD OF HEROES AND VILLAINS OR REAL WORLD OF WINNERS AND LOSERS? CHOOSE!

In complex systems involving millions of individual human parts, it's rare to find systemic differences based on failure. Large networks of people tend to generate a built-in error correction, problem-solving and group improvement momentum.

NAIVE POTENTIAL IS WEAKER THAN INHERITED CONVENTION

Habits become boring. Conventions are the inheriting, by stealth, of degraded traditions - the indiscriminate baggage of past generations. Careers make fait accompli of a dangerous faith in impersonal networks of shared self-interest. But what chance do we have for something bigger or better, except by blind lottery luck?

The Cost of American Exceptionalism Is Too High For America’s Future

The current culture fight between groups, people subsumed into a common identity and self-policing one another, and individuals, those who can’t or won’t submit to this world view and — by that one fact — must fight to hold their ground if ever coming up against a group’s public agenda. Historically we’ve been through an … Continue reading The Cost of American Exceptionalism Is Too High For America’s Future

THE GLACIAL PACE OF BRITAIN’S SELF-SABOTAGE

Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Bill was defeated by over 220 votes, the largest defeat suffered by a British government in the country's long and varied history. But does it change anything? What happens next? Labour and Corbyn has table a NO CONFIDENCE motion against Theresa May and the Conservative government. They'll be supported by all … Continue reading THE GLACIAL PACE OF BRITAIN’S SELF-SABOTAGE