“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Nature of Reality

HT Serpil Opperman. A roundtable discussion featuring a neurobiologist, a theoretical physicist, an anesthesiologist, and a computational physicist. And Deepak Chopra.

It's a sad commentary on the state of things that there are no humanists.

Most of the discussion, without doubt, oscillates between undermining and overmining. 

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