The Case Against Reality (2019)

June 25, 2022
science, physics, consciousness

Just when you thought that science and spirituality were hopelessly irreconcilable, cogntive psychologist Donald Hoffman proposes a very interesting perspective. <—> Hoffman, D. (2019). The case against reality: Why evolution hid the truth from our eyes. WW Norton & Company. Tim Ferriss interview Apr 13, 2022 Lex Fridman interview Jun 12, 2022 The Convergence of Science and Spirituality | Donald Hoffman & Rupert Spira Mar 26, 2023

The alphabet versus the goddess (1999)

November 28, 2020
history, religion, spirituality, meditation

Many assume that the invention of a phonetic alphabet only brought benefits. In a somewhat speculative reassessment of history, Shlain makes the case that the phonetic alphabet advanced lawyer-style thinking that greatly facilitated the justification of violence. The book is unlikely to be 100% true, but also unlikely to be 100% false. <—> Shlain, L. (1999). The alphabet versus the goddess: The conflict between word and image. Penguin.