This is a place for anyone who likes to think about the universe, existence, conscious life, the bigger picture and where they fit in. I created it in 2001 and it has developed over time.
I am interested in the big questions. Why does the universe exist? What is time? What is consciousness?
As I reached 50 years old in 2018 I am still intrigued by these questions. I have also become fascinated by the accelerating march of technology, especially machine learning/artificial intelligence and its implications for humanity.
Time travel – 27th Feb 2015
Eternal life part 2 – 5th June 2013
The nature of time – updated 15th Oct 2012
Theory of nothing - why there is something instead of nothing. 31st March 2012
Parallel universes - how we could use them. 5th Nov 2010
In the beginning - where did it all come from? Edited 4th Oct 2010
Everything there is - 30th November 2009
Eternal life - eternal life starts now. 25th Oct 2009
Time speeds up as we get older - 3rd Oct 2010
How to be happy - a skill worth learning
The happiness files
What is a world view? - how we see the world differently. 7th Oct 2001
Magic or emergence - a caveat on reductionism
In the beginning - where did it all come from? 23rd Sept 2010
Evolution as algorithm - the mindless engineer
Belief and science
No beliefs required - beliefs exist in a physical universe
Scientific thinking - in science and everyday life
When common sense is wrong - science dismantling intuitions
Where does purpose come from? - Purposeful Universe and other fantasies
How to get the answers to all questions - it's easy.
We are all imitators - an explanation of our modern world
Human robots and the ghost in the machine
Consciousness - and philosophers' zombies
Is consciousness philosophy or science?
Free will - is it real?
Theory of mind - the theory theory
Consciousness and our intuitions - the seemingly obvious, isn't
Academic study of consciousness - do we know the answers yet?
More miscellaneous musings
Postmodernism - the second most dangerous idea ever devised
The World's biggest problem - 6 billion humans and counting...
Debating tips - what not to do
Validity of arguments
Beauty in the eye of the beholder
Dangerous mind warping material - when sense makes non-sense
How to be happy - learning happiness
The meanings of life - it's not that profound.
Atheism and nihilism - if nothing ultimately matters..
Life is 1.6 billion moments - living for now, and then
God and religion
The God files - Does God exist? Jan 2001
Christian belief mountain - the diversity of Christian beliefs
Creationism and evolution
Send me your counter-musings - the feedback page
Books to read – 10th May 2014
Links to other sites
Are we explaining consciousness yet? by Daniel Dennett
Neurotheology - religious experience explained by brain function
British Humanist Association
Talk.Origins Evolution Answers - excellent source of information on evolutionary theory.
Memetic theorists on the web - links to papers on memetics