new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

seed: the divided mind

'science is littered with similarly discredited theories; the soul is one of them.'

'there is a common idea: because the mind seems unified, it really is. many go only a bit further and call that unified mind a “soul.” this step, from self to soul, is an ancient assumption which now forms a bedrock in many religions: a basis for life after death, for religious morality, and a little god within us, a support for a bigger god outside us.

for the believers in the soul, let’s call them soulists, the soul assumption appears to be only the smallest of steps from the existence of a unified mind. yet the soul is a claim for which there isn’t any evidence. today, there isn’t even evidence for that place soulists step off from, the unified mind. neurology and neuroscience, working unseen over the past century, have eroded these ideas, the soul and the unified mind, down to nothing. experiences certainly do feel unified, but to accept these feelings as reality is a mistake. often, the way things feel has nothing to do with how they are.'

the entire piece, here.
via pharyngula.

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