Sentience is a tricky concept. Is it the mind? Is it the soul? Who has it? Someone once told me if you can’t explain something, you don’t understand it. I can’t explain sentience. I just know I have it. I equate sentience to the thing that makes me, me. I equate it to an understanding…… Continue reading What is sentience – the meaning of life, part 3.
“We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.” Fight Club. On the one hand, I like to have choices. On the other hand, I almost always choose the same things. Is it really necessary to have hundreds of options? I’m pretty sure that our planetary problems…… Continue reading One may be good, more isn’t better – the meaning of life, part 2.
They tell us the driving force in life is the reproduction of genes. We’re all in competition, all trying to make sure our genetic line carries on. I’m not sure our genes are all that interested in maximizing our ability to buy a home in Switzerland. I could be wrong, perhaps that comes under the…… Continue reading The meaning of life – random Sunday thoughts.