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I've been interested in the ultimate questions of life ever since a child.
I've been interested in the ultimate questions of life ever since a child.

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Going to Mars?
Going to Mars is a bit expensive? Time consuming? Nothing to do when
you get there? Can't get back and therefore doomed to live on a bleak
desolate barren lifeless rock for the rest of your life? I have a brilliant idea. Take a virtual trip there instead!...

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Science has next to nothing to say about moral intuitions
I read the following article .  I quote the most relevant parts: Recent research, [scientists] say, suggests that many of our moral intuitions
come from neural processes responsive to morally irrelevant factors –
and hence are unlikely to track the moral ...

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Do we die when we teleport?
I have just read this article by Michael Shermer .  In it he says: [A] copy of your memories, your mind or even your soul is not you. It is a copy of you, no different than a twin, and no twin looks at his or her
sibling and thinks, “There I am.” Neither d...

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Do we die if we teleport?
I have just read this article by Michael Shermer .  In it he says: [A] copy of your memories, your mind or even your soul is not you. It is a copy of you, no different than a twin, and no twin looks at his or her
sibling and thinks, “There I am.” Neither d...

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Buddhism and a persisting self
I recently read the following article: What the Buddha Didn't Teach About Reincarnation   It says: "This
is not to say that “we” do not exist–but that there is no permanent,
unchanging “me,” but rather that we are redefined in every moment by
shifting im...

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The end of the age of the dinosaurs
If the asteroid that hit our planet ~ 66 million years ago and wiped
out the dinosaurs, had hit the planet perhaps as little as 2 seconds
later, it might have fallen into the ocean instead of shallow water and
hence the consequences would have been very ...
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