Do you have enough courage to put one foot into the abyss?
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March 28, 2011 In a world of consumerism and instant gratification, what if one slows down to ask the bigger questions in life? Can one find the time to ask these questions in a fast-paced world while at the same time not get sucked in to the abyss?
Will more stuff really make us happy?
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March 21, 2011 One senses a quiet malaise, drifting almost unspoken in the United States and more broadly. "Decline" of some sort is whispered by many thoughtful people. If so, what is going on?
March 7, 2011 The foundations of two of the reigning theories of information require that we admit that the possible is real.
Ready to move out of the fields?
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February 28, 2011 The recent revolution in Egypt has led the Middle East to a political tipping point. Will this lead to shifts in the economic realm as well? This is a seizable moment, and the seizing needs to be done by Egypt and Israel together.
February 21, 2011 The accepted development model of recent decades, the Washington Consensus, has proved insufficient to raise the living standards for many of the world's poor people.
You never know when you'll bump into the Adjacent Possible.
February 14, 2011 Recently a Japanese man living in a tiny apartment, perhaps in Tokyo, with his 2,000 books felt utterly crowded. The solution to his problem turned out to be technology and turned into a business.
February 7, 2011 An emerging area of science called Systems Biology may change the way we treat cancer.
January 31, 2011 Do we have free will?
January 30, 2011 Stuart Kauffman stands the brain on its head.
January 29, 2011 Stuart Kauffman thinks he knows what consciousness is.
January 3, 2011 The weak version may at most be a new interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. The strong version is a scientific proposal, which may be true or false.
December 27, 2010 Stuart Kauffman explains the problem with Decartes' dualism.
Are we just walking, talking calculating machines who are pre-destined to hug?
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December 20, 2010 As you read this blog, many of you do not know that, according to some of our finest scientific minds, you are not conscious at all. You are a mechanical zombie, a calculating-machine idiot. You have no responsible free will.
December 14, 2010 Stuart Kauffman explains why we are not machines.
December 6, 2010 The Poised Realm is real. It may be the only “passage” pathway from the quantum world via open quantum systems to the classical world.
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