We're Deluded How can we be expected to live up to a phrase uttered by a scrawny, starving little man who rendered useless the broad sword of an empire? He said to open your eyes
I don't believe in magic. I don't care if you code-word it and call it a miracle. The reality of human existence is such that we're subject to these systems, these symptoms of existence, these
On Isaac Asimov's essay "What is Intelligence, Anyway?" I think true intelligence has to do with being inquisitive and seeking to learn, and then being able to apply that knowledge creatively, in increasingly sophisticated ways.