Inside This Issue
“Separated by c. 75 years, these men nonetheless faced a common challenge: Rebuild civilization!”
“If a world can or must…self-annihilate…then that world does not exist, never did exist, never will exist, cannot exist.”
“Some of us were waving copies of Mao’s Little Red Book; we all should have been clutching copies of the Old Testament.”
"Over the course of history, however, humans have just as often sought to trade their existential liberty for the promise, always ultimately empty, of security and/or prosperity."
“The first known application of Occam’s Razor occurred 50,000 years ago, not in 14th century England as is generally supposed.”
“The ultimate pattern of events is determined, while the specific events that form that pattern are entirely undetermined.”
“Awareness is always dynamic; it has no spatio-temporal location… Awareness is not a property of entities, or even of organisms; it is a property of networks.”
"So, it turns out that the universe did not have a lot of options when it came to structuring time."
“We must teach our children a totally counter-cultural model of nature. We must teach the doctrines of our Faith, not as exceptions to natural law, but as the highest expressions of natural law.”
"...words are also just hollowed statements to avoid the truth. It’s far too tempting a cover-up. We love ideals, but we don’t like what they require."
"We were both smiling from ear to ear, unable to communicate with words, music our only form of communication."
"At what point is it okay to lie? Is life more important than one’s integrity?"
"Finding footing in a world that appears to condone worshiping men can be incredibly hard, especially when that world extends past every aspect of your being."
“Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute.”