What’s the relationship between language and consciousness? Which comes first? Does consciousness enable language? Or does language give rise to consciousness? What...
If all that exists—everything imaginable, physical and nonphysical—is ‘something’. Why is there ‘something’ rather than ‘nothing’?...
How does the mind work? It’s not obvious. Where does the mind stop and the rest of the world begin? What is extended mind? What is embodied mind?
That the cosmos is a computer sounds like a modern metaphor, a way of explaining how things work. But some make a bolder claim: that the cosmos is in reality a computer, not...
Information has become increasingly important in understanding the physical world around us, from ordinary computers to the underlying principles of fundamental physics,...
Human beings yearn to live forever. But our only hope is some kind of non-physical reality like a personal God, alternative God, or cosmic consciousness. What would be the...
Nothing means anything without our brains. Not science, not theology, not politics, not love. Everything we know and do—all the sense of human thought, all the feelings of...
A ‘theory of everything’ is the ultimate workings of physics, the ideas and equations that undergird the physical universe at its deepest level. What can theory...
Almost all religions offer some kind of life or awareness after physical death. Speculations of what such life after death might be like—the form it might take, how we...
What is it about human brains that enable both the regulation of bodily activities and the generation of mental thoughts? What are the mechanisms of human brain function? How...
As far as we know, brains are the most highly organized matter in the universe. How they make their magic is just astonishing.