Are you ready for the Red Pill?

Are you ready for the Red Pill?

When, in the movie Matrix, Morpheus shows Neo what is the Matrix, he does not force it upon him. Knowing is always a choice. And choices must be made only when you are prepared. This is why I dedicated the first four chapters of our journey to prepare you, dear Seeker. We showed the value of skepticism and why emptying your basket of unwarranted ideas about the world is vital to attaining true knowledge. We showed how science is only…

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Simplicity

Simplicity

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” – Leonardo Da Vinci Humans seem to be fascinated with simplicity. We widely believe that, even if sometimes we tend to complicate things, the most beautiful things and the most profound truths are simple. It is an age-old archetype. The rebel son leaving the house of his parents, seeking his own way. He builds a house of cards, tries new, complicated ways of living his live and chasing his dreams, only that in the end, in…

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Empiricism, rationalism… and bananas?

Empiricism, rationalism… and bananas?

“Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all” – Thomas Carlyle Two years ago, I received a fir from a friend, to serve as a Christmas tree. It was a gift, and a very nice gift indeed. Tall, wide, leafy, with a sweet smell of freshly cut resin. It was actually the upper tip of a larger tree that was harvested for timber, so that gave me a moral respite for not having the tree…

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The limits of science

The limits of science

Welcome back, Seeker! Last week we made the first step in our daring adventure by dropping all our previous knowledge about the world and ourselves and reaching only after the sole thing we can be sure of: Sentio, ergo sum. I am aware, therefore I exist. Now, we must put back the puzzle on the rest of the world. What do we know about the reality surrounding us? Before we can answer that question, however, we must analyse our mental tools…

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Sentio, ergo sum

Sentio, ergo sum

I want to challenge you to a journey. It might be the most adventurous journey that you will take. And it might change your life. Just like most life-changing adventures, you might have stumbled upon this one by mistake. You took the right turn in life (and on the internet) and stumbled upon my humble blog. Or maybe it was a calling. A calling that all people seeking something more, something ineffable, have. Like a distant song into the wind,…

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