Warning: Trying to understand the Universe may be Damaging to your Health


*wide eyed crazy look*

AT fields…ego boundry…hmm..oh. dear. god.


So, there I was, minding my own business, trying to construct a model of the cosmos for a Theology assignment….

“I know!” I thought glibly “Lets see if I can tie together all that weird philosophy I’ve been considering WITH the theology into one, big, complex mess!”

“Lets see what happens when I put “Structural Coupling” AND “Theology” into good ol’ Google…”

Now, ‘structural coupling’ is an idea that I really have only just -begun- to get my head around but to cut it short I think there’s something to it so I refuse to let it go till I understand it properly. (This way of thinking is probably the biggest threat to my mental health) Read “Embodied Mind” (Varela and some Buddhist bloke) a couple of times and it might help.

I was feeling lucky, and this is what I got.

Try and read it. It’s not religious. It talks about programming, and cyborgs, and intriguing virtual worlds.(OSMOSE?) It’s about reality, and self.

It’s about culture, and simulations, and interfaces, and it’s done something funny to my head.

It’s possibly the most scientifically plausible version of what buddhism is about. (nb: still trying to get my head round /buddhism/ so that may well be especially contenious)

It’s also probably more than a bit over the top to make the point, granted, but the point is still a good one.

Best of all, it’s not too hard to read 🙂

3 thoughts on “Warning: Trying to understand the Universe may be Damaging to your Health”

      1. Yeah, haven’t got ’round to updating my journal in ages. Been doing other stuff, like Morrowind mostly. :>

        Talk to you soon, with a bit of luck. I hope you enjoy the book if you do manage to get hold of it 🙂

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