For some reason, I have been thinking about negentropy this week. The term has different meanings in different contexts. I would like to consider it in relation to information theory. The central tenet is about the relationships between energy and information. Every bit of information has attached to it an energy cost. This was neatly… Read More Filosofy on Friday – Negentropy
I posted earlier on the subject of Being Here, and so today I want to look at moving on. My starting point is the paradox of Zeno’s Arrow. It is closely related to his paradox about Achilles racing a tortoise – quite apt given my current pre-occupation with all things running (did I mention I’m… Read More Filosofy on Friday – Getting There
This week I would like to turn my attention to attention. This topic has been brought into focus by my little run on Sunday, participating in the Leicester Half-Marathon. I may have mentioned it before. I always knew that a large part of the challenge would be psychological. It is often the case that our… Read More Filosofy on Friday – Attentional Focus
Hey, I’m here again! I have been away for quite a long time, getting lost in work and other projects/distractions. My life is a meandering path strewn with unfinished projects. I am not a finisher. In fact, in many respects I’m not even a starter. I’m a thinker. I do that bit quite well. My… Read More Filosofy on Friday – Being Here
Research into brain science and the mind has historically had to navigate between two conflicting assertions. The first arose in ancient Greece – “Know Thyself”, as inscribed at the Temple of Apollo in Delphi. The second comes from Zen teachings – “Mind trying to know itself is like a sword trying to cut itself”. These… Read More Filosofy on Friday – The Self-Sharpening Brain
Final dash to the line! This series of blogs was started to help me pass the time and keep me focused in a month of planned abstinence from alcohol, ending 5th February 2016 with a donation to a UK cancer charity. I am very happy to report that I achieved my goal and the donation… Read More Derek’s Famous Alcohol Alphabet – X, Y and Z!
Why are we waiting? At last we have arrived at W. I think I have been spending more time drinking wine than writing about it. This series of blogs was started to help me pass the time and keep me focused in a month of planned abstinence from alcohol, ending 5th February 2016 with a… Read More Derek’s Famous Alcohol Alphabet – W