Well I never thought I’d see the day. But this is the seventh article to the Cosmos series with two more articles being planned. I am choosing to write three more pieces because I realised I had left out a few key topics Watts talked excessively about. The Cosmos series is a tribute and an overview of the body of work of the philosopher Alan W. Watts(see the P.S. section of article Reality is Bliss for more information).
The text book definition for time is usually: Time is the continued sequence of existence and events that occurs in an apparently irreversible succession from the past, through the present, into the future.
The second chapter to the Strange Case of the Other-worlders.
There is always something sad about being the chosen. The burden that rests on your shoulders is not known to very many people. Nevertheless, you have to come through somehow. You’re their only hope. And this depresses me deeply. I can’t see it. In fact, I hate myself.
DISCLAIMER: This is a long ass article, longest I have written or will probably write. So once again I recommend that glass of water and maybe some snacks to go along with it. It takes a good half hour to read this thing. The Cosmos series is a tribute and an overview of the body of work of the philosopher Alan W. Watts(see the P.S. section of this article for more information).
It’s all an illusion. That is the main point. That was always the point. It is so sad to see how most people never see it. Thus I’m writing this article as the last message. Even though most of it is not my own words, I think the content of the message matters more than the messenger. This will be the final entry to The Cosmos series and is an attempt to describe a peculiar experience which sometimes happens to people. I’m not recommending this as a bedtime story for kids.
What would be an all satisfying theory of nothing?
DISCLAIMER: This article is not intended to be taken to the letter. Its purpose is merely entertainment, and inspiration. However, you can choose to take it as seriously as you like. The Cosmos series is a tribute and an overview of the body of work of the philosopher Alan W. Watts(see the P.S. section of article Reality Is Bliss for more information).
It might start with a blank slate. But the end result is always something. Or maybe it invariably leads to nothing. Does one cancel out the other? No, they always arise mutually. I call this the great conspiracy. Because of its peculiar way of managing to bamboozle nearly everyone in the universe. That nothing is just plain nothing. That it is to be ignored completely. But you have to have nothing to have something. The universe wouldn’t even be here without nothing. This makes it very important. The following is an attempt to bring the various aspects and functions of nothing under one description.
How can you describe a class that can’t be defined?
DISCLAIMER: I am not a scientist. This is not a scientific article. The Cosmos series is a tribute and an overview of the body of work of the philosopher Alan W. Watts(see the P.S. section of article Reality Is Bliss for more information).
Trying to describe a class that has an inside but no outside is like trying to draw your own nervous system on a flat wall. It’s next to impossible. So let’s get started. The difficulty is not so much in pointing to it, as it is in the limitations of the language itself used to describe it. The following is an attempt to describe a class that resides outside all classifications.
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