Carpe diem

Why aren’t our thoughts independent of each other? Why don’t we just live in the moment? For a healthy person, it’s impossible to live in the moment,” says neuroscientist Marc Sommer. “It’s a nice thing to say in terms of seizing the day and enjoying life, but our inner lives and experiences are much richer than that.”

Theoretical astrophysicist Robert Doyle has built a two-stage approach to solving the classic philosophical problem of free will, which asks how humans are able to freely make decisions given the restrictions of cause and effect, he found evidence for free will in the idea that humans can chooseto entertain a particular thought instead of entertaining another. “Free will isn’t one monolithic thing, It’s a combination of the free element with selection.”

“When small towns find they cannot harm the strangest of their members, when eccentrics show resilience, they are eventually embraced and even cherished.” ― Louise Erdrich





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