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Creating a new Spirituality out of the old religions.

Humanity is at a crossroads. We are experiencing a combination of existential crises of our own making. Like it or not, change is coming. The question to be answered is how are we to deal with it? Neither religion nor science has stopped us from reaching this point. And neither in their current form will show us the way forward. Something new is needed. Thomas Kuhn in his book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions makes a salient point: “The decision to reject one paradigm is always simultaneously the decision to accept another, and the judgment leading to that decision involves…


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In my previous article 1+1=Mind, I showed where consciousness is a necessary assumption in order for there to be mathematics. My problem with that was that it left open the possibility that “God did it.” I want an explanation that is consistent with rationality, not faith, if possible. In this essay by taking consciousness as a given, I can offer a rational answer to the same questions Stephen Hawking asks in both his books, A Brief History of Time and A Briefer History of Time.

Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of…


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Alice’s gryphon pondering the simple act of addition.

There is some question as to the ultimate nature and origin of mathematics. Does it exist fully formed in some eternal Platonic realm that we can access and learn from, or is it simply a human contrivance, similar to language, that allows us to efficiently describe some aspects of our external reality, better with the objective than the subjective, good for physics but less so for biology and psychology? …

J.T. Schaffer

I am a metaphysician by calling, not an academic. My approach is the same as any other person could take regardless of culture, education, or resources.

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