Does free will exist?

At every moment in time, you’re faced with a specific scenario and you perceive the ability to make choices. I’m on the subway right now on my way home from work. Should I eat leftovers for dinner, buy new food at the grocery store or just get a pizza when I get of the train? I perceive that I have the ability to make any of these choices. I would rather buy something new than eat left overs, but it would on the other hand be pragmatic to just eat the food I have. Should I be pragmatic or should I aim for something I’d rather eat? Today, I’m going with the pragmatic choice and eat what I have. I made this decision and I perceived that I was in control in making it. Some will argue that I never had an actual choice, that it was an illusion....

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Reprogramming the Brain

One could assume that a thought in its purest form is just information, an observation of something either in the external world or within ones own internal world. We perceive this thought by associating it with other thoughts, either as context driven understanding or as isomorphic relations. In the context driven understanding we create a context or scenario around the thought to imagine it’s relevance and thus enhancing our understanding. An isomorphic relation is about finding a abstract correlation between two thoughts, we could for example compare an air bubble to a balloon, or the expansion of the universe with the expansion of our mind. The more associations we make between different thoughts the better we understand them, new thoughts doesn’t...

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Thought Boxes

Leo, which is a friend of mine; made a peculiar observation about me, he said that I don’t think inside the box, and I don’t think outside the box; I invent new boxes and think within them. His analogy gave me the perfect conceptual thinking to describe… thoughts. I’ve often discussed organizing ones life by having a clear file structure, planned life via a digital calendar and of course a well organized task management system. But none of these systems work unless you have a mind set that allows you to use them efficiently. Thought Boxes is a description of a thought system which many of us probably relate to, it’s simply the natural way we handle thoughts (I think?). I wonder thought, are there people who handle thoughts in a very...

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Are we deceived by logic?

The german mathematician David Hilbert once dreamed of finding a complete and finite set of consistent axioms as a foundation of Mathematics. This dream, shared by many mathematicians was utterly crushed by Kürt Gödel when he proved it to be impossible with his Incompleteness theorems. We can’t prove mathematics within it self and by extension any system from within the system it self. One has to stand outside the system to fully prove or understand it. This applies to logic as well, and by extension our own thoughts. What if logic would be the natural path intelligent beings of this universe follow in their thoughts, like a built in trail for everything to follow. Did we invent it, or did we find it? I’m going to assume it to be a natural part of...

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