Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Mariah Carey's Wardrobe Malfunction on German Television...

...is, as longtime readers know, not the sort of thing we talk about here at Decision '08. No, we are far too sophisticated for cheap publicity stunts designed to draw in unsuspecting Google searchers and really hack them off because there aren't any pictures here (UPDATE 07/16/05 - I didn't realize how many thousands of you would actually come here looking for the pics - just so you don't go away empty-handed, here's a site with the pics AND the video). Instead we talk about important things like Deepak Chopra- DEEPAK CHOPRA? Folks, here's a tip: if you own a book by this man, quit reading this now, run and get the book! Burn it, for God's sake, burn it!

Here's Chopra at Huff'n'Puff:

I am on my way to the airport in Washington DC taking a flight to Chile. I picked up the latest Scientific American and there is an interesting article in it entitled, "The Quest of Christof Koch". The article claims that Christof Koch, one of the world's leading neuroscientists, at the California Institute of Technology, believes that consciousness is distinctly physical. According to Dr. Koch, consciousness can be described by existing neurological theories and he's on the way to figuring it out. Koch is a long time collaborator of the late Francis Crick, who with James D. Watson won the Nobel Prize for discovering the double helix structure of DNA. As I was reading the article, I wondered why no one would see the obvious, that both Christof Koch and his consciousness and the consciousness that he is seeking to understand are simultaneous interdependently co-arising activities of the total universe. Consciousness is observing itself!

When we say, "a physical basis for consciousness" we are forgetting that everything physical is at the most fundamental quantum mechanical level really non-physical.

Love to hear your thoughts,


Dear Deepak:

Thank you for soliciting my thoughts...my thoughts are that you are a bonafide mental patient. That new-agey crap might sell a lot of books, but it is entirely contentless. '...Everything physical is at the most fundamental quantum mechanical level really non-physical' may, in fact, be the stupidest thing uttered on Huff'n'Puff to date, and God knows there have been a lot of stupid things uttered there.

In conclusion, please move somewhere far, far away and never show your face in public again.



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