Tag Archives: Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Emotional versus intellectual attributions of consciousness

Click through for full sized version and the red button caption. via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. This SMBC reminds me of a concept that I’ve been debating on ways to express, but a brief comment here seems like the opportunity to … Continue reading

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The danger of thinking we know best

Click through for full sized version, and to see the red-button caption. via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. I often wish I could draw comics.  You can say a lot in a brief and humorous cartoon. I think one of the dangers we … Continue reading

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SMBC: Apologies by discipline

  Click through for full sized version. via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. STRICT REDUCTIONIST: Anyway, apologies are an evolutionary survival mechanism and therefore just an illusion.  

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SMBC: To the collider!

This may well be the best explanation of particle colliders, like the Large Hadron Collider, I’ve seen in a long time. Click through for full sized version, and for the Feynman diagram in the red button caption. via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. … Continue reading

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SMBC: So, how long do we live?

Click through for full sized version, and for the red button caption. via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. This cartoon reminds me of one of the objections I often hear to mind uploading, that even if the uploaded mind was identical to … Continue reading

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I would draw a similar graph for FTL and knowledge of physics

Click through for full sized version and the red button caption. via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. Sometimes, learning science means discovering the constraints reality puts on us, and that part isn’t always fun.

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SMBC: Proof altruism exists?

(Click through for full sized version and for the red button caption.) via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. Of course, as we discussed on the Selfish Gene post, even if we are acting completely altruistically at a conscious level, our impulse to … Continue reading

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Who was the first person to have an afterlife?

Click through for full sized version and the red button caption. via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. The idea that only humans have an afterlife has always been one that I find interesting.  If only humans have them, at what point in … Continue reading

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SMBC: The curse of knowledge

Click through for full sized version. via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. This strip reminds me of something I heard someone say in a presentation on communication strategies several years ago.  It was a concept the speaker referred to as “the curse of … Continue reading

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SMBC: Technicality Club

Click through for full sized version. via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. Hmmm.  They never even got to the technicality that Technicality Club can’t be discussed at Technicality Club meetings.

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