What Is Meant By “All the World Is an Illusion?”

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Buddhists say the world is an illusion So a physicist friend asks, “If all is illusion, how can we know what is true?” It’s a good question but not easily answered. From a Western perspective, the first name that comes to mind is … Read More

Women Walking Dogs On the Hiking Trails

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Finding My Way – Both on the Trail and In My Head   I was feeling energetic so I chose a bit more strenuous trail this morning. Besides, I’ve a cramping in my calf muscle. So this trail, being steeper … Read More

Mysteries of the Great Chain of Being for Geezers – I Mean BIG Mysteries!

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Something Otherworldly Hovers Just Beyond What We Can See! Watching a Stellar Jay flit from branch to branch in a pinyon pine tree near my camp gives me firsthand understanding of an ancient concept rarely talked about today – the Great … Read More

What’s Outside the Box of Space and Time?

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I often camp alone. It’s not that I don’t like camping with others. I have several friends with whom I enjoy chatting  around a campfire. But that’s just it. When I’m alone I observe things I usually don’t if I am chatting. … Read More

Finding Life’s Purpose

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Hiking causes me to wonder about such things   When I see pine cones beneath towering ponderosa pines hundreds of years old, I realize their seeds have a purpose to create new pine trees — given the right sun, soil, moisture and … Read More

Darwin or Intelligent Design?

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Evolution’s Sticky Wicket Philosopher of science, Thomas Kuhn, said that progress in science comes only after the prevailing generation of scientists dies off and a new generation of young scientists take over. The older generation is wed too tightly to their reputations, … Read More

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