1. Gaping Void: How to be creative
(Cartoon from Hugh Macleod of Gaping Void. Click on the link in the line above and you can get 5 of these wickedly droll cartoons each week, one each workday.)
2. Don’t do too much of this after 60 (or before, for that matter)
3. Richard Branson’s 3 most important leadership principles
4. Treat yourself to a little Christina Aguilera:
Lorrrrrd, have mercy on my soul . . .
5. These people aren’t homeless — but you’ll love why they’re asking for money
6. Penelope Trunk: Why you should specialize
“You know why I fell for the Farmer? He specializes.”
7. Scientists claim that quantum theory proves consciousness moves to another universe at death
“Biocentrism teaches that life and consciousness are fundamental to the universe. It is consciousness that creates the material universe, not the other way around.
“Lanza points to the structure of the universe itself, and that the laws, forces, and constants of the universe appear to be fine-tuned for life, implying intelligence existed prior to matter. He also claims that space and time are not objects or things, but rather tools of our animal understanding. Lanza says that we carry space and time around with us “like turtles with shells.” meaning that when the shell comes off (space and time), we still exist.
“The theory implies that death of consciousness simply does not exist. It only exists as a thought because people identify themselves with their body. They believe that the body is going to perish, sooner or later, thinking their consciousness will disappear too. If the body generates consciousness, then consciousness dies when the body dies.
“But if the body receives consciousness in the same way that a cable box receives satellite signals, then of course consciousness does not end at the death of the physical vehicle. In fact, consciousness exists outside of constraints of time and space. It is able to be anywhere: in the human body and outside of it. In other words, it is non-local in the same sense that quantum objects are non-local.”
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