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Eco, Ego, Eros

Tam Hunt is trained as a lawyer and biologist and has studied philosophy for decades. He is a renewable energy consultant and lawyer by day, and avid reader by night. He also teaches part-time at UCSB's Bren School of Environmental Science & Management. He lives in Santa Barbara, plays tennis, and strums a guitar occasionally.

Finding Meaning in a Meaningless World

Science has defined the modern era in many ways and is truly the reigning knowledge paradigm in the modern era – even if it’s not always acknowledged as such. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hi Phi

A critical review of Giulio Tononi’s new book and the Integrated Information Theory of consciousness. Read story.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Wisdom of the Mob

Ancient Greece is rightly known as the cradle of democracy; the difference between then and now is that today's educated electorate is plenty equipped to make decisions. Read story.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Unusual Method

Knowledge is always a double-edged sword, but I for one feel strongly that more knowledge, rather than less, is unequivocally beneficial. Read story.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Mini-Discourse on Spiritual Method

We don't know much. That’s the one thing we do know as we survey this universe of ours and the human milieu that is such a small part of it. Read story.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Something from Nothing?

A conversation with Lawrence Krauss about nothing. Read story.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Survival of the Beautiful

A conversation with David Rothenberg about evolution and beauty. Read story.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Is Gravity the Whole Story?

A conversation with Tim Eastman. Read story.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Time Reborn

How can it be that the majority of physicists today believe that time is an illusion? Well, that’s a good story and Lee Smolin’s new book, Time Reborn, delves into this story in detail. Read story.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Expanding Our Notion of Existence

Hugo Award winner and working scientist David Brin first hooked me as a teenager almost 30 years ago when I read his Uplift series of novels. Read story.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

I Controlled a Huge Freakin’ Laser With My Mind!

Exploring the ways in which mind influences matter. Read story.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Romantic Reductionist

Christof Koch, for the past 27 years a professor of cognitive and behavioral biology at Caltech, but who has now moved to be the chief scientific officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, is a lifelong reductionist. Read story.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Alternative Cosmologies, Part II

A conversation with Jayant Narlikar about the quasi steady-state cosmology. Read story.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Alternative Cosmologies, Part I

The one certainty in physics is this: Our physical theories will continue to change over time. Read story.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Rainbow and the Worm

Interview with biophysicist and author Mae-Wan Ho. Read story.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Jagwar Ma

Sydney psych rock band performs in support of their 2013 ... Read More