Knowledge and the unknowable

Knowledge and the unknowable: David Deutsch

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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3 Responses to Knowledge and the unknowable

  1. Fatima says:

    This is such an interesting/thought provoking line of inquiry you have started here but this particular talk more then any of the others in this series was personally the most interesting/challenging. I mean this in a specific sense….because….it only happened with this one, although they all seem related to me in their theme. Which I would describe as:

    That understanding human consciousness/mind/ego, is accessible to scientific investigation and ‘knowledge’ but none of them acknowledge the possibility that Consciousness itself is not accessible to the investigations of the human mind through scientific investigation but does exist with or without humanity. (Does the writer actually know that this last statement is true? Well I am willing to say that No, I don’t but it is an Axiom in my life….so lets call it a firm belief, a working hypothesis or would that be theorem?)

    What stands out in this talk…inexplicable to my conscious mind I must say….was that less than two minutes into it I was overcome by restlessness and had to……we could say, change the channel or turn the page. Which I did.

    And went on to listen to a movie length lecture at Google?

    So now, at least days later, I revisit this clip and, though mentally prepared with “what was that all about?”, have exactly the same response…… At least this time I was able to stay the course and not turn the page. So, I listened but through a very cloudy window.

    lol. A voice says “Do it again.” Another says “There are other things you really need to do.”

    Anyway this short article on Stephen Hawking came to mind.as I listened to David Deutsch.

    I agree with the Rabbi who makes a cameo appearance in it:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/may/15/stephen-hawking-interview-there-is-no-heaven

  2. Michaela says:

    Oh, David Deutsch has this habit of pulling the rug out under your firm beliefs…anything goes…

  3. Fatima says:

    You think that’s it? Maybe. so… : ) Why react to him and not the other three? Whatever I’m on the lookout….not that it matters.

    I’ll watch him again….at some point.

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