Types of matter

From Long Beach to Jones Beach … and back to Long Beach listening to “Still Remains”.


photos by vladim trunov  (more precious lil snail buddies)


Human consciousness is simply a state of matter, like a solid or liquid – but quantum

Thanks to the work of a small group neuroscientists and theoretical physicists over the last few years, we may finally have found a way of analyzing the mysterious, metaphysical realm of consciousness in a scientific manner. The latest breakthrough in this new field, published by Max Tegmark of MIT, postulates that consciousness is actually a state of matter. “Just as there are many types of liquids, there are many types of consciousness,” he says. With this new model, Tegmark says that consciousness can be described in terms of quantum mechanics and information theory, allowing us to scientifically tackle murky topics such as self awareness, and why we perceive the world in classical three-dimensional terms, rather than the infinite number of objective realities offered up by the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.

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"The God he thinks i believe in, I do not believe in at all. Because his version of my God is simply a placeholder to cover current scientific ignorance, and therefore, my God will disappear the more science explains. If you define God like this… elementary logic suggests that you would have to choose between God and science, because that’s the way you have defined God. But the God of the Bible is the God of the whole show - the bits (of science) we do understand and the bits we don’t." - John Lennox, PhD


The descent into Alzheimer’s disease. 

A doctor chronicles the signatures of his patient as the disease took hold of her. Our love goes out to anyone who’s dealt with this awful disease in some way. 

via Reddit

If Layne could a cover song for you, what would it be? For me it would be “Sober”



Pretty darn awesome!


A ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon that occurs when the moon’s orbit is at its apogee: the part of its orbit farthest away from the Earth. Because the moon is so far away, it seems smaller than normal to the human eye. The result is that the moon doesn’t entirely block out our view of the sun, but leaves an “annulus,” or ring of sunlight glowing around it. Hence the term  “annular” eclipse rather than a “total” eclipse.

ANNULAR ECLIPSE = Put a “ring” on it