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The Deep Pleasures of Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” Audiobook
Talia Lavin reviews the audiobook of “American Gods,” Neil Gaiman’s sprawling, compelling novel.
book  fiction  usa  god 
may 2018 by aries1988
Yuval Harari on big data, Google and the end of free will -
For thousands of years humans believed that authority came from the gods. Then, during the modern era, humanism gradually shifted authority from deities to people. Jean-Jacques Rousseau summed up this revolution in Emile, his 1762 treatise on education. When looking for the rules of conduct in life, Rousseau found them “in the depths of my heart, traced by nature in characters which nothing can efface. I need only consult myself with regard to what I wish to do; what I feel to be good is good, what I feel to be bad is bad.” Humanist thinkers such as Rousseau convinced us that our own feelings and desires were the ultimate source of meaning, and that our free will was, therefore, the highest authority of all.
human  god  evolution 
august 2016 by aries1988
If entropy always increases, how is life possible? - Quora
Life is not the only example of spontaneous order generation. Crystals are highly ordered, and form all by themselves. They go from a high-entropy state to a low-entropy one, giving off heat in the process. (And conversely, when they melt, they absorb heat.)
life  explained  god  physics 
november 2013 by aries1988

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