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Consciousness and understanding. Something else I noticed in my Twitter timeline yesterday was Kristian Leth’s post of an interview between Richard Dawkins and Deepak Chopra: An exchange between two formidable minds with very different points of view. Asked for his take on the interview, Kristian replies that Dawkins seldom appears as downtoned as he does here and that Chopra is brilliant in telling of his worldview.

Later on Twitter Kristian asks just what it was that Descartes was thinking – with a string of hashtags touching on the problems (as discussed by Chopra in the interview) resulting from of a mechanistic worldview.

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Once again I start writing without knowing what I’m going to write about. And when you don’t know what to write about you write about not knowing what to write about. Of course there are a thousand things to write about, but the mind somehow says that there is nothing. Or at least nothing worth sharing right now.

Speaking of the mind knowing itself I noticed in my twitter feed that it’s John Locke’s birthday today. That was via Brainpickings. I sometimes wonder about the value of dipping into a philosopher in that way – without the full context of Western philosophy.