Self-Awareness Archive

Tracking a Decade of Reading: What I’ve Learned

In January 2005, on a whim, I created a spreadsheet with four simple columns: Title, Author, Genre, Month Read. I wasn’t sure I’d keep up with this record, but it seemed worthwhile and was simple to maintain, evolving as I added columns to track other details and eventually migrating the whole thing from Excel

Professor Brian Cox on Meaning in a Human Universe

Do humans represent an isolated island of meaning in a meaningless universe? Professor Brian Cox explores this in his new BBC series, Human Universe.

3 for Thursday: 3 Reasons to Question the Existence of the Soul

From split-brain patients to brain-control interfaces, every new scientific discovery appears to be slowly taking away the role and necessity of the soul and giving it to the brain.

Reviews in the Wild: The Meaning of Human Existence

Human existence is a complicated one ranging from serving the poor and downtrodden to beheading enemies. But is there meaning it?

Why an Atheist Might Not Think the Bible is All That Special

How could anyone reject the Bible? Believing in the Bible’s divinity can be pretty tough once you begin to read it like any other book.

What College (and Seminary) Students Don’t Know About Religion

College students studying religion think they know what it is, but they are often wrong. Here are some things worth knowing when studying religion.

What If My Younger Self Friended Me on Facebook?

If by some strange experiment of internet time travel you were friended by your younger self on Facebook, would accept it?

Quoted: Rumi on Woundedness and Light

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~ Rumi
In search of belief changing ideas