Monthly Archives: May 2010

Metal Insights

Becoming a metal fan and entering into the metal world has given me some interesting insights and allowed me a new perspective on human tastes.  For instance, when you share metal with others and talk about your enthusiasm for metal, … Continue reading

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Compelling Questions 2

***What exactly is consciousness? How do we distinguish it? How does it arise? How is it created? How is it tied to the Physical? In the case of humans, how is consciousness related to the physical brain? How do we … Continue reading

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Compelling Questions 1

***The question of existence: why does the universe exist? We can be sure that something exists simply based on empirical observation. Our perceived universe could be an illusion, a projection, and the projector could be yet another layer of illusion … Continue reading

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Compelling Questions Intro

I originally intended to title this section “Unanswered Questions” but I decided against it lest I give some the wrong impression.  You see, in the “Questions” category I offer some long-pondered and officially yet-unanswered questions, but I do not believe … Continue reading

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Intro to Blake Rivers’s Blog

Hello World, I’ll be discussing a variety of topics that I find interesting under the pen name Blake.  I am still somewhat uncertain as to how informal versus academic I should make this blog.  For the sake of freedom and … Continue reading

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