Author: lincoln

Baby, it’s cold outside

Most species that have lived on Earth have gone extinct. Life on this planet exists because of microscopic life. Life is majority bacteria by sheer mass and how those bacteria respond pretty well determines if we live or go extinct.…

Axiom of Existence and Persistence

Axiom of Existence and Persistence People often ask why things exist and my axiom of existence by persistence could help move this question along. The axiom is stated, What exists is what persisted. or put another way,  What exists now…

The burden of proof remains with you.

A lack of belief that god exists is not a belief that no god exists. A lack of belief that ‘x exists’ simply means that the neural network structures which would allow me to say that ‘x exists’ (is true)…

Mind over matter

Whilst we can make things out of aluminium, we do not make the element aluminium. We make things out of wood and whilst we do grow trees we did not create the genomes of trees. Our experiences with minds tells…

Economic magnets

We British tied Merkel’s hands many years ago – the Basic Law of Germany was agreed by the Allies after the 2nd world war and it guarantees refugee rights. Trouble is that decades of US/UK interfering with Middle East politics…

Brexit Blues and all that Jazz.

Britain grew to be an economic powerhouse by Britons travelling far and wide. We created new countries and transformed old ones whether you like that or not and we have left a legacy of  culture, the most prominent of which…

Many shades of Life.

I’ve been thinking about the symbiosis between organisms and I want to present a different view that should simplify our understanding of the tree of life. With the rise of the computation of phylogenetic trees then this isn’t a new…

Tomorrow starts today

Have spent the past 7 years working through a vast array of existential problems that I feel are fundamental to humanity. You know the list, they range from food needs scarcity, to global warming to secularism, to what the heck…

The New Atheist

I am the atheist in that I have never known a state of having any belief in god. If you consider how belief is formed in your brain then whatever neuro-chemical pathways are needed: I don’t have those and I’m…

Bitcoins for Sovereigns and Children

Bitcoins - R - Here

Bitcoin markets have been very volatile in the past few days with the UK based Intersango price peaking at 10.06 on the 17th August 2012 before dropping to just over 7.5 and now setting back to around 8.2 as I…