Mathematics / Philosophy, , , ,

The Implications of Compression and Incompressibility

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The Problem of Indeterminism No two people are completely alike. No two roses look exactly the same. No two oranges are identical. Even as we classify the world into concepts, those classifications do not entail that two things are exactly alike. They just mean that two things might have some […]

Philosophy / Religion, ,

The Conception of God in Vaiṣṇavism

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Vaiṣṇavism and Non-Dualism Vaiṣṇavism presents a conception of God that doesn’t fit into well-known categories such as monotheism, polytheism, monism, pantheism, panentheism, henotheism, deism, and others. This is because Vaiṣṇavism accepts all their assertions and rejects all their negations. For example, the monotheistic claim that “God is one” doesn’t negate […]

Neuroscience, , ,

The Principle of Underdetermination

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The Bhedābheda Mind-Body Doctrine Many people equate the mind to the brain, based on the neuroscientific experiments, in which injecting electrical signals into the brain results in novel experiences. This equivalence is in no small measure the result of the mind-body duality created by Descartes and readily embraced by Christianity […]