What are you really?

Are you a human being or a human doing?  If you are a human doing, what are you when "you" (the physical body) dies?  If "you" die, does that mean that if you are made in the image of "God" that sometime "God" dies, as you have?  If you are a human being, are you your thoughts, or your feelings, or your sensations/perceptions?  And as a human being where are you then?  If you are defined by your doing-ness then you are defined by time & space.  But if you are a being, what limits you?  And where are you?  Are you limited?  And how would you know that?  And if you are a being, is there any out there, out there?  And if you get that there is something else "out there", what does that say about "you"?  That you are crazy, fragmented, schizoid, separated, challenged, easily influenced, etc.?  And where did those concepts, adjatives, beliefs, "realities" come from?  Really?  How do you know that?  Can you then even trust what you know, or trust your mind?  Where & what is your mind?  Is it "yours"?  How many minds are there?  Who is this "I" that has or thinks it has a mind?  If you have something, then could that be you?  If you could know only one thing, what would IT be?  The sound of one hand clapping?  !

A dark matter hurricane is crashing into Earth

Giving our solar system a "slap in the face"

Surprising Science
  • A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
  • It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
  • Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
Keep reading Show less

We are heading for a New Cretaceous, not for a new normal

The climate change we're witnessing is more dramatic than we might think.

Image credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from Greenbelt, MD, USA
Surprising Science

A lazy buzz phrase – 'Is this the new normal?' – has been doing the rounds as extreme climate events have been piling up over the past year. To which the riposte should be: it's worse than that – we're on the road to even more frequent, more extreme events than we saw this year.

Keep reading Show less

New study reveals what time we burn the most calories

Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.

Photo: Victor Freitas / Unsplash
Surprising Science
  • Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
  • While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
  • Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
Keep reading Show less