Cosmic Claptrap

I came across this story today that seemed illustrative of issues I've been thinking about for awhile. The gist of the piece is that it's entirely possible -- maybe even likely -- that alien civilizations are trying to contact us, but the quantum information they are sending us would be impossible to decipher even if … Continue reading Cosmic Claptrap

Proust on Intuition and “Love”

I’ve read Proust’s “In Search of Lost Time” a couple times, in two different translations, and I’m often tempted to take a third pass. It’s easy to get lost in the beauty of his prose, but what draws me back from time to time are his ideas … his thoughts about art, philosophy, and memory … Continue reading Proust on Intuition and “Love”