The Joy of Consciousness

My apologies for my last entry, it was too disjointed and got too bogged down in the technical details (ironic, I know). Here is a rewrite:

Talking about flowing water in the last post in this series reminded me of this scene from Prince Caspian (starting from 1 minute 12 seconds into the video below):

Let’s imagine I witnessed these events in the flesh and described them to you like this:

A temporary and constantly changing arrangement of water molecules came sweeping down an open flow channel, interacted with and modified structures composed of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulphur, calcium, iron and other trace elements, then carried them various distances downstream. It was amazing!

I’d expect you to look at me as if I was slightly insane. Continue reading

The Joy of Wonder

Last week’s post inspired a series of connected thoughts that I intend to share with you all in sequence.

Looking at little Timmy’s enthusiasm for the same thing again and again raised in me an obvious question, what are the things that I, as an adult, never tire of watching? Continue reading