Category Archives: Science & the Sciences

Blanking out for Thirty Minutes, as Gurdjieff’s “Robot” Takes Over

Two days ago I experienced an episode of transient global amnesia (TGA). It is a most curious syndrome. A part of the brain is disabled so that one’s immediate memory is permanently lost during a limited period of time. Yet, … Continue reading

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French Philosopher René Descartes Dead in Stockholm: An Ignominious End

René Descartes is famous for his assertion Cogito ergo sum (“I am thinking, therefore I exist”), or more popularly and pithily translated from the Latin, “I think, therefore I am”. Descartes was enticed to Sweden at age fifty-three by the young … Continue reading

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