Can Manufactured Memories Be as Powerful as Experience?

The gateway to the mind, the self, who you are, what you believe in—the most complex structure in the universe, allegedly—is resting on your shoulders. I speak, of course, of the brain, that strange, wondrous organ that has given rise to many of our crown jewels as a species—science, philosophy, dreams. Thought in… » 3/09/12 10:00am 3/09/12 10:00am

The Rules of Religion, and Why The Next One Just Might Be a Game

The things that make us reconsider who we are and what we believe in are often bizarre, random, coincidental; sometimes completely unremarkable save for the sudden realization that concusses you. Lately, things I've been reading and playing have coalesced into a divine cognizance for me. I've been reconsidering my… » 2/08/12 1:00pm 2/08/12 1:00pm