Happy New Year

New puzzles for 2009.

  1. “we are descended from neutrinos”

  2. The ‘trick’ of consciousness is that for the most part we are not conscious at all. We don’t consciously operate our heart or our breath. We don’t consciously regulate every aspect of our muscular motion. If that would be the case, life would be unlivable and unbearable. We would have a hard time even making one step with our foot or opening our mouth. So because we are for the most part automatic, we can be conscious.

planet–arium in a puddle