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Speculative Non-fiction

This Side of Paradise and the Unexamined Self

Spock and Leila Kalomi

Last night I watched an old Star Trek original series episode that had come to mind: “This Side of Paradise“. The story in it always intrigued me: artificial happiness and the cult-like dramatic conflict when the agricultural lifestyle colonists encounter the Star Trek crew, as well as the entertainment value of what happens with the…

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Silicon Life, Consciousness, and Miraculous Intelligence

“Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s” – Matthew 22:21 The following is based on a fascinating email exchange with a friend with an interest in science & technology, and a deep interest in spirituality. The origins of the dialogue was that it became ever more…

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