About

This "blocki" is a cross between a blog and a wiki. It is an experimental platform, intended for all those miscellaneous thoughts I want to share as they occur, like a blog, but keep growing on me so I want to go back and keep them up to date, like a wiki. It is already proving its worth and has become as useful to me personally as it is for sharing, if not more so, steadily eating into my "bright ideas I am working on" workspace. If you want to offer a comment on any topic I ramble on about, please follow the Contact link and send me an email. If it is useful then I will add it to the page. But I will not be accepting trivia or rants. For more about the site design and technology, see The Blocki Experiment.

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Latest news

9 Oct 2021, Aerospace section split off as a separate website.

4 Oct 2021, Site revamp. Layout reorganised and other tweaks.

27 Sept 2021, Anatomy of a Thought. More about what a thought or experience really is.

26 Aug 2021, HTML 5 Sucks. More small thoughts and updates.

12 June 2021, Ternalism: the Three Levels of Being. Further updated with reference to Davies and semantics. Named as Ternalism in my previous update.

11 June 2021, On the Origins of Life and Viruses. Updated: Viruses might play a role in the story of the creation of life itself.

1 June 2021, Integrated Information Theory Updated: Flaws in what is otherwise a promising theory of mind.

30 May 2021, A Radical Liberal Manifesto Updated: More bright ideas on how to run the country.

29 May 2021, Architectural Style. How it took me half a century to get there.

18 May 2021, Brexit and Beyond - A Personal View. Title change, some more details.

4 May 2021, The Old Smart Diet. How our brains grew so large.

17 Apr 2021, Freckles, Heidi and Sentience. Update: the famous manta ray is upstaged by the octopus.

16 Feb 2021, Retrocausality. Bit more on Rhine and quantum weirdness, other tweaks.

1 Feb 2021, Blocki Roadmap. How to take the blocki idea forward.

24 July 2020, The Pastafarian Interpretation. Modest update to testable Pastafarian hypotheses in modern physicists.

19 May 2020, Humanity of the Neanderthals. Why we are them and they are in us.

20 Jan 2020, Causality. Updated: experiment on superimposed temporal flows.

15 Dec 2019, Climate Change: Time for the Truth. It's official, at last the truth can be said out loud.

28 Oct 2019, What Physicists don't Tell. Added the nature of time in string theory.

13 Oct 2019, A Liberal Philosophy. Update and cleanup.