Comment: What would life be without mystery?

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What would life be without mystery?

That's what makes it fun.

I'm glad you watched Spirited Away! Isn't it wonderful? That is another film full of mystery.

Speaking of futurists, Michio Kaku was in Boston tonight. He has a new book out and it was announced that it just hit #1 on the NYT Bestseller list. It is called The Future of the Mind.

I was impressed. My mind was blown, but I have a tendency toward that. Samantha was not impressed. But then, she is a neuroscientist, and Kaku is a theoretical physicist. I felt like I was sitting in the car with a crow cawing in my ear on the drive home. She was cawing about all kinds of errors.

It was a very entertaining presentation, which is what you need to do, I guess, to get a book to hit #1 on the NYT List.

But again, he had a very simplistic definition of consciousness. One completely devoid of mystery. So utterly devoid of mystery that it simply cannot be true.

This place is a mystery. Sometimes I wonder what everyone is still doing here. Don't they know the election is over?

So you think it is an almanac of plants? The Voynich manuscript? With all those pictures of plants, it might be a book about the secrets of the plants. It is pretty fascinating that it has survived this long.

So I got home, and there was a letter waiting for me from my pen pal. I can't wait to read it!

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.