Running Up That Hill

from The Annotated Alice — Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There  Alice Açıklamalı Notlarıyla —Aynanın İçinden  by Lewis Carroll & edited by Martin Gardner çeviren: Müge Sözen  “Ben yalnızca bahçenin nasıl olduğunu görmek istedim Majesteleri…” “I only wanted to see what the garden was like, your Majesty—” “Tamam,” dedi Kraliçe onun başınıContinue reading “Running Up That Hill”

Betty White explains Inception

Community, Season 2 premiere Setting: Mimpousa, Congo Man 1:  So how can they get into his subconscious when it’s only a projection of Tom Berenger? Sadece Tom Berenger’inki bir projeksiyon olduğunu, onun bilinçaltısı nasıl girebiliyorlar? Betty White:  He’s not a projection, he’s the British guy pretending to be Tom Berenger. O bir projeksiyon değil, TomContinue reading “Betty White explains Inception”

Bir kahraman bulmak

We rarely seek that which we do not expect to find.  Send a hero into a lion’s den, and his task is clear.  It is a hero of another order who can summon up the courage to lower himself into a well of which we have no knowledge. Sabahattin Ali, Madonna in a Fur CoatContinue reading “Bir kahraman bulmak”

Kendini kandırmak

I have grown more deterministic over the years, more and more often I think that one doesn’t really have a choice, that who you are shapes your response to the situations that arise, and that you become who you are in response to the situations you have found yourself in and had to deal withContinue reading “Kendini kandırmak”

Teşekkür ederim, Oliver Sacks

To what extent are we the authors, the creators, of our own experiences?  How much are these predetermined by the brains or senses we are born with, and to what extent do we shape our brains through experience?  The effects of a profound perceptual deprivation such as blindness may cast an unexpected light on theseContinue reading “Teşekkür ederim, Oliver Sacks”

Proust ve Niyet Edilmiş Hatırlama

When the book was published and the museum opened, the nature of the novel and the museum’s effect on visitors were often described as ‘Proustian.’ But I took this Proustian inspiration in a slightly different direction from what is usually understood by the term. The story Proust tells through the madeline is of an unconsciousContinue reading “Proust ve Niyet Edilmiş Hatırlama”

Do scientists pray?

January 19, 1936 My dear Dr. Einstein, We have brought up the question: Do scientists pray? in our Sunday school class. It began by asking whether we could believe in both science and religion. We are writing to scientists and other important men, to try and have our own question answered. We will feel greatlyContinue reading “Do scientists pray?”

The Simulation Argument

If we are living in a simulation, then the cosmos that we are observing is just a tiny piece of the totality of physical existence. The physics in the universe where the computer is situated that is running the simulation may or may not resemble the physics of the world that we observe. While theContinue reading “The Simulation Argument”