Thinking About Thought

Paradigm shifts in modern science and the new science of mind

Towards a Unified Theory of Life, Mind and Matter

Piero Scaruffi

This 2003 book is out of print as of september 2006. A second edition, titled "The Nature of Consciousness", which greatly expanded "Thinking about Thought" of 2003, was published in the fall of 2006: click here. A third edition is planned for 2014/15.
Annotated Bibliography | Class on Nature of Mind
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"The only incomprehensible thing about the universe
is that it is comprehensible" (Albert Einstein)

"The more the universe seems comprehensible,
the more it seems pointless" (Steven Weinberg)


"O you proud Christians, wretched souls and small,
Who by the dim lights of your twisted minds
Believe you prosper even as you fall,
Can you not see that we are worms, each one
Born to become the angelic butterfly
That flies defenseless to the Judgement Throne?" (Dante, Canto 10, "Purgatorio")


"To do is to be - Descartes
To be is to do - Voltaire
Do be do be do - Frank Sinatra"
(Anonymous - Men's Restrooms, Greasewood Flats, Scottsdale)


"We are born naked, wet and hungry.
Then things get worse."
(Anonymous - Signature found on the Internet)



Last of all, he will be able to see the sun,
and not mere reflections of it in the water,
but he will see it in its own proper place,
and not in another; and it will contemplate it
as it is. (Plato, "Republic")