The Spread Mind Blog

Calories do not exist, but they’ll make you fat!

Every time we buy packaged food, even if we don’t pay attention to its box, it is very likely that it shows its material components. And so the label will informs that, per 100 grams of product, how many grams are made of proteins, fats, sugars, carbohydrates, fiber, plus other things that, all together, should make 100 gr. In addition, if we were expert chemists, we could boil, centrifuge, precipitate physically divide all these components and split them into as many piles of material. However, on the packaging label, there is always an additional key component: calories. Allegedly, our 100

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Metamerism and keys

What do the colors have to do with the keys to the apartments? Much more than it seems. Indeed, reasoning about keys and apartments will allow us to reveal an error behind a notion very dear to psychologists: metamerism. Let’s start with the simple case. I live in a condo

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Fighting the modern gods

It’s easy to smile at the gods of the past and to the people who made sacrifices to Mitra, Zeus, and Osiris. Yet, in every age, there are principles that challenge rationality and that guide thinking. They are dangerous because no one questions them. They are the frame inside which

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The Spread Mind in short

At the onset of 2020, a long-due short intro to the theory at hand is a good way to start. So let me tell you why the Spread Mind promises to solve one of the most difficult problems in the history of science and philosophy. First, allow me to be

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The dam and the body

We often believe we are one and the same as our body or, if we give more consideration to the question, to be inside our body. Yet, if we think more, such ideas make little or no sense. If we split open a body, we are not going to find

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