Tag: truth

The Feather of Truth

In ancient Egypt, for the dead to reach eternity, they would have to pass judgment by reciting the 42 Negative Confessions ("I have not done"…), making sure they were no wrong doers. However, to keep them honest, Anubis would bring their heart to Osiris, where it was weighted in a golden balance against the feather of truth: The heart had to be even or lighter, and the measure was recorded by Thoth, Patron of the scribes. Read more...

We live in a simulation

There are people who believe that we live in a simulation, and they are right. One of the best things about being a biologist or having spent a lot of time in nature is that you realize how the world really is. Civilization these days is like living in the Matrix. It is an alternate reality that is sustained by the destruction of the real world (the Earth). Eventually, the simulation will not hold because its source will collapse. Read more...