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Confusion Is God - An Idea Worth Pondering?

Updated: Feb 5


Below is a clip from a Lex Fridman Podcast episode, featuring Andrew Huberman. (It will direct you to view it on youtube, which we recommend you do. Then, come back an read the article!)


In the clip, they talk about "the gap", or "abstraction space", which is the differentiation between our individualised reality, and the definable reality we live in. Based on how particles act when we observe them, illustrated through quantum physics, we may never understand the definable reality in its entirety (the true reality we exist in, outside of our internal interpretation). The function of our self awareness seems to be asymptotic.



The abstraction space reveals how life works, and this is what many people describe as God, a creator, or the inner workings of existence.


Chinese Buddhism calls this the Dao, or the "way".


They also have a saying which goes: 道可道﹐非常道. 名可名﹐非常名 (dao ke dao, fei chang dao, ming ke ming, fei chang ming).


This expresses that the nature of reality, or the way of Buddhism, is indescribable. And, what can be described is not the true nature of reality.



This Buddhist idea is about 2000 years old, in the Chinese adaptation of Buddhism; and even older in the Indian origins (about 2,500 years old). Science, through the works of Andrew Huberman and his peers, is now beginning to validate this age old wisdom.


The industrial revolution ushered in a loss of countless old paradigms, but this need not be the case anymore. If God is confusion, we can be the mystics that dare to dive head first, and bring back the elevated lifestyles of long ago.


With this understanding, we can slowly acquire a new outlook on life; a less attached outlook. The outlook that is likely the healthiest, most meaningful, and most productive outlook.


"this information can help us detach from negative thoughts and belief systems that are holding us back as a society"


At the very least, this podcast and the highlighted clip are packed with trippy, inspiring, and exciting information about modern neurological science. Check it out, follow Lex and Andrew, and let us know your thoughts in the comments!


This information can help us detach from negative thoughts and belief systems that are holding us back as a society. It also leads to even more, complex, research into mental health, the origins and management of fear, and consciousness itself.


At the very least, this podcast and the highlighted clip are packed with trippy, inspiring, and exciting information about modern neurological science. Check it out, follow Lex and Andrew, and let us know your thoughts in the comments!


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