Derek Amado smacked his head hard on the bottom of a swimming pool. He woke up able to play the piano with striking proficiency, but only music that he "sees" in his head as a pattern of squares. Was the music already in his brain?
Has music emerged in human culture because it's a map of our neural networks, a schematic of neuronal connections?
Did that make music inevitable?
If string theory is right, and the fundamental unit of the universe is an unimaginably tiny vibrating string, does that play out in our neurons organizing themselves into rhythm and pulse?
So is the universe in our heads?
A word does not enter a language until two people agree on what it stands for. Someone first decided to call a cat a cat, or whatever the Indo-European root word is for cat. Then a second person became the first to agree that, yes, the word for that creature from now on was cat. Who were those first two guys?
Who was third?
Was there a competing word making its way around the other side of town?
Why did it lose?
Are we approaching a time when no idea will get consideration unless it can be presented in an 18-minute-or-less video clip?
If you regard the universe as probabilistic rather than deterministic, do you regard certainty as merely a 100 percent probability?
What was the first complete sentence ever spoken? (My money is on, "Whoa, look at the ass on that one.")
Every morning at 8, a barber came to Sigmund Freud's house to trim his beard. Every morning, Freud's wife put toothpaste on his toothbrush. What would an analyst make of that?