As The Audience Evaporates, We Reach For Occam’s Razor – Deadline

As the reasons pile up, you begin to wonder if it’s not time to reach for Occam’s Razor, a philosophical rule that says, more or less, that the simplest of competing theories should be preferred to the more complex.

So here’s a simple theory:

Maybe, as a group, we are suffering from “screen fatigue”—not in the narrow sense of migraines, eye strain, and Computer Vision Syndrome, but in a much bigger way, as a culture. We are tired of Zoom calls. We are tired of event television. We are really tired of looking at ourselves on media screens, large and small.

— Read on deadline.com/2021/07/as-audience-evaporates-reach-for-occams-razor-1234799712/amp/

Physicists explain how the brain might connect to the quantum realm

Our brains are composed of cells called neurons, and their combined activity is believed to generate consciousness. Each neuron contains microtubules, which transport substances to different parts of the cell. The Penrose-Hameroff theory of quantum consciousness argues that microtubules are structured in a fractal pattern which would enable quantum processes to occur.
— Read on www.inverse.com/science/consciousness-and-quantum-physics/amp

Powerful black hole jet imaged with unprecedented accuracy | Space

“This allows us for the first time to see and study an extragalactic radio jet on scales smaller than the distance light travels in one day,” astronomer Michael Janssen of the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Germany and Radboud University in the Netherlands, said in a statement. “We see up close and personal how a monstrously gigantic jet launched by a supermassive black hole is being born.” 
— Read on www.space.com/amp/event-horizon-telescope-images-black-hole-jet

47 years later, Stephen Hawking’s most important idea was just proven correct

In short, since everything in the Universe can be described by a certain amount of information, and objects can’t just disappear, the total amount of information in the Universe should be constant. But if you toss a chair into a black hole, it just adds to the black hole’s mass and spin.

All the information about the color of the chair — whether it’s made of wood or steel, and whether it’s tall or short — is lost. So where did that information go?

— Read on www.inverse.com/science/stephen-hawking-radiation-information-paradox

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