Heart Rate as a Function of Heidegger’s Being and Time

Don’t for heaven’s sake, be afraid of talking nonsense! But you must pay attention to your nonsense. Tonight, I will measure my heart rate as a function of time reading Heidegger’s tome of ridiculously complex nonsense Being and Time. I hypothesize my brain will melt and my heart will beat rapidly.  I made an interesting discovery that reading the book silently promoted a lower heart rate than reading aloud.  This is not intuitively surprising, but it is interesting to observe the trend in the data.  I also came across a passage in the text that might be useful for the final paper that I have to write for my Darwin and Theology course (an abstract of which is here on this blog).  “Theology is searching for a more original interpretation of human being’s being towards God, prescribed by the meaning of faith itself and remaining within it.  Theology is slowly beginning to understand again Luther’s insight that its system of dogma rests on a “foundation” that does not stem from a questioning in which faith is primary and whose conceptual apparatus is not only insufficient for the range of problems in theology but rather covers them up and distorts them” (p. 8, Being and Time).  I think I can construct a good argument for how humans interact with the “world” by clearly explaining the religious implications of Heidegger’s concept of being-in-the-world.  Then, I can explain present-at-hand/ready-to-hand in regards to religious faith.  Perhaps it would be useful to pull The Future of Religion for this paper to get clarity on Vattimo’s essay in this text.  Once all of that is articulated, I can explain how the five rules for the evolution of cooperation may work with regards to the evolution of religion.

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I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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