All entries for Thursday 19 October 2006
October 19, 2006
I was thinking about how many billions (perhaps trillions or more) of letters I’ve seen in my lifetime. Its just incredible the amount of written information in the world contains. I wonder what data structures my brain uses to store all this information, and how it can access most of it very quickly. Further reading on this subject is required.
Obviously when I want to remember something, my brain decides to store it, but what happens next? I would have to assume that some sort of biological change occurs within my brain, are new cells created? is there a bank of ‘free memory’? Writing about this has really sparked my interest, I’m going to have to go the library tomorrow!
Recent events in my life have set me thinking about my faith. I have begun to consider what I believe and why I believe it.
I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t really know what I believe, I don’t know enough to make any decisions, so I must learn. I’m going to read The New Testament to begin with, which I’ve never done. I’m going to try understand it, I’m going to ask questions (I’m blessed with many true christian friends, i.e. they don’t mind me rigorously trying to deconstruct their beliefs.)
I don’t feel pressured in any way, and I’m not going to decide to believe in anything that I don’t truly believe in.