I have assigned the domain www.turingchurch.com (previously assigned to an older Turing Church website) to this Turing Church newsletter.
This newsletter covers the intersections of science and religion, spirituality and technology, engineering and science fiction, mind and matter. Hacking religion, enlightening science, awakening technology. Exploring outer and inner spaces.
I write about metaphysics and also practical philosophy and culture.
Metaphysics is pristine and seems far from the actual reality of here and now, so I can write about it without discussing current issues like politics and culture wars.
But I also want to contribute to the emergence of new (and/or the revival of old) philosophies, religions, and cultural movements able to re-enchant our world, give us radical optimism, and guide us toward the stars. Here, I can’t stay away from current issues.
So there’s some politics. Not much, but some.
This is, nominally, a paid publication. But don’t worry, most (by far) of the content is free, and if you sign up for a free subscription you’ll receive everything besides occasional posts reserved to paid subscribers. I have set payments to the minimum allowed. Please buy a paid subscription if you can afford it, and think of it as a donation.
There are many things that I love about Substack. For example, subscribers receive updates via full text email. The comment system is simple and clean. I think interaction with and between readers is fundamental.
Substack’s business model is clean and simple. I like the idea of paying for good content (remember print newspapers and magazines?) like we have done for centuries. It can be argued that the runaway of “free” ad-supported content toward thoughtless clickbait has broken the internet. “Free” social networks owned by a handful of tech giants have broken the internet even more, and society too. Isn’t it much simpler and cleaner (and better) if we just pay for content?
Cover picture from Wikimedia Commons.