Shelton Ranasinghe is an author and a retired professional engineer. The exposure he acquired living in five continents over a large part of his active working life combined with his interest on human behaviors, has given him a unique and intimate understanding of putting his thoughts into writing on philosophy and science fiction, combining both these streams.
“Self A Delusion” - A good read to understand that the self could arise from deluded cognition.
“Thinking Explored” - Cleverly explain how thinking process develops from day one.
“Are We Being Fooled by our Brains” - Explore the complexity and cunning nature of the brain.
“Our Psyche and Beliefs” - Is an idea of how our brains geared to adore beliefs.
“Buddha Impetus to Primitive Psyche” - Refreshingly unforced and thought-provoking dissection of Buddhist doctoring.
“Our extraterrestrial Neighbors” - Readers will perceive many complex philosophical overtones beyond the Sci-fi content.
“The Phone Rang in the Middle of My Shower” - This Sci-fi explores afterlife, along many religious beliefs.
“DoooD” - Excellent Sci-fi on Artificial Intelligence.
Shelton’s email address: email@example.com
on April 13, 2016 :
“Thinking Explored” is a thought provoking essay on the process of how our mind works, how we develop the ability to generate thoughts. Shelton Ranasinghe contemplates the development of thinking from infancy to adulthood and models the very process of thought, including an analysis of the interaction between the dream and wakeful states. In his concept of the original cell, ‘innate’ behavior is clearly explained in a discussion about the evolutionary process of cell division, the fact that we all contain genes from our ancestors millions of years ago because new cells are not generated, they share genetic material through the process of mitosis and meiosis.
Engineering degrees from four countries (he has lived and worked in six) account for Shelton’s scientific interests and exhaustive inquisitiveness about diverse cultures. I first realized his unusually broad understanding of cultural differences and similarities when I read his book “The Phone Rang in the Middle of my Shower” ,a fascinating exploration of such religious and philosophical concepts as friendship, death, life after death, and whether or not animals have souls.
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