Category: Psychology & Philosophy

 

Are we alone in the universe?

Some big questions arise after reading an article in the Financial Times: Is Earth the only living planet? “Lisa Kaltenegger is among the scientists hoping to find evidence of life on worlds that orbit stars beyond our sun.”  – they say. Tough if anybody cannot access the article – andRead More

Kobayashi Maru

If you think this is going to be straightforward, you are in the wrong place. This is not really going to be about the Kobayashi Maru. At first I will give a brief description of what the Kobayashi Maru is about. This is not really about sci-fi. In essence itRead More

What does it mean to be human?

This is not an easy issue to address. It must be about the balance of human strengths and weaknesses. The mindmaps below represent a few months of thinking in the background, based on years of experience. They are not meant to be exhaustive. Mindmaps may be updated at any time. Read More

Spoon in the bottle

I’m a bit apprehensive to make this post, only because it may cause so much anxiety or confusion! But that never deterred me before, so here goes. Well no – first off, I do not require tutorials, advice or explanations from anybody! And – I’m not into a debate onRead More

It’s official: people are stupid!

Well, well – it’s been a funny old day! LOL. I was just at a meat market in a big city and in a 60-second conversation with a meat trader – he told me “..people are stupid! They don’t know what they’re doing or where they’re going.” This chap ownsRead More

Echo responsivity

At the outset, this is not an attempt to diagnose any person or allude to diagnosis of any person. Let me repeat that two more times. At the outset, this is not an attempt to diagnose any person or allude to diagnosis of any person. At the outset, this is not anRead More

Things will work themselves out – I’m told

This week was amazing! I met a really intelligent person, who reminded me of myself when I was much younger. In the course of our conversations, we identified some challenges or things that need to be resolved in their work-life interface. All inferences made about my relationship to this personRead More

The meaning of prediction

In this post I explore several things related to the meaning of prediction. I explore patterns in relation to trends. It is important to define what people take prediction to mean and what I mean by prediction. I’m so totally uninterested in what Google or some guru out there thinksRead More

Super-patterns: The ultimate problem of programming

I’m going deeper – and this is a difficult one to put into words. What is programming? Well, people might immediately think of ‘computers‘.  After all, computers work on sets of instructions. But this post is about the human being, which is far more complicated than any computer! People areRead More

Wrestling with patterns

I’ve written before on ‘patterns‘. As I go on I discover more how serious patterns are in our lives. There are of course good patterns and bad patterns. Patterns are not simply what people refer too as ‘habits’. Habits though having patterns of their own, reside within the a deeperRead More

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