Tag: human nature
Fallacy: Relative Privation
As usual this is triggered by my interactions in the background, with one or two who are gluttons for punishment – with exceptionally thick callouses on their backs! 😂 Oh yes – the beatings over the years has caused this. Obviously they derive some ‘masochistic’ pleasure from this! Just toRead More
The Perfect Mate
This is an exploration Star Trek Next Generation Season 5 Episode 21 – The Perfect Mate. I strongly recommend viewing it in full (Netflix) before reading this commentary – because this is a movie spoiler. You have been warned. And the preview video below (no sound other than music), mayRead More
Laziness is a topic I’ve touched on many times before. The recent pandemic of COVID-19 has brought out some interesting features about laziness. I’ll make some sweeping generalisations about people (which means there are bound to be exceptions aplenty). The most startling of all is that when people are paidRead More
There’s a virus among us!
In case anybody thought they were gonna get a lecture with references to facts and figures, I state now – as I’ve done several times in the past – that I’m not here to spoonfeed anybody’s ass! I’ve been very silent on the COVID-19 virus until now. I’ve been watchingRead More
Evidence is a waste of time
This is NOT about all the lovely things people can and should do with evidence and related issues. This is about what the human mind tends to do with evidence that is unpalatable (causing discomfort etc): Doubt it. Avoid evaluating it. Rubbish it. Apply unsavoury labels to persons who reportRead More
Wilful blindness and fear – no power except moral authority
At the outset, I shall not be spoon feed everybody’s ass (as they say in America)! Wilful blindness is exactly what the words mean. Some needing references and to ‘understand’ basic English shall start here. The concept is also known as ‘wilful ignorance’ and grew out ‘ignorance of the law’Read More
Impeachment and stupidity!
I know that I’ve touched on how intelligent people can be stupid, but today was a brand new experience in that same direction. Right – the situation was that I was sitting at lunch among ‘folk’ who I know the average intelligence quotient of the group was around 120. [GeniusRead More
Walker’s treatise on human nature
As much of my time is spent thinking about human nature, I revisit ‘the’ Treatise on Human Nature by David Hume. I would have read many parts of this in my youth, which I would have forgotten – though some of the ideas would remain somewhere in my subconscious orRead More