What’s in the head and not

I amuse myself on various forums; observing how the humans think. After all, the human race is gifted with a kind of thinking ability that has allowed them to split the atom and fathom quantum physics. They’ve even created quantum computers. So – you would think that this species isRead More

Apprehending the transcendent

Well, this is bound to be a cure for insomnia for ‘some people’. Yuh know, “What are they saying?!! It’s so confusing – gone straight over my head! Zzzzzzz!” Transcendence is a philosophical concept with crosses over into religious and spiritual concepts. To learn less do not read this. ExtendingRead More

Lord Sumption

The  things I’ve heard about him are of the following kind, ‘he’s weird’ and ‘he’s spoken some nonsense about [blah blah]’. Some people only remember a headline that went like, Lord Sumption tells stage 4 cancer patient her life is ‘less valuable’ – which was spread across several tabloid andRead More

How the humans are driven

Humans are driven by various things. Some will again be jumping on the net to Google everything, instead of thinking. Those who read pop-psychology will be about to lecture me on ‘needs’ which drive people i.e. things like primary (as per Freud) and secondary needs (as per Maslow). I haveRead More

COVID transmission

This is a very short take. The British Medical Journal created an interactive map. See it embedded (legally) below. I’m already expecting anyone reading this to go, “It’s confusing… I’m not a doctor!” Am bovverrrred? This infographic will display on browsers that support iframes.  

High IQ and thinking skills

I’ll try to keep this short. Intelligence quotients are fairly well correlated with abilities to reason. But it doesn’t mean that if your IQ is 130 that you will most times make much better decisions than everybody else. How? Because intelligence and thinking skills isn’t everything. Emotions can cause theRead More

Build me a house – sanity check

Sometimes in life you question your own sanity. I’m talking about me of course. But it I don’t cause this. The idiots surrounding me cause this. Here is a situation which is an analogy to an underlying matter. Developer: Give me a quotation to build a house for me. Builder:Read More

The Semmelweis Reflex

For quite some time I’ve been thinking that there must be a term to describe something I was observing over the last 25 years. Then I finally found it by accident today! This is not a lecture – just in case.  I found it in Bo Bennett’s book ‘Uncomfortable Ideas‘.Read More

OneDrive

All technology is ‘confusing’ to most people. Read that again – carefully this time. Anything that is new, is on ‘computers’ and requires thinking through more than two steps – is confusing. Look, I’m not debating it – the latter is what I have seen repeatedly. Right – let meRead More

Words are cheap

Yes words are cheap. It don’t cost much to say, “I care” or “I’m sorry” or “I love you“. You don’t have to pay to say these sorts of things. It’s totally free! And somebody is gonna say ‘obviously’. Well, tough! I’ll say the obvious. I was going to writeRead More

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