What is causation and causality?

What causes you a pain in the neck or backside is important. So ’cause’, ‘causation’ and ‘causality’ should be important to everybody! But these words don’t mean exactly the same thing, though they sit in relation to each other. Who said this? I did! And you bet – I seeRead More

Pre-determinants – your ignorance is bliss.

For some time I’ve been occupied with things that pre-determine what we think or do. I’ve often referred to patterns and cultures as pre-determinative. Then I looked into attitudes. As I go on, I think more about this. The uneducated and dim will obviously baulk at all this. After all,Read More

The kick – Arkell v Pressdram

This is a story that involved a fair amount of my time. If you’re the sort of person who has a dog to bathe, go do that. I’m so not interested in whether you who may read this has a dog or not. Points first summary: I interfaced with anRead More


If you’re looking for a lecture on ‘post-truth’, stop – then move on quickly to avoid wasting your time! I’ve been reading around the concept of post-truth for some time. I made passing mention of it here on 25th December 2019. There are several books on the topic, out there.Read More

Your deceptive mind

Just in case – I am not referring to any known person’s mind! This post is inspired by the book Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills – Course Guidebook by Dr Steven Novella. Nothing in this post refers to any identifiable individual, except where explicitly stated.Read More

I’m hounded by idiots

This post is of an anonymised online chat conversation I had on 14th October 2020. It went on for over 3 hours. I was doing other things in between. I was determined to learn something, though I knew I was dealing with idiots. The problem is that these idiots hadRead More

Achieved: Mission Impossible!

The photographs will be an instant distraction in this post. Yeah some saw a boiled or poached egg on plate, and will have thought ‘What’s great about that?!! FFS‘. Except that it isn’t ‘a boiled or poached egg’ in the usual sense of how eggs are boiled or poached (usingRead More


As usual this is not a lecture on attitude(s). This post is almost entirely about personal observations and my own thinking about the topic. There is a mindmap constructed after reading many sound references. In no way is this post a complete exploration of the topic. I can imagine IRead More


Placebo is the name of a band. I’m not interested in the band, in this post. This is about the nature of the placebo (and related) effects. I’m not giving a definition on this occasion. Readers can jump on the net and find whatever definitions they like. I’m sharing someRead More

Change or not

A review of posts on this blog revealed that I have dealt with change before. In this post I aim to go deeper. This post is opinion only and not advice to any person. [See disclaimer at the end] Previous relevant posts (not a complete list): Emotion – the mainRead More

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