Category: CW

 

The nature and danger of belief

I should have been spending time on Netflix – but over the last few hours (near midnight on 22nd Jan 2022), I came across the video below (which could disappear). It’s about Dawkins among a panel and a bunch of people in the audience. This triggered me to explore –Read More

Protected: Dangerous times

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Losing more so-called friends – resolution for 2022

In 2022 – I aim to lose one more so-called friend. Did I say friend? I did not. I have no friends, so it’s always so-called friends. They’re not many anyway – so it’s easy to happen really. Stupid: What? You’re going to die alone a grumpy old man! CW:Read More

Fathoming the concept of evil

The word evil comes up many times in ordinary life. I’ve encountered it in professional life as well. Of course, I just have one life. In these posts the word ‘evil’ has been applied as a tag. On reflection I have never explored deeply the concept of evil. So that’sRead More

Fragile with power

What on earth am I on about now!? I ‘heard’ hundreds thinking it. Calm down. This is metaphor. Oh dear I should be more cautious really cuz it’s a new world where metaphor has been replaced by the concretised thinking often seen on social media.  Yuh know – this isRead More

The Name of the Game

Those who don’t know Abba should crawl under a rock and remain there forever! Some will – of course – only see short skirts. Jeez! Amirite – againnnn? Of course I am! Those who need to be told what the song means should head here!

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

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

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