Category: Humanities

 

What the devil is health?

Well, in case somebody expects a lecture on this, they have another thing coming! Today – in the midst of rapid acceleration of COVID-19 infections and deaths worldwide, I decide to ask a few people ‘What is health?‘ I’m a bit naughty, asking stupidly simple questions like that. Not surprisinglyRead 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

Controlling your world

Did I say ‘controlling the world?’ I did NOT! I said ‘your world’. What does ‘your world’ mean? I mean the probabilities of events that are happening now and preparing for probabilities of events likely to happen in the future. Some fool needs an example. It’s this simple: if youRead More

Mental health recovery

This weekend I’ve been thinking a lot about this. I searched all my knowledge bases. I then broke this down to the simplest aggregate of ideas. At the outset, none of this is advice for any known or unknown individual. The bio-psychosocial model of care has been around for theRead More

The cost of distraction

What is distraction? Some will jump on the internet to find out what it means – searching for some guru to tell um. I’ve not even looked on the internet. For me it means losing attentional focus on things of importance. Nope – I’m not going to define each wordRead More

Victims of their parents’ stupidity

Some people think that only the mentally ill can have delusions, whilst others label various politicians as delusional but not suffering with a mental disorder. The main point is that people can and do believe whatever they want. People can evaluate any evidence they might find and come up withRead More

What people do to other people

What a week! ‘Everybody’ likes to think that they would treat others as they would themselves. Normally, that includes kindness and sensitivity etc. However, my observations over they years is that this does not happen ‘all the time’. I haven’t done a statistical survey of it nor do I intendRead More

Taylor Wilson: The Next Einstein!

Taylor Wilson (not related to Taylor Swift – just in case), has been called ‘The Next Einstein‘ – not by me. This is not a spoon-feeding session so anybody who reads this had better do some searching on the net to learn more. I will post a few key linksRead More

2020

Yes – I said “2020”. I do not mean 20/20 vision. It’s the year 2020. I’m behind a keyboard, in some part of the Midlands in the United Kingdom. 30 years ago, I could not have foreseen that I would be in ‘this place’, ‘this location’. Life throws us whereverrrr!Read 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

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