Category: Humanities

 

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

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

18 habits of highly creative people

This weekend I was busy completing a course on creativity in problem solving. I completed it. It was meant to take only about 4 weeks but it took me 6 months. There was no limit of time. In any case I read and think deeply about 90-odd percent of theRead More

Reading is dead

What a bold assertion – ‘Reading is dead’? I’ll explain what I mean as I go on. Experiences in the last few years have led me to conclude that people actually: Don’t read Don’t find information to read of their own volition. Even if they read, quickly report ‘It’s confusing‘Read More

Uncomfortable ideas

It’s the name of a book! In the event that you don’t know Dr Bo Bennett, you are expected to jump on the net and start Googling madly. After all, you don’t know who’s who in this world – and everybody out there is a guru of some sort –Read More

For the love of cliché

I’m pretty sure some will be jumping on the net to read up what cliché means. Nobody is getting a dissertation here today. To start off net-crawlers, go here to read up. The one that has been getting to me more in the last 2 years is ‘.. to beRead More

Proved: Social media turns people into idiots

Oh dear – in the last week the meme factory has been in overdrive after Nicky Minaj tweeted as below.   This sparked side splitting laughter all over the net! Minaj is such an expert that, the Minister of Health in Trinidad had to fact check what she said onRead More

Public domain

What is the ‘public domain’? This came up recently (Saturday 18th Sept 2021), in a telephone conversation. I had emailed a certain (nameless) medical professional earlier that day, in the context of business i.e. not some sort of social contact. In that email I said: This email address from whichRead More

The NXIVM manipulation

Some have never heard of NXIVM. Obviously they were too busy on the likes of Facebook and Instagram or whatever is more popular these days. For those not stuck on LameFlix or don’t have a dog to bathe immediately, pick up the background by a quick read of this. IRead More

The mug that caused a problem

This is gonna be a shorter one. Yep it’s about that mug in the photo below. So a few days ago I bought this mug, I think it was from Home Bargains for £1.59. I didn’t want anything expensive because it was for use at work. After a couple daysRead More

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