Category: Humanities

 

Freedom rang but did not reign

It probably goes with out saying that ‘these are very troubled times’. I stare into the abyss. Oh dear – I risk being diagnosed again! All existentialists are to be diagnosed with some mental disorder, I imagine. This is the way of the world today. And yes – mental ‘health’Read More

What can be learned from the stupid?

The pandemic period has assaulted me with stupidity – left, right, centre, top and down. It has been a very painful period. Some will say, “Well, you didn’t have to take in all that stupidity. You could have just looked elsewhere.” Before I get into that get into the interviewRead More

Why do I bother?

The following is my response to an article in the FT on 2020-12-26. Tough if you don’t have access. I felt compelled to respond, but I’m not sure why – as it’s none of my business to educate the masses of mainly stupid people! So I’ve been wondering, “Why doRead More

In the air tonight – song meaning

This is a song meaning review. Phil Collins said, “I wrote the lyrics spontaneously. I’m not quite sure what the song is about, but there’s a lot of anger, a lot of despair and a lot of frustration.” – the emotional content is obvious to most people. The issue andRead More

STIGMA

This is scene killer for Star Trek Enterprise Season 2, Episode 14. You have been warned. Summary There are two main themes running through the film. First theme T’pol – the Vulcan science officer on Enterprise is discovered to be suffering from a slow-burn dementia that eventually turns to madness,Read More

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

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

Attitudes

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

© 2019: The Captain's Watch, All Rights Reserved | Awesome Theme by: D5 Creation | Powered by: WordPress