Tag: human nature
There’s a virus among us!
In case anybody thought they were gonna get a lecture with references to facts and figures, I state now – as I’ve done several times in the past – that I’m not here to spoonfeed anybody’s ass! I’ve been very silent on the COVID-19 virus until now. I’ve been watchingRead 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
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
Impeachment and stupidity!
I know that I’ve touched on how intelligent people can be stupid, but today was a brand new experience in that same direction. Right – the situation was that I was sitting at lunch among ‘folk’ who I know the average intelligence quotient of the group was around 120. [GeniusRead More
Walker’s treatise on human nature
As much of my time is spent thinking about human nature, I revisit ‘the’ Treatise on Human Nature by David Hume. I would have read many parts of this in my youth, which I would have forgotten – though some of the ideas would remain somewhere in my subconscious orRead More
Have I become ‘comfortably numb’? I have not! But many others have. To explore song meanings see here. There are some – unknowing to themselves – who have become ‘comfortably numb’. To what? To the suffering of people with mental and physical health disabilities. No surprises there, cuz the disabledRead More
Righhhhhtt!! So you might say I’m on a roll on this preoccupation with stupidity. Not surprising really, when you think that there is a fictional character living within me, which I often refer too as ‘stupid’ – and with whom occasionally I end up in ‘stupid’ heated debates out here.Read More