Tag: thinking

 

Social media communication – how you do it

As some may know, I spend a fair amount of time on social media forums. I’m bewildered about the sort of ‘thinking’ – if you can call it that – that goes on up there.  The following was a classic. HM I don’t understand why hardly any of the commentsRead More

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

From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

It’s not for everybody!! And this is not a book review. Do your own reading. Or avoid it!

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

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

Transcending language

Recently I had the experience of communicating with another person who spoke  mostly French. I speak only English – sorry (like I’m not). Both of us were using Microsoft Translate App. Those who haven’t caught up will be nosily interested in whether this is a male or female person. ItRead More

Dogs and lower animals may solve complex problems

Yep. That’s what I was told in a real FTF conversation tonight 2021-09-04 between 20:00 and 21:20PM. Some must wonder why I even engage in those kinds of discussions. Well, I discover how the average human being thinks. It’s stupid basically – the patterns of thought – and the grossRead More

Who is Stupid?

As some will know, I have conversations with an imaginary character called Stupid. I haven’t explained much about Stupid before now. How did this character develop? Over the years I’ve heard so many stupid utterances from people, that I have had to expect what ‘people’ in general will say inRead More

What is thinking?

In other posts I’ve looked into various errors of thinking. However, I have not actually looked deeply enough into what thinking is. So I’m thinking about thinking. Most people think that, “It’s what humans do.” Some also think that animals think. I’ve often wondered about that because I’ve seen catsRead 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

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