There’s a good reason why the transition from messy to disaster is so abrupt.
The media has an incredible power to assist people in sliding along to an extreme. It doesn’t come from its bias, either. It’s just the nature of news media that includes judgments with its reports. (The British don’t have this problem since their news doesn’t decide for you. They just report.) To judge a newly […]
What if human “goodness” can be assembled from only perception of an ideal and desire to be effective?
When we hear middle aged people make racist remarks, we quickly conclude that between their generation and ours exist a sharp division; they’re racist and we’re not. We weakly pretend to explain why with something like, “They grew up in a different time.” I argue that this is not the case at all. Stereotyping is […]
Why many abandon science for pseudoscience.
The possibility of higher levels of sentience. An alternate perspective on human awareness.