Category Archives: 04: Games People Play

The Root of Our Politics

“Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.” ― Jean Racine In the last post a General Behavior Pattern of Emotions->(Thinking, maybe)->Behavior emerged which appears to be broadly applicable. One of those applications seems pretty much to be … Continue reading

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The Affliction of Emotions

We have no problem in recognizing, or staking claim to the fact that we are highly evolved thinking beings (our conscious cognitive state) who also possess a strong free will (our conscious volitional state), both of which take significant time … Continue reading

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The Jump From Benign Conspiracy Theories to Fake News to Hate Vitriol

On most occasions we would find something minorly amusing when the media presents us with a wacky conspiracy theory.  The Earth Is Flat 1 comes to mind, as possibly does The Moon Landing Was Faked.2  However, some conspiracy theories loom much larger … Continue reading

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On Freedom and Responsibility, via a Parable

I settled on this topic in March, but did not begin it until May, and it is now August.  Life intervened.  This time in the form of extended travel – first to Eastern Europe on a fact-finding mission, then to … Continue reading

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Morals and Measles

“It will take off like wildfire” Within the last few weeks it has become apparent not only that a major measles outbreak is occurring in multiple locations (reports here and here), but that the cases are continuing to increase in numbers.  The outbreaks … Continue reading

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7 Words to Change the World

“There is always a gap between the experience and the fuller truth.  One problem is that the size of the gap (between the event and our speaking out about it) is inversely proportional to what we think we already know.” A … Continue reading

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When Truth Isn’t Truth

“This is going to become a bad meme.“ – Chuck Todd (NBC interview) A bad meme, indeed.  It’s bigger, way bigger than that.  On the good side, the meme throws a spotlight on the fact that we really do live … Continue reading

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