Tag Archives: human nature

The Last Why

“If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep not getting what you’ve always not gotten, but always desperately wanted.” – Anonymous, updated. After the last post, The Myth of Meritocracy?, I still had a feeling that something remained, … Continue reading

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The Myth of Meritocracy?

“If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always gotten.” – Anonymous One subtle thread that was present in the last post, It’s not just the 1%. The upper middle class is oppressing everyone else, … Continue reading

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Of Verbs, Circles, and the Cultural Mean

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!” – A child’s desperate retort. Remember that refrain? Seems like a necessary staple that runs through every pre-adolescent’s life, reinforced by helpful friends and parents desperate to … Continue reading

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The Other Question Google Can’t Yet Answer

“Do intelligent beings inevitably develop an attitude problem?” – Steven Pinker In an article at Bloomberg.com, “Google Just Found the One Question It Can’t Yet Answer,” Jeremy Kahn discussed a recently published blog post by DeepMind, the Google artificial intelligence … Continue reading

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Gap Theory

“Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.” – Robert Heinlein Behaviors and Consequences No, this is not what you might think it is about. This is about something much less hypothetical and much more practical. And very real, in an … Continue reading

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Perfect Storms – 3 – Fake News

“Those who do not remember the past and fail to learn from it are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana (tweaked by me) It must be that time of year. December, I’m traveling, and all sorts of articles begin to … Continue reading

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Imperfection is Everything (Guest Post)

“When you’re dealt lemons in life, make lemonade” – Said by way too many people to count. I think I’ve passed a tipping point. No, not the tangible reality of another birthday, but that intangible feeling that something just happened. … Continue reading

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