We’re going to need a bigger boat.
We are hard-wired for deep empathy with our ‘brothers and sisters’…even brothers and sisters well outside narrow family connections.
We are hard-wired to hate and even kill anyone we feel threatens us and our people. Empathy freezes. Antipathy switches on.
The same neurotransmitter…
As a cisgender, heterosexual man, I’ve been trying to understand gender dysphoria. How does it feel to be in the “wrong” body? And what physical or psychological elements contribute to the felt sense that one’s soul or mind is of a different gender than one’s body?
Follow me down the…
“You want to know funny things, believe anything. That’s what Vol told me made a person a mali. He said when a guy gets out and gets his face ground into the real world he comes up angry, wants to know how it works, and he’ll believe anybody who tells…
Am I Part of a Secret White Guy Death Cult?
I certainly don’t think so. But I have to consider the facts
Looking at the emotional dynamics and types of political exploitation that have created our political divide
(You can see the Medium promo view of all these after the Earlier Exploration section below.)
Emotional Truths, Political Lies #01 — political lies are expensive but can be a profit center.
Fascism sees its salvation in giving people not their rights, but instead a chance to express themselves.
— Walter Benjamin
As a kid, I loved Westerns.
When I stayed with my grandparents, the big treat was being allowed to stay up and watch them. They featured exciting heroes doing manly…
We rely daily on science and its models to guide everything from what we eat, to the medicines we take, to the construction of the machines we use to get to work and back.
But are the models 100% certain? Are they True with a capital T?
That question misunderstands…