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…
Looking at the emotional dynamics and types of political exploitation that have created our political divide
Emotional Truths, Political Lies #01 — political lies are expensive but can be a profit center.
American Ecstasy: Emotional Truth, Political Lies #02 — violence and cosplay revolution.
Russian manipulation of our cultural fracture…
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…
…Ray Charles was shot down / But he got up…
What family stories do your kids know?
What stories do you remember from your grandparents?
Which grandparent stories do you think your grandchildren should know?
These are important questions simply because knowing the family narrative is a key…
Bliss, Disquiet, Enlightenment, and False Satoris
The apparent religiosity of James and Jung can obscure their fundamental scientific rigor.
-J. Allan Hobson, The Dreaming Brain
Life is not a matter of holding good cards but of playing a poor hand well.
- Robert Lewis Stevenson
Science and Religion. You can apply one, the other, or both to guide action. But as views of the universe, they contradict.
Someone created the universe. Or Someone didn’t.
How to resolve the contradiction?
Science and Religion. You can apply one, the other, or both to guide action…