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On Flightless Birds

…the more that entrenched camps set themselves up against one another in an unending battle to get one over on the opposition, the less we actually coordinate and focus on the root causes of the problems which divide us in the first place…

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politics

Environmentalism

Any political system or theory which does not place the environment and environmental concerns at the center of their ideological matrix is displaying a short-sighted, selfish immaturity beyond measure…

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culture Psychology

Fake News

If you can not sufficiently defend your own actions and assertions in the public arena without resorting to infantile name-calling in lieu of constructing comprehensive, intelligent defence of your ideological assertions and political positions – you are probably not qualified for the job…

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culture

Memes: Encoding Complexity

A meme is, more or less, simply a unit of information – a quantum of cultural communication.  This is information stored, compressed, perhaps encoded or encrypted in some way.  This information is encoded in such a manner that it can be unpacked or decrypted in useful ways.  This generation of meaning clearly already exists within […]

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politics

EPA: MIA

There exists a profound lack of wisdom and intelligence at the core of this US administration, a poverty of authenticity and vision which will most certainly come back to haunt us all...

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YouTube: Evolving Business Models

There is a subtle dissonance between the drive to greater technological sophistication and the desire to control this process and its products. As with so many other things – the psychological desire for control here confronts the evolving complexity of the world and in this specific case the consumer appears to be the winner…

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Philosophy

Rhetorical Poverty

The general rhetorical poverty of online forums and social media may just be something we need to accept; like belching, pimples or flatulence it is an aspect of human being which may have to be considered inevitable…

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Philosophy

Science and Religion

Contrary belief systems can coexist in the same knowledge and information space.

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Philosophy

Freedom of Belief

I think we should practice respect for cultural traditions but not at the cost of recognising that the interpretations and translation of faith and its various assertions of truth exist in an altogether different dimension of belief than does science and the rational analysis of reality…

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Psychology

Suffering

There is no meaning beyond what we make and there is no freedom from suffering beyond what we each and ourselves choose to shape…

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politics

Isolationism

Manufactured populist caricatures and jingoistic isolationist slogans translate into simplistic policy declarations which represent classically “head-in-the-sand”, short-term, not particularly intelligent and effectively selfish political thinking…

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Psychology

Surrendering to Change

A Conservative fear of identity dissolution underlies a significant proportion of humanity’s political, social and interpersonal pathologies…