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[Apologies: This is a long academical essay that is intended to be the last time I write on a topic that has bothered me for years. It is a little heady, but I hope it's comprehensible.] A ...
by The Geogre
Comment Count 66 comments on Tue May 29, 2012 at 10:10 AM PDT with 45 Recommends
[This is the first post in the series Why Everything You Know about Your “Self” Is Wrong . This series explores how our understanding of selfhood affects our sense of individuality, our ...
by Robert Fuller
Comment Count 41 comments on Thu May 09, 2013 at 05:49 PM PDT with 34 Recommends
The subtitle Why you can not understand 21st century politics with an 18th-century brain seems exceptionally appropriate in this case! I know there has been much already written on this, ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 44 comments on Mon Jul 14, 2008 at 11:49 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
I don't mean... do you hear music when none is playing... like you're schizophrenic... I mean in you mind. Like picturing a person's face in your mind. Do you hear music? I ask, because I do. I ...
by AntonBursch
Comment Count 76 comments on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 03:09 PM PST with 22 Recommends
About Global Warming? Of course not. I am talking about the system that has helped produce Global Warming. The system that has also brought us inequality, endless war, agribusiness, fracking, ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 32 comments on Sun Oct 12, 2014 at 08:07 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
Racism is word that has had a lot of use during this primary campaign. It is always a good idea to see what the user means when the word is used- for, like all words, especially those with ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 110 comments on Sat May 24, 2008 at 06:57 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Why won’t people listen? They’re so irrational! You make a sensible, even irrefutable political argument and they’re still not persuaded. Cognitive science tells us that persuasion is hard. ...
by Bernie Horn
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Feb 04, 2015 at 03:40 PM PST with 15 Recommends
Want to know a secret? A healthy human mind is incompatible with capitalism. Let me explain.
by Susan Rosenthal
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Nov 04, 2007 at 02:20 PM PST with 15 Recommends
Wednesday I got my bladder scoped and there were no tumors. What a relief to put it mildly.I am a new person as a result. Is it just me or is this general? The interplay between mind and cancer ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 22 comments on Mon Oct 13, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
It is time to "go off the deep end" and speculate about our "human condition". First some terms need to be clarified for the context of this essay. "Human evolution" is a very complex idea here ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 70 comments on Sat Dec 28, 2013 at 11:36 AM PST with 14 Recommends
This diary is the result of whisky. It also has no political content whatsoever. I was just reading on another cite a series of comments all about the soul. The prevailing view was that the soul ...
by max stirner
Comment Count 50 comments on Mon Aug 23, 2010 at 09:25 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
No, I'm not being snarky. It is a serious question. I am a person who has studied the human mind since college and have written much about it. Our new book is called Global Insanity so you might ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 11 comments on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 01:22 PM PST with 9 Recommends
Some time back, I asked what gives you hope. Now I ask: what gives you faith? My questions are all-inclusive. "Faith" to me, includes the secular: I have faith that when I hit the switch, a ...
by wewhodream
Comment Count 34 comments on Sun Mar 15, 2009 at 08:52 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Researchers at the University of Houston have been able to successfully create an algorithm allowing a patient to grasp objects using the power of his thoughts. The ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Apr 20, 2015 at 12:25 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
George Lakoff has an interview: George Lakoff: In Politics, Progressives Need to Frame Their Values that makes some very important points. The inability to understand what he is saying is, to me, ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Dec 01, 2014 at 06:02 PM PST with 8 Recommends
I just finished Ian McGilcgrist's The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World I have to say that this is one of the best books I have ever read during my 76 ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 12:35 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
I am a neurologist and an observer of politics. I wonder if conservative brains are really wired differently. Here is what I found...
by jamesabomb
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Sep 20, 2010 at 08:45 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
by Ptolemy
Comment Count 22 comments on Sun Jan 22, 2006 at 03:51 PM PST with 8 Recommends
Debates among us are nothing new. They have had many forms. Yet this year they are happening in a context that is rich in underlying meaning for any student of the human mind. For example, just ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 11:41 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
I'm writing a book with far-reaching implications. Three world views repeat in the same order in a cycle that currently takes about 97 years to fully complete. In pre-modern times --- before ...
by catherineD
Comment Count 34 comments on Mon Oct 12, 2009 at 11:48 PM PDT with 7 Recommends