Monthly Archives: April 2019

Nothing on Offer Here

image CC0 via maxpixel People want to believe, and they want people who seem to have found answers to tell them what they’ve learned, and what to do as a result. It’s flattering to be asked for advice, and very … Continue reading

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Simpler, Yet

Our brains, crazy patterning devices that they are, are constantly trying to see patterns — connections, causes, continuities, reasons, purposes, justifications — for everything they perceive. There actually aren’t any, but that doesn’t stop the brain. It has to try … Continue reading

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The Rogue Primate

Image from wikimedia by Nick Hobgood, CC-BY-SA 3.0 I. Is human destructiveness a consequence of the evolution of the self? I have spent much of my life arguing that humans are not significantly different from any other living creature, and … Continue reading

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