Monthly Archives: September 2014

IdeaPod – Instincts

Ideapod – Don’t Think Past Your Instincts Hi Tim There is a technical and important distinction here. Humans have very few instincts (defined as something controlled by our genetics). Humans have a vast subconscious, that does most of the processing … Continue reading

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Ideapod – Religion dangerous

Ideapod – Organised Religion is Inherently Dangerous To me this thesis misses the mark on at least two levels. I am a sceptic and a functioning atheist, yet in scanning history I see religions being used for many purposes in … Continue reading

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Ideapod – Marginal cost of Production

Ideapod – How decreasing marginal cost of production undermines economics How decreasing marginal cost of production undermines economics In history, the marginal cost of production always decreased, but retained some value. This fact has encouraged people to invest in ideas … Continue reading

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Free from Earning

10 Sept ’14 ~Question of the Day~ Free from Earning What would you do in life if you did not need to work for money? At this stage I am still involved in work for part of my time. And … Continue reading

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Education reform

Cause of the Month, Sept. 2014: Education Reform Education is the process by which information and skills are passed from one generation to the next in an organized fashion, thus preparing younger members of society to be as productive as … Continue reading

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Education

9 Sept ’14 ~Question of the Day~ What Is Education? What is “education” ? Education is an interesting term, from the latin “e” meaning out, and “ducere” to lead. Education is a process of leading out. Whether we are led … Continue reading

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Glimmers of Hope

Majestic Wings Where do you see a glimmer of hope? Hi Laurie, I see lots of glimmers of hope, and while our future is far from assured, I am cautiously optimistic and getting ever more optimistic. One glimmer of hope … Continue reading

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Books Sitting On

7 Sept ’14 ~Question of the Day~ Books Sitting On Are you sitting on a book you’ve partly finished, or not even started? What do you think is the reason? What do you foresee for the situation? I’ve got 5 … Continue reading

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Free Will

Freewill and Determinism in Psychology Clearly there is a “soft” determinism. We are complex. Few people take the time to get any sort of feel feel for the physical complexity of being human. There are 7 billion people on the … Continue reading

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Favourite time of day

5 Sept ’14 ~Question of the Day~ Time of Day Do you have a favorite time of day? Hard question. Enjoy all times of the day. Most days I really enjoy looking up at the stars, watching meteors, occasionally seeing … Continue reading

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