Monthly Archives: May 2016

Hope

May 13-15,’16 ~QofDay~ Hope What is hope? It seems that hope, like most words, has many possible meanings, some of them almost complete opposing. In one sense it seems to be a combination of desire and expectation. In another sense … Continue reading

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Smartphones creating ADHD?

Your smartphone and tablet may be making you ADHD-like Is digital information overload also killing our capacity for contemplative, abstract thought — permanently altering the wiring and circuitry of our brains? May 10, 2016 I really don’t see why anyone … Continue reading

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Ehrlich Lecture – Population, environment, extinction and ethics

Blavatnik Public Lecture with Prof. Paul Ehrlich CSER Cambridge Streamed live on 9 May 2016 Population, Environment, Extinction and Ethics It seems to me that Paul is a bit over half right. Yes we have some really serious issues. Yes … Continue reading

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Homeopathy

Homeopathic Doctors threaten 5 second strike Joke on NZSkeptics In a really perverse way – homeopathy kind of works. Given that it is all down to placebo effect, and given that pure water is about as safe as it gets, … Continue reading

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Joe Brewer – Capitalism

The Pain You Feel is Capitalism Dying It can be very confusing to know that you won’t find a decent job, pay off student loans or put in a down payment on a house in the next few years?—?even though … Continue reading

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Evonomics – Markets like Gardens

Complexity Economics Shows Us Why Laissez-Faire Economics Always Fails Why markets are like gardens, not machines So many great ideas in this post, and also so many mixed up ideas. Laissez faire works in a sense, it produces the outcomes … Continue reading

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Health care reform

Cause of the Month, March 2013: Health Care Reform Medicine is one of the most ancient of arts, existing even in prehistoric times, yet it also has evolved over thousands of years to use the most modern technologies to heal … Continue reading

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Issues of aging

Cause of the Month, May 2016: Dealing with issues of the aged. Throughout history, elderly people have been revered as bearers of wisdom and promoters of cultural traditions. In ancient times, few people actually lived to an old age, making … Continue reading

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Sadness

May 4-6,’16 ~QofDay~ – P B Shelly – To a Skylark Do you agree with the following: “We look before and after, And pine for what is not: Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are … Continue reading

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Success?

May 1-3,’16 ~QofDay~ Charlie Sheen Quote As kids we’re not taught how to deal with success; we’re taught how to deal with failure. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. If at first you succeed, then what? Deb’s … Continue reading

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