Category: Psychology

Philosophical Doodles – Musings on the Virtue Signal

Ethics is the philosophy of morals. It is a discipline that everyone should master. A discipline whose mastery matters now more than ever. It is so vastly important that the world depends upon it. If you just asked yourself, “well Whaddaya mean by world?”…

Plastic Rose – The Changing Nature of Memory

Isn’t it interesting or perhaps more fittingly alarming that we have precious few markers of passage? A letter is such a finite thing. Perhaps no more finite than a tweet but certainly more tangibly finite. Because the leaf, the bit of tree, it will…

There is no Homunculus (Vlog)

I’m a simple man with a simple lager and proabably should tackle less complicated things. But the more I drink the less I fear looking like an idiot. So….here goes… https://www.pnas.org/content/116/10/3948 “Modularity refers to the idea that mental phenomena arise from the operation of…

The Most Valuable Lesson I Learned

The most useful thing that you can do to improve your odds in any situation is one that I learned from Alan Watts. The thing is a realization. That realization is that all those factors working against you are like the ground that pushes…

My Thoughts on Jordan B Peterson

Pretty sure it’s your pituitary gland that causes you to grow up. And the desire to learn cliffs of dover is what causes you to improve. Women generally distract you from learning cliffs of dover in between sessions of telling you that you work…

3 Signs That Pop Psych is Caricaturizing People Again

Are you a self centered, passive aggressive, jealous caricature? Inc Magazine is here to help. And I’m here to poke fun at taking caricatures seriously. (Note: It’s not that bad of an article but there’s plenty of commentary to be made based on how…

Imperial Japan, Bertrand Russell, and Productivity (Vlog Thing)

Finally back in the house. It’s a touch difficult to pick a title for one of these vlogs that’s all over the place. So, I sort of just listed some of the main topics under discussion. I go over those and some odds and…