Imagine a child, having been caught red-handed smacking their playmate up the side of the head, pointing to the playmate with a they-did-it-too … an expression of exasperation, and a lack of remorse or repentance. Only bad parents buy it, and the Both Sides argument is the equivalent for grown-ups. In the United States, every… Continue reading “Both Sides”
Buzzwords are shortcuts to meaning; their obfuscatory nature makes them popular with those who would instead use them as cudgels than have a real conversation. If we were to ask someone using either of those terms if they are trying to keep kids safe, their answer would be a wholehearted YES! Fantastic. We have the… Continue reading “Grooming” and “Indoctrination”
Are brains a prerequisite for consciousness? Holoprosencephaly is a cephalic disorder in which the prosencephalon fails to develop into two hemispheres. In lay terms, there is no brain atop the brain stem. What of a baby with no brain? Could it think? Could it form language? The answer is yes. Baby born without most of… Continue reading The Case for Plant Consciousness
YA, Supernatural Fantasy, Magical Realism At the crossroads of supernatural and human potential, an anxious teen finds a mystical world within himself, unleashing powers he didn’t know he had. Will Freeman is more anxious than other teens. When his new friend Lily Powers invites herself over, and the two go treasure hunting in his attic,… Continue reading Super Human: The Mailing List!
What we regard as objective reality is but a convenience, a virtual representation, created by us, aiding in our quest for reproduction. 1 Cognitive psychologist Donald Hoffman uses the analogy of the computer Desktop. The Desktop isn’t an accurate representation of the alternating voltages inside a computer, but it sure is helpful for us to… Continue reading The Social Dilemma, So-Called Objective Reality, and Higher Mind