Jul
10

The most effective means of preventing tyranny is to illuminate, as far as practicable,…

The most effective means of preventing tyranny is to illuminate, as far as practicable, the minds of the people at large, and more especially to give them knowledge of those facts.– Thomas Jefferson Google+: View post on Google+

Jul
08

Youth is the first victim of war; the first fruit of peace

It takes 20 years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only 20 seconds of war to destroy him. – King Baudouin I: King of Belgium Google+: View post on Google+

Jul
08

In the midst of serious discourse in the Craneum, Diogenes realized no one was listening….

In the midst of serious discourse in the Craneum, Diogenes realized no one was listening. So he instead began to whistle and dance about to attract attention. Immediately, people flocked round him. Diogenes stopped and said, “You idiots, you are not interested to stop and pay attention to wisdom, yet you rush up to observe… Continue reading »

Jul
08

Intelligence as an evolutionary dead end

Nature tries a lot of different things. It is too bad that this didn't work. In fact, the analysis suggests that Homo sapiens is an inherently unsustainable species.  This outcome seems virtually guaranteed by our neocortex, by the very intelligence that has enabled our rise to unprecedented dominance over our planet’s biosphere.  Is intelligence an… Continue reading »

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