Author Archives: Kris Nelson

Pets Can Provide More Companionship to Children than Siblings

There is a growing body of research that indicates a broad network of relationships is better for children, rather than a sole focus on parent-child interactions. Pets — our fellow animal companions — are included in that network of relationships. Since other interactions are important, what about interactions with the nonhuman animal companion that is a member of the family? […]

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The Four Elements and the Elemental Quaternity of Life

The human reality and world we create is a result of the consequences to our actions and deeds that are generated by our thoughts and cares or desires. This is an elemental foundation regarding our ability to create into reality. Symbolism reflects ideas and truths about reality. Truth as a concept is a synonym for reality or existence of what […]

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Hasty Decisions Reduce Accuracy – The Speed-Accuracy Trade-Off

In making decisions, there is a balance between the speed we arrive at a decision and the degree of accuracy with which that decision will give us what we expected. This is called the speed-accuracy trade-off, where hasty decisions tend to be suboptimal than slower deliberate decisions. In general, the quicker we make a decision the more error-prone it is. […]

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What Makes Some Smart People so Skeptical of Science?

Is the world really flat? Some people believe so. And many scientists, psychologists and researchers lump them with others people who question other aspects of science that even other scientists contest (like global warming), as all being part of an ‘anti-enlightenment movement’. Is there a limit to being skeptical before it makes us poor thinkers?? You’re part of that ‘camp’ […]

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Learning About Immorality Leads to More Morality

We can’t really know what being moral is, until we know what being immoral is. The greater degree of accuracy in understanding what is immoral, the greater degree of accuracy we have in understanding what is moral. Don’t understand that? I will explain more 🙂 Without understanding even one thing (one action, one behavior) as immoral, then the default worldview […]

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Is the West ‘Dying’ from Lower Fertility Due to ‘Intelligence’?

Modern societies are built on flawed axioms for how to live. They require increasing populations to sustain welfare, social security and old age pensions. If a population doesn’t have ~2.1 children on average, then it begins to fall into population decline. Fertility matters to centralized authority planners in order to keep their economy propped up and growing. To keep going, […]

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The Brain and Consciousness

  Understanding certain basic structures and functionality of the human brain is part of the discovery of self. This is to know yourself, self-knowledge. Many of us do not understand what the basic components of the brain are responsible for, how they work and what they give rise to with respect to qualities of our consciousness and ego-personality-identity construct. Understanding […]

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