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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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Characters and Our Character – The Etymology of Morality

I invite you on a word journey through the etymological origin of the word morality. To better understand morality, lets first look at the etymology of the word and see what it has to offer us. Below is an etymological reference to what certain words mean, followed by an elaboration to explain the meaning. You can read the text and […]

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Is the Mainstream Media Really Fair and Balanced?

Mainstream media and Wikipedia often try to emphasize an impartiality. They say they are “fair” and “balanced”. They say they “don’t pick sides”. Is that the case? Maybe sometimes. sourceWhat about the side of truth vs. falsity? They say, they are the “real news” while alternative media is not “real news”. Donald Trump is even pointing to the media and […]

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Understanding What is Right, Good, and Moral is Our Responsibility

Many people think they are “good” no matter what they do. Slavers thousands of years ago, centuries ago, and to this day, thought and think of themselves as “good”. sourceHitler and Stalin thought of themselves as “good” and doing what was “right”. Simply thinking something is so, doesn’t make it so. We all have a responsibility to objectively understand how […]

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Psychological ‘Vaccine’ to ‘Inoculate’ People from Accepting ‘FakeNews’

How do you vaccinate people against climate change misinformation? Tell them lies, according to psychologists from the University of Cambridge, Yale University and George Mason University. This idea comes from medicine and virology where exposing the body to a weakened version of the virus allows it to build a tolerance. The point is to tell lies and expose them as […]

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Shooting Ourselves in the Foot by Leading with a Carrot

Many people, from employers to employees, believe in the extrinsic motivation of rewards to get people interested in something. This is despite evidence showing the opposite is true. source, sourceMany people think money is most important, or that other people think money is most important, so they try to lead people with a carrot to get them interested in doing […]

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