Category Archives: Consciousness

What is Good or Evil? The Good and Evil Continuum, Spectrum, Scale or Degrees

This is good, that’s not good. This is bad/evil, that’s not bad/evil. Good how? Bad/evil how? Depending on the contextual reality surrounding an action there are ways to determine how to categorize it. For example, the killing of another may be in self-defense against their aggression, or as an act of murder to take the life of someone that wasn’t […]

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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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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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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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