"Life is a shipwreck, but that doesn't mean we can't sing in the lifeboats," Voltaire once said. But the problem for people across the world now, because of the Covid 19 pandemic confined to their houses and apartments, sometimes in just shacks and tents - in our 'lifeboats'- is that there is not much to … Continue reading Rescuing Reality | Covid 19 |Quarantining the World
Yes, this week Toronto closed down our playgrounds and off-leash dog parks. Day after day our political leaders seem to be falling over each other trying to think up new restrictions. We're told that these things have to be closed down because medical experts say so. Well, show me the science that says a child … Continue reading Rescuing Reality|Covid 19 |Closing playgrounds and off-leash dogparks
The older I get, the more I realize how improbable I am. Each of us is a product of a meeting between two people. You might think the way in which people meet or don't meet, connect or don't connect, should be governed by chance, but something else often seems to be at work. For … Continue reading Paranormal World | How improbable are you?
Last night I watched Jake Tapper and Dr Sanjay Gupta on CNN discussing a video of people walking and jogging in the sunshine along San Francisco's seafront. They were deeply disturbed at what they perceived as a lack of social-distancing. In fact, most people were more or less 6 ft/ 2 meters apart most of … Continue reading Rescuing Reality |Is social distancing getting out of control?
Though I've been reading C. G. Jung all my life, and though I'm still learning from him today, I find many of his 'Jungian' followers offensive. Some years ago I took a university course called Archetype, Symbol and Myth, which was supposed to be an exploration of world literature from a Jungian perspective. I wasn't … Continue reading Rescuing Psychology | C. G. Jung | Down with the Jungians
Yes, this is the new title of this site. Though I'm still fond of 'Shy Highway', the title I've used since 2007, my interests obviously are too far-ranging. Since I was a boy entering school, my view of the world around me has been different from that of anyone I've met. That wasn't always positive. … Continue reading Alternative World |New perspectives on autism, shyness, literature and history, psychology and science, life, the universe and everything
Yes, this is a message to the Incels from my younger self. When I published the recent post, Toronto Van Rampage III | Alek Minassian and the Incels, I didn't explain that when I was 17 yrs old I was well on my way to being one of them. Based on psychologist Brian Gilmartin's research … Continue reading Autism and Love-Shyness | A message to the Incels
When I was in my last year of high school, the first year when I was able to talk to other students, I devised an experiment to satisfy myself whether telepathy exists. I got invited by three other boys to join them in playing cards at lunch, specifically the game Euchre which requires four players. … Continue reading Paranormal World |Telepathy|Do your own experiments
Though disbelievers still like to claim that there is no evidence for telepathy, there is a mountain of evidence for it. The desire to reject it seems to arise from the view of some people that it's an unwelcome remnant from our superstitious prehistoric past. We need, they say, to escape that past, not re-connect … Continue reading Paranormal World |Dreams and Telepathy