I believe in aristocracy though.... Not an aristocracy of power... but of the sensitive, the considerate. …
In 2016, the lid of Pandora's box opened wide and a whole mob of ancient ghosts whirled out.
I wish I had a dollar for every time I've had to read, or listen to someone say to me, or heard on TV/radio that 'Jesus is the reason for the season'. When my daughters were growing up, I encouraged them to appreciate and empathize with Christianity - many of their friends and schoolmates attended … Continue reading Rescuing Reality | Christmas | Jesus is not the only reason for the season | Why the holiday is for everyone
What's good for some people sometimes isn't always good for everyone all the time.
I still hope to one day meet and talk to a machine that is more intelligent than I am.
Whenever I see animal tracks ...... I'm always reminded of this obvious truth: that reading and writing are older than speech.
Sometimes psychologists try to explain autism using 'theory of mind'. Books on psychology devote whole chapters to theory of mind, but to keep a lid on this idea, I'll just quote Dictionary.com: the ability to interpret one’s own and other people’s mental and emotional states, understanding that each person has unique motives, perspectives, etc. Those … Continue reading Autism | Theory of Mind | Do you think like a Baboon?
One morning this week, editing my 2012 journal, I came upon a surprise that surprised me again – in physicist Lisa Randall's book Knocking on Heaven's Door (her book about expectations for the Large Hadron Collider), near the end of the book, she makes a comment to the effect that some scientists, like autistic people, … Continue reading Autism | Lack of creativity?
When psychiatrist Ian Stevenson began investigating the children who speak of past lives, there were phenomena waiting for him that he didn't expect. To introduce these, I'm going to use the story of the twin boys, Ramoo and Rajoo Sharma. In 1971, Stevenson says a sessions court judge in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in … Continue reading Paranormal World | Children who remember past lives | Ramoo and Rajoo Sharma and the memory of the body