I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing
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Post No.: 0496   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Successful cultural memes don’t so much survive because they help the individuals who believe in or copy them (although that’d obviously help their transmission) but survive because they benefit the particular meme itself. … Read More

Managing Quarrels in Relationships
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Post No.: 0495   Furrywisepuppy says:   One of the silliest things to do is expect other people to be psychic! If you have a grievance then talk about it candidly and clearly (so not in coded hints) and with … Read More

Freaky, Bizarre and Scary Nightmares
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Post No.: 0494   Furrywisepuppy says:   Dreams frequently seem bizarre and like utter nonsense, but when you wake people up through the night in laboratory experiments – as in wake them up fully whenever they’re exhibiting REM sleep brainwave … Read More

The Ethical Responsibilities of Designers
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Post No.: 0493   Furrywisepuppy says:   As chewed over in Post No.: 0480 – designers, engineers and inventors (and those who employ or fund them) bear huge ethical responsibilities. It’s not just about considering the life cycle and ecological … Read More

Unleashing Thy Anger in a Fit of Rage!
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Post No.: 0492   Furrywisepuppy says:   Grrr… Why can’t I get this jar open?! I just want a damn biscuit! Grrrrrr! :@   (Deep breaths)   …Letting your anger out in violent ways will more likely make your anger … Read More

The Tendency to Cherry-Pick Evidence to Confirm our Biases
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Post No.: 0491   Furrywisepuppy says:   It would be impossible to sift through all of the academic papers out there in the world ever so we must seek some fluffy shortcuts, such as relying on the verdicts of journalistic … Read More

We Logically Don’t Know How Much We Don’t Know
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Post No.: 0490   Furrywisepuppy says:   It’s smarter to assume that one isn’t one of the smartest in the world. This should compel one to learn more and never become complacent or arrogant…   We don’t know what we … Read More

Do Something Productive to Pick Yourself Up Again
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Post No.: 0489   Furrywisepuppy says:   Always try to look on the bright side of life! If you ever get knocked down or rejected – get back up again. If something or someone isn’t right for you, it doesn’t … Read More

The Joys and Woes of Emotions and Feelings
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Post No.: 0488   Furrywisepuppy says:   According to some definitions, an ‘emotion’ is an external expression of an inner state that occurs typically without/before awareness in response to a stimulus; whereas a ‘feeling’ is an experience of being in … Read More

Industrialisation, Urbanisation and Land Rights
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Post No.: 0487   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Last time on this topic of understanding a (typical or at least historically traditional) country’s path towards economic development, we looked at how our shared social identities and networks affect public policies (Post … Read More

Types of Aggression, and Dog Whistle Politics
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Post No.: 0486   Furrywisepuppy says:   Overt aggression – which includes physical violence, threats or calling people names – is always frowned upon. But more indirect social/relational aggression – which includes spreading gossip or rumours to damage someone’s reputation, … Read More

You’re Not a Burden on Others
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Post No.: 0485   Fluffystealthkitten says:   It’s not self-indulgent or a burden on others to talk about your feelings when it regards your mental health. In fact, those who think it’s self-indulgent or a burden on others are far … Read More

The Brain and the ‘Hard Problem of Consciousness’
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Post No.: 0484   Furrywisepuppy says:   Philosophers differentiate between sentience (being receptive to one’s surroundings and acting in an intelligent way), wakefulness (not being asleep or incapacitated), access consciousness (thoughts that guide our actions) and phenomenal consciousness (subjective feelings). … Read More

Self-Compassion, Self-Care and Self-Kindness
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Post No.: 0483   Furrywisepuppy says:   We’re sometimes guilty of self-defeating or self-sabotaging thoughts like ‘why does this always happen to me?’ or ‘why do I keep on doing that?’ We instead need to practise self-compassion to curb these … Read More

Select Committees and Petitions Explained
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Post No.: 0482   Furrywisepuppy says:   The government watches over us, to protect us as well as keep us in line, and we should all do our bit to watch over the government in return – that’s how it … Read More

Try Your Best to Convince Me!
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Post No.: 0481   Fluffystealthkitten says:   I’m going to present here a random array of cognitive effects and tricks that might help improve your ability to convince or persuade others in various contexts. Post No.: 0078 also presented a … Read More

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