Irrational Tribalism – An Aid to Terrorism

The amazing fact is hiding in plain sight, and yet we have ignored it completely! A minuscule number of murderous fanatics insure their success by recruiting our own irrational tribal traits. They manage to play havoc to our societies and they are doing it with our help! Think of it; please, rationally this time. One…

Modernity – A World of Contradictions

Modernity brought changes such as rapid dissemination of information along with equally rapid dissemination of technological innovations and scientific knowledge, mutually beneficial inter-dependency in trade, massive traveling and inflow of immigrants, and most importantly the emergence of a global sense of citizenship in addition to the local tribal loyalties we express. These developments are making…

Let’s Talk All About Religion

Religious narratives and practices are almost universal. All such narratives share certain characteristics centered around a powerful deity, whether it is called God, Theos, Gott, Dieu, Allah, Elloheim, YHWH, or The Great Spirit, or even worshiping many gods like in the Hindu culture. There must be a universal need written in our nature to create…

And Now – All About Poetry

And there is poetry. Poetry is putting words in an emotionally mobilized way to better express our secret deep feelings, fantasies, and life that usually we do not dare to or is nor practical to express in every day life. There are some rules to follow. Such as a sonnet 4 lines, 4 lines, etc.…

The Beep Beep Game

There was in the near-past a cartoon, sometimes shown before starting the main feature in a movie or on television, whereupon a coyote was forever chasing an animal known as the roadrunner through the Arizona desert. “Beep beep!” went the roadrunner. “Beep Beep” and the roadrunner was foiling the designs of the enemy forever. On…

What is Normal?

I have often been asked what is normal in humans regarding their thinking, behavior, and their feelings. Here is my answer: A normal human being is a person that — given their genetic inheritance, plus early childhood shaping by the circumstances, modulated by genetic guidance — responds appropriately to fulfill their needs for their own survival,…