A human being may bequeath to progeny their money, their property, titles, debts and rights. But there is more to it than that, isn’t there? We humans also pass on our genes, our attitudes, our beliefs and our cultural traditions. Unlike property, this is not a single and direct transfer that takes place at death. It is a continuous two-way…
Still Thinking about… nationalism, racism and bigotry
At what stage do your claims of membership or the demands of participation become so tenuous as to be invalid? It’s a tricky question. It’s so tricky that it is beguilingly straightforward.
All about me
This note is all about the me that we are. Not the me that we think we are or the me that we are told we should or could be. Just the me that sits behind the i and helps delineate you from everyone else. Descartes suggested that the process of thinking helps confirm that i exist, that i…
Is the world interested in the human race – or do we have an inflated idea of our own importance?
Who do you talk to in the deep recesses of your mind? When you think, who do you think to? Who is reviewing the processing of ideas that goes on in your mind? Some people hear voices inside their head. They hear a cocophony of sounds, as though there were a crowd of onlookers keen to add a little to…