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Amanda Parr
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Studied philosophy and still wonder why...
Studied philosophy and still wonder why...

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That's just human nature...?
A synopsis of Jordan Peterson on human nature: There is an inescapable human nature which means that we have no choice but to be organized hierarchically, or at least, we will be more happy if abide by these dictates of our nature. Women tend to be more agr...
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Imagining Reality
I saw a talk on TED a couple of years ago by cognitive scientist, Donald Hoffman . He presented his view that our perceptual faculties have evolved for our survival and not so much to preserve a likeness to whatever it is that is causing our perception. To ...
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Just thinking out loud about teleology
Maybe it's a simple progression of drive to survive, associating this with self-animation, projection of this "animation" on everything that moves, belief that everything that moves has a purpose such as an interest in staying alive...?  The flip side would...
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Numinous experience and instinct - the meaning of the meaning of life
Shinto sacralizes places where people have a sense of the awe of nature. Various pieces of music, e.g., Agnus Dei from Faure's Requiem or Vaughan Williams' Theme from Thomas Tallis, are evocative of an unearthly majesty. Abraham Maslow spoke of peak experie...
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The world needs a new story
The world needs a new story to make sense of itself. It will include the fact of evolution, the immensity of time that preceded us; the fact that we live on a planet in an incomprehensibly vast universe; the urgent need for us to be environmentally responsi...
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The Best Leaders
In my experience, the best leaders  are open to possibility,  have a desire to expand thought horizons for the greater good without any extrinsic incentive to do so. They have a keen eye for viable potential and encourage it. Their comfort zone is strong an...
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Ideological Lag
Now is the time to let tribal emotions dissipate whether you belong to a tribe that calls itself progressive or a lone cowboy tribe.  The thing to realize is that our economy sets the rules of how we cooperate (and has throughout history), because how we co...
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Ideological Lag
Now is the time to let tribal emotions dissipate whether you belong to a tribe that calls itself progressive or a lone cowboy tribe.  The thing to realize is that our economy sets the rules of how we cooperate (and has throughout history), because how we co...
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An observant layman's nerdy view of the next step in the evolution of business practices
0 -) The transitional stage where we are (and how it is awkward). >>; Where we will go to live. 1 a) We superimpose hierarchical processes on a networked organization (and it causes gap, disconnects and counter-productive drivers where there should be conne...
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