The demands of the original human society
2023-02-16 16:55 It is problematic to think physical strength was crucial to human survival.  If the original condition demanded this, how could we succeed the Neandertals?  They had markedly larger muscles than we.  ...
The myth of the predator threat
2023-02-07 13:17 Many people imagine “cavemen” as if they lived mostly from meat.  At the same time, they are supposed to have lived under constant threat from predators.  The combination of these conditions is in fac...
The myth of our evil nature
2023-01-31 13:51 I once heard an American saying “nature is evil”.  Now this was eavesdropped out of context.  But I can’t help seeing this as a symptom of just how out of touch with the natural world too many America...
On social incompetency
2023-01-26 13:25 On social incompetency   A far too large fraction of humanity holds severe misconceptions about what others can and want.  It is one thing to live in a society where you can’t learn to know others. ...
Growing up as part of a modern, Western society
2023-01-24 14:30 Of cause your parents matter emotionally provided they took care of you.  But I did not grow up with them and my two years younger brother as only points of reference.  There where so many other peopl...
The myth of the omnicompetent individual
2023-01-20 12:50 The belief that one is capable of correctly judging anything one comes into contact with.  To me people believing this seem to have too high self-esteem.  There is nothing inherently wrong with having...