Tag Archives: emotion

Extrovert tyranny

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http://chronicle.com/article/Screening-Out-the-Introverts/131520/

Article reads: We now live under a kind of extrovert tyranny, Cain writes, and that has led to a culture of shallow thinking, compulsory optimism, and escalating risk-taking in pursuit of success, narrowly defined. In other words, extroverts—amplifying each other’s groundless enthusiasms—could be responsible for the economic crisis because they do not listen to introverts, even when there are some around (and they are not trying to pass as extroverts).

Quantum mechanics linked to precognition, emotion

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Article reads: The effect of emotions would be falling right out of these speculations. Belief is emotional and emotional belief is strong. Belief is what we hold against all reason, based on emotions.

A letter to David Haury

Hi David,
 
Interesting article you have in:
 
 
When reflecting on the origin of truth, one discovers that this particular issue does not really belong to science. The topic is closer to philosophy, i.e., epistemology where Kant made his mark, but even this does not do the topic justice. According to intuitionist understanding, apparent truth springs from something more innate: a trust worthy awareness, of which knowing thy self becomes more fundamental. Or in other words, to win a trust that grounds us to broad reality, there must be a vetting process to puts our most tightly held beliefs to the test. Unfortunately, this vetting process is not traditional science, rather it is closer to a transcendental science as Edmund Husserl noted.
 
Putting the “scientific theory of evolution” to the test does NOT return Darwin`s theory of evolution, it returns something different as I explain in my paper:
 

Caring, trust linked to genetic variation

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Article reads: Scientists have discovered that a gene that influences empathy, parental sensitivity and sociability is so powerful that even strangers observing 20 seconds of silent video identified people with a particular genetic variation to be more caring and trusting.

Deepak Chopra responds to Richard Dawkins

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Blurb reads: Deepak Chopra talks about the developments in biology and neurology since his interview by Richard Dawkins years ago.

Laughter releases endorphins and limits pain

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/14/science/14laughter.html

Article reads: Laughter is regularly promoted as a source of health and well being, but it has been hard to pin down exactly why laughing until it hurts feels so good.

Making sense of the soul

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Article reads: Some of us are fixated too much on the logical side, completely denying the power of intuition and spiritual needs. But as the world changes, we are getting an internal feeling based on hope and faith even during this age of logic. While we have benefited greatly from our logical side, at the same time we know that we can’t feel fully content just based on that.

Spirituality of being One

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http://www.examiner.com/new-thought-in-san-francisco/what-is-spirituality-all-about

Article reads: Spirituality is that we are all One, just atoms rearranged in a different way.  Different physical manifestations of the One.  When you consider that, that you are a physical manifestation of the One, what do you wish to do with that?   Know…be still and know…and then go and be love.  That is what spirituality is all about.

Trust in God promotes situational resolution

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http://topnews.ae/content/28522-spirituality-ends-life-uncertainties

Article reads: Meanwhile, the study authors added, “We found that the positive beliefs of trust in God were associated with less worry and that this relationship was partially mediated by lower levels of intolerance of uncertainty. Conversely, the negative beliefs of mistrust in God correlated with higher worry and intolerance”.

Generosity studied by computer simulation

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Article reads: In the new study, Krasnow and a team of scientists at University of California – Santa Barbara conducted a series of computer simulations designed to test whether it was really true that evolution would select against generosity in situations where there is no future payoff. The results were surprising as the study shows that generosity — acting to help others in the absence of foreseeable gains — emerges naturally from the evolution of cooperation. Thus, generosity would appear to be an innate trait, and more than just a response to social pressure (as in tipping your waiter) or trying to leave a good impression.

This is a real stretch, and this shows how far scientists will go to explain generosity. But where is the gene for generosity?