Why our misery and misunderstanding comes from the refusal of our instincts.

We tend to forget, or as many people do, to consistently and stubbornly refuse the fact that we’re animals. Calling someone “an animal” is a grave insult in most cultures; a “pig” is a dirty individual with a lack of morals of simply unfit for our organised and neat society. An animal is way below …

I saw a death corpse that wasn’t dead.

The bus was packed with people. I was standing, ignoring the other tens of commuters dealing with traffic on their own, personal ways. As for me, I was doing what I usually do in traffic, listen to an audio book; “The Selfish Gene” by Richard Dawkins was the one. Our senses have evolved for millions …

Can we predict the future? And should we believe those who say so?

Imagine you can choose to have a special mental ability. Predicting the future and influencing other’s behaviour might be two of the best ones out there. Ditching the behaviour one out, how possible is it for humans to predict the future to any extent, and if it’s not possible, why are there so many people …

On distractions, memory and ideas.

I don’t know what’s the matter with people: they don’t learn by understanding; they learn by some other way—by rote, or something. Their knowledge is so fragile! — Richards Feynman I’ve stumbled upon a book, or should I say that the book stumbled upon me, called “The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out” by Richard Feynman. The …

Imagine a perfect, happy world. Now, imagine the opposite.

Imagine a world of happiness. Everyone has what they wish for, what they need, what they want. There is no need for food, shelter, security or entertainment. Picture a society highly divided between high class, middle class, and low-class citizens, every individual being born on their “caste” and not able to, under any circumstances, escape …

My thoughts on The Analyst by John Katzenbach

I’ve been wanting to read The Analyst for years but I never quite got to it. When I recently asked on social media for suggestions of books to read next, this book was mentioned a few times, so there you go. “Happy fifty-third birthday, Doctor. Welcome to the first day of your death”. Imagine that …

Thoughts on “I, Robot” by Isaac Asimov.

The three laws of robotics are as follows: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must protect its own existence …