Tag Archives: thinking

Meditating, and Not

I just noticed that I can elect to pay attention to my breathing, or ignore it, but one or the other keeps happening. Changing which one I focus on changes the way I think. This is interesting.

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A Mathematical Model for Human Intelligence

People have been trying to figure out what intelligence is, and how it differs from person to person, for centuries. Much has been written on the subject, and some of this work has helped people. Unfortunately, much harm has been … Continue reading

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On “Thinking Outside the Box” (Thanks, Mom)

The secret to “thinking outside the box” is to never have your thinking put in a box in the first place. Thanks, Mom. This would not have happened to me without you making it happen, and I only just now figured … Continue reading

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Information, and Misinformation, About Ebola

Much is now being written about ebola, for obvious reasons. I previously addressed the subject, on this blog, before the news became flooded with ebola-stories (my post was made in late July), and I did so mathematically (because that’s the … Continue reading

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These phrases, and questions, are likely to confuse people with Asperger’s. Unless confusing us is your goal (and why would you want to do that?), please consider alternate wordings.

Throughout this post, I will refer to people with Asperger’s as “Aspies.” This is not considered a derogatory term; it’s simply how we refer to ourselves. First, we are not stupid. We also are not trying to be difficult when … Continue reading

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A Quote from Voltaire, on Absurdities and Atrocities

Examples abound. Here are two: Absurdity #1:  Pure human races exist. A resulting atrocity:  the Holocaust (~20 million people, including ~6 million Jews, killed by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s). Absurdity #2:  Acts which are both suicidal and … Continue reading

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