Evolution, Fast and Slow

Evolution, Fast and Slow

Humans have come to dominate the planet in a relatively short time. In around 100000 years we have gone from just another species among a myriad of other species all vying for a place in the planetary ecosystem to a species that has overrun the entire planet. In the...

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Justifying Hope in Challenging Times

Justifying Hope in Challenging Times

With the U.S. midterm elections looming on the horizon many people are hoping for an outcome that will contribute to a more compassionate political climate. In the face of this hope are the fears that the election results will turn out to be more of the same, if not...

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The Myth of Rugged Individualism

The Myth of Rugged Individualism

On October 22, 1928, Herbert Hoover gave the penultimate speech of his successful presidential campaign entitled, "Principles and Ideals of the United States Government." In that speech, the self-made millionaire expressed his belief that the American system was based...

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Why Bother When No One Is Listening?

Why Bother When No One Is Listening?

Two friends of mine are currently working on a new CD. This is the second CD they have worked on together. The first CD has received high praise from a number of reviewers but, so far, the sales have not taken off as hoped. In spite of their prodigious skills and...

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A Framework For Global Transformation

A Framework For Global Transformation

There is much discussion these days about the need for the world to transition to a new global consciousness concerning what it means to be a human being alive in these times and how we should respond to our current circumstance. Many agree that some sort...

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Practical Wisdom

Practical Wisdom

In The Hopeful Mindset seven survival needs, based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, are posited. One of these is the need for meaning. We need to make sense of our moment to moment situations. We need see some kind of pattern or order in what we are...

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The Hopeful Mindset and Natural Religion

The Hopeful Mindset and Natural Religion

The Hopeful Mindset and Religion Science has given us a picture of how things work in our world and beyond that is at odds with traditional religious narratives. This leads one to wonder if there will be any place at all for religion in the future. In his book, Post...

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Trump: Poster Boy For The Fearful Mindset

Trump: Poster Boy For The Fearful Mindset

Donald Trump is the perfect poster boy for The Fearful Mindset. His behaviours are consistently aligned with those of someone under the thrall of The Fearful Mindset. The means he routinely uses to further his agenda are textbook examples of methods employed by...

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