Preppers: A Societal Response to Insecurity and Catastrophe

In the contemporary era of uncertainty, there is a growing cohort of individuals who, in response to the perceived fragility of the social order, have taken it upon themselves to prepare for the worst. Known as preppers, these individuals devote their lives to the acquisition of material and knowledge necessary to survive, and even thrive, […]

Ideas die so that you don’t have to

In the words of Whitehead, “ideas die so that you don’t have to.” The statement highlights the importance of self-criticism in the process of thinking and decision making. Self-criticism, or neuroticism, plays a crucial role in human evolution as it allows individuals to simulate the world and plan their actions in it. However, when self-criticism […]

Exploring the Possibilities of AI in Social Media Marketing

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become increasingly popular in recent years, and it is no surprise that the technology is making its way into the world of social media marketing. AI can be used to automate mundane tasks, such as scheduling posts and analyzing data, allowing marketers to focus on more creative aspects of their work. […]

The Enemies of Graham Hancock in High Places

Graham Hancock is a British journalist and author who has written extensively on topics such as alternative history, archaeology, and pre-Columbian civilizations. In his books and lectures, he has often taken a critical view of the status quo that has made him some powerful enemies in high places. Let’s take a closer look at why […]

Samson and Delilah

A prominent gullibility tale, and one of the few in the Old Testament thatpays much attention to the victim, is the story of Samson and Delilah (Judges,16). Samson was a vicious Israeilite warrior who has killed many Philistines. When Samson falls in love with Delilah, ““the Lords of the Philistines came to her and said […]

7 Tales of Deception in the Bible

The Bible writes about the theme of deception in several stories. Here are 7 of them. 1. Lot escapes from doomed Sodom with his wife and two daughters, buthis wife looks back and is turned into a pillar of salt. The two (unnamed)daughters, desiring to keep their father’s lineage alive, get Lot drunk andseduce him. […]

Deception in Animals

There is an idea in literature about gullibility in machined (A.I by Spielberg, Pinocchio by Collodi). Both works deal with artificial boys. The underlying message of these movies is that a machine, if it has any chance of survival, must learn to see through the double dealing of humans. Behavioral deception exists even in non-primate […]

Why Everything You Knew About The Media is Wrong

All blogs on the internet operate, more or less, under the same business model. The revenue a blog makes equals price per page-view x number of page-views. And since blogs don’t determine the price of their page views, they try to maximize the number of readers. And since, like any marketplace, blogs are subjected to […]