Month: June 2015

Two Thoughts Wide

Two thoughts wide The universe spanned Checkerboard strips across nature’s miracle Night dark crowded Constellations thin but connected Soaring high, frozen quick Neighbors friendly, landscape neat Homes warm with cooking dinner Goods cheap or dear Goods work or fail Beyond the realm Goods fair, Work yet cheap Sunday prayers, regular wishes Definite answers, questions long…

Survival of the Fittest

We all know the expression “survival of the fittest” which Herbert Spencer coined, as much for its use in social discussions as in natural selection. The better expression is “propagation of the most fertile.” It’s more faithful to Darwin’s work. It’s the subsequent generations of the most fertile that benefit by increasing numbers, rather than…

Two Types of Thinking

Have you heard of the Dual Process Theory of the Brain? I find it interesting and provocative. The Dual Process theory divides a person’s thinking in two streams – immediate action to external reality and slower planning by logical decision-making. Immediate action, known in the theory as Type 1, has these characteristics Autonomous, automatic, not…