Category: Thinking in Daily Life

Thinking in Daily Life category post

Reasoning, Knowledge, Mental Stance, and Commonality

Martian Ethics

Normally, when I read a book, I try to make a few notes to remind myself of my reactions to the contents—otherwise, my reactions seep into my general mindset and I have little recollection where they came from. And more importantly, when the book comes up in a discussion, I’ll remember I read it, but…

Thinking in Daily Life Category Post

I’ve always been interested in how our thinking affects our daily life. I suppose that’s not surprising; I’ve been in Mensa since 1973 and that organization revolves about intelligence. My interest in thinking in daily life fall mainly in four areas: mental perspective, examination of actions, learning, and how we got mentally to thinking how…

Heating Electricity Usage

I was surprised. This chart of our electricity usage by average outside temperature shows a wide variance in our usage at the same temperature.

Morality Absolute or Relative

Is there an absolute moral standard?

It’s essential to understand that there are relative and absolute moralities contending in our decision-making. Which shall rule – personal conscience or societal dictates?

Flash Mob and the Social Contract

Social Contract

Perhaps you saw the recent news: NJ Family Visiting Baltimore Haunted By Random Teen Attack At Inner Harbor It’s the heart of Baltimore’s tourism industry, but the Inner Harbor turned into a nightmare for a visiting family of 10 earlier this month. Out of nowhere, they were swarmed and beaten by a large number of…

Gas Explosion and Speed of Recovery

Front. One house completely missing,another one half missing

Probably two years before the replacement townhouses are ready for occupancy. Such is the speed (or lack thereof) for an isolated disaster. Unfortunately, that is magnified when the disaster is widespread, with multiple communities are competing for the same rebuilding resources.

Live by the Word

Facts are surrounded by words

I spend a lot of time reading words, writing words, and thinking in words. And I’ve noticed a peculiar feature which sometimes happens to me. I start following the words of people who are involved in a dispute – both sides – more than I refer back to the actual actions involved. My thought train…