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Choices

In modern day society in the U.S. and elsewhere we are constantly being barraged with a mind boggling array of choices for every aspect of life. So numerous are my choices that I tend to do that which is most familiar to me in order to reduce the uncertainties of choices I am confronted with. Perhaps this self-imposed restriction of choices is symptomatic of my autism but I think I am not alone. For example I lose much of the joy of eating when going to a new restaurant where I am confronted with a menu written in some foreign language. Continue reading

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Change and the Establishment

There are a few laws of nature that seem to be quite universal even applicable to social systems.  A body in motion will remain in motion unless other forces change its speed and direction.  Any force will result in an … Continue reading

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Are We Still In Control?

Man has been controlling his environment since the beginning of time. Unlike most other animals which must evolve to adapt to the gradual changes in their environment man has been able to use his ingenuity to alter his immediate surroundings … Continue reading

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Of Modern Times and the Caveman

The brain of man is an absolutely fascinating organ designed well ahead of its time and seems in a way to defy evolution. Its development was a quantum jump in evolutionary development. Though our brains have changed little since man lived in caves the amount of new information needing to be processed by man today is many orders of magnitude more than our caveman ancestors. Continue reading

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