The Trouble with Atheists

Let's face it, these hidden laws [of mysticism] are hidden, but they are only hidden by [your] own ignorance. And the word mystical is just arrived at through people's ignorance. There's nothing mystical about it, only that you're ignorant of what that entails." ―...

What is Money?

What is Money? Do you know what money is? Despite the critical importance of money to your modern life, I would bet that you do not. You might have an idea, but likely this idea is partial and incomplete, perhaps even mystified. But, let us find out. Let us ask the...

Competition – bad for you, bad for the planet

The Big Lie Through the medium of kinship, early humans developed cooperative arrangements that, according to Marshal Sahlins, were apparently mandated by virtue of the conditions of life. In his words, “The emerging human primate, in a life-and-death-struggle...

The Toxic and Repressive Culture of the Catholic Church

Read on Medium I’m just about 90% of the way through a rewrite of my Sociology of Religion course. One of the arguments I make in the course is that religion is an institutionalized attempt to answer life’s Big Questions, but that it is hijacked by special interest...

Abraham Maslow’s Two Hierarchies of Need

Did you know, Abraham Maslow, the psychologist who proposed the original Hierarchy of Needs, actually suggested two hierarchies of need? It is true. Maslow’s first hierarchy, which everybody knows about, and which appears in all the introductory psychology texts of...
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