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...

The Seven Essential Human Needs – Basic Statement

In two previous articles, we examined the importance of environment to creating healthy, whole, and connected, living beings. In the first article, we looked at the so-called “alpha wolf” and determined that alpha behaviour is toxic behaviour, a “mental illness”...

Are you a toxic alpha wolf or a connected human being?

In a previous article, I looked at the scientific error that is the alpha male. There, I noted that alpha behaviour, at least in wolves, was unnatural behaviour created by wolf biologists when they ripped wolves from the wild and stuck them in an artificial zoo lab....
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