The future of human society is predicated upon our perception of justice


All Writings, Observations

The featured image: Weighing of the Heart Book of the Dead written on papyrus showing the Weighing of the Heart in the Duat using the feather of Maat as the measure in balance. What is justice?  Is personal justice and justification more important than social justice?  Is human intelligence capable of offering satisfactory justice?  Is divine justice the only possible hope […]

April 3, 2017

The flawed and biased employment of critical thinking


All Writings, Observations

  The website, “The Critical Thinking Community” carries this definition of critical thinking, on one of its pages: Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. In its exemplary form, […]

March 24, 2017

The adoption of a thought


All Writings, Individual, Observations, Society

The adoption of a thought is a unique human trait.  With exposure to so much information which, clearly exceeds any human’s ability to process, it becomes difficult to be certain of anything.  A person could be asked to question the validity of any thought, even those dear to him.  Where a person is himself unwilling […]

February 20, 2017