Category Archives: Sex and Society

Pleasure, Happiness and Comfort

Large regions of the brain have recently been mapped and labeled as “centers of pleasure”[1] Happiness, however, appears to be an emotion which is recognised retrospectively. It is preceded by “pleasure” the complex result of an interpretation by the brain … Continue reading

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Why do Humans Dominate the Earth?

It has been frequently pondered why humans have become the dominating animal species. Amongst the answers which have been punted are the human capacity to use hands, the “reasoning” which allow the use of instruments and the “superior intellectual capability”. … Continue reading

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Social Structural Breakdown

One of the early demarcaters of breakdown of social structure, the canary in the mine of society, has been the failure of the adults to transmit their inheritance of cultural values to their children, and by extension to open the … Continue reading

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Protecting Children

Theresa May, the British Home Secretary, is trying once again to set up a politico-legal committee to investigate childhood abuse. This appears to be directed at activities of half a century ago; those subjected to investigation and convictions include many … Continue reading

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Protective Mechanisms in Humans.

  The natural evolution of humans from dependant childhood to adulthood is one of increasing independence to the point of self reliance. This is the case with all mobile living structures. An extension of this is the powerful emotion of … Continue reading

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Brainwashing and “Freedom”

Term brain washing was evolved in the height of behaviourism – in as much as “conditioning” was accepted as a component. One belief was that all behaviour was a result of acquired, externally induced, patterns. The extension of this was … Continue reading

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The “in” words.

Instinctive, intuitive, inherent, ingrained, inborn, integral, indwelling, (and more) mean almost the same thing.  One can argue about the subtle differences.  However, these words have one thing in common: when applied to behaviour they represent actions beyond cognitive control. These … Continue reading

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