Category Archives: 4-Culture & society

Clash of cultures, immigration, religion, immigration, Islam, racism, Zeitgeist, conspiracy theories

How can smart people be so stupid?

I know some smart people. I know that they are smart because they have all the credentials, the accomplishments and the recognition to prove it. They are experts in their fields, they are clearly knowledgeable, they are articulate and very confident about the value of their knowledge.

Yet, when it comes to subjects that is not in the direct purview of their field of expertise, they can be excessively stupid and difficult to argue with. Their stupidity on those subjects can be outright obnoxious. Continue reading →

r/K selection theory – the work ahead

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My previous post on the subject was extolling the virtues of the theory and the book explaining it; in this one I will talk about the gaps in it. While the value of the theory and the reliability of the evidence supporting it is beyond doubt, there are many questions in need of further answers and explanations. It is a new theory, especially as applied to political ideologies and attitudes. The ‘gaps’ in it are just unanswered or not fully explored questions.

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Declaring war on stupid

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Reading with my coffee in the morning, within twenty minutes, I was confronted with a week’s worth of stupidity. I couldn’t help noticing a system in their nature.
Before I share them with you, let me give you my definition of what ‘stupid’ is – or to be more precise, what ‘stupid’ means to me.

Stupid

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State – Society – Individual

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I came across this Facebook post a few days ago. Since that post, the conversations about the same and similar subjects became even more pronounced.

Marco’s post asked two basic questions:

  • What should be the proper relationship between our political and personal/moral/social views?
    and
  • What should be the party’s position about people (especially candidates) expressing those views and using the party as a public platform to advocate them?

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