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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. Beyond Altruism

    by , 01-14-2016 at 09:10 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    This matter has come to mind several times recently. It isnít that I am altruistic, but some people have mistakenly taken me as such. There are advantages in helping others, and that is true of most animals, not just for humans. Most animals live in herds, packs, or family groups, because it is helpful to have others of oneís kind around who might be helpful sometime. Even if they donít specifically assist, they might give some moral support.

    Most recently the idea of altruism ...

    Updated 01-15-2016 at 11:12 AM by PeterL

  2. Human Sexual Differences

    by , 12-22-2014 at 04:39 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    An interesting question came up on another site where I am a member. It is a site for writers, and a woman member asked what it felt like for a man to fall in love or be in love. Of course, the question cannot be answered in full, but it is interesting, and it makes me wonder about the same thing. Personally, I would ask a female friend who had a fair grasp of neurotransmitters, hormones, and her own anatomy, but I wouldnít expect a complete description, because of differences in anatomy and brain ...
  3. Happiness

    by , 12-19-2013 at 11:08 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    The more I looked into happiness and thought about it, the more interesting it became. In one way happiness is a set of chemical rewards that we get for doing things that are programmed into our genes as good. In another way happiness is drug addiction. And in yet another way it is a mode of communications. It is those, but it is also one of the things that ties humans together into families and communities. It isn't surprising that people become addicted to drugs that artificially ...

    Updated 12-21-2013 at 10:12 AM by PeterL