What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

More important than this was that it led to connections with people with whom I am still in contact and who are now personal friends. Stephen thinks ‘being’ is too fuzzy a concept to be useful, although ‘being’ seems to have exercised the minds of many a past philosopher, not least Heidegger.

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Improving Things for Knowledge and Information Workers

Michael Sampson - Currents

This could be clarity on what the problem is (hence reducing mental confusion), or a concentration-friendly environment in which to work with few interruptions and distractions. Exercise. Knowledge and information workers don’t produce physical product.

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Risky Business

How to Save the World

But we’re desperate to believe that cheap oil won’t run out until we have “environmentally friendly” renewable energy available in abundance. Apparently in Davos, technology is still our friend.

2018 69

Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

The patients they have made dependent on the medical and pharmaceutical “industry” with its exorbitantly-priced products and specialist services catering mainly to elites with diseases of affluence, will soon learn how to self-manage their health through sound nutrition and exercise, simple self-diagnosis and holistic self-treatment, guided by local medical generalists. image from Fill at Pixabay CC0.

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How Our Bodies Sense the World, and How ‘We’ Misinterpret It

How to Save the World

Hearing follows a bit later, so that the infant will immediately be able to recognize voices as mother, friend or stranger, not as words, but as tones — safe or dangerous, reassuring or alarming — and react accordingly.

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