Closer To Truth: Human Uniqueness
There is an ongoing PBS TV series called “Closer To Truth”. It is hosted by neuroscientist Robert Lawrence Kuhn. He’s featured in one-on-one interviews and panel discussions with the cream of the cream of today’s cosmologists, physicists, philosophers, theologians, psychologists, etc. on all of the Big Questions surrounding a trilogy of broad topics – Cosmos; Consciousness; Meaning. Here are a few of my comments on one of the general topics covered, a subject dealing with the alleged uniqueness of the human species.America’s Love-Hate Relationship With Law: Freedom, Health, Happiness, Prosperity Based on Obedience
Obedience to the laws of physics has put men on the moon. Freedom, Health, Happiness and Prosperity are based on obedience to laws. Re-writing those laws will not get us to the moon, and it can hijack us from a higher destiny in life.How Can We Help Others Without Money?
Helping others gives tranquility to one’s heart. The world is full of people who live only for their own selves. All their worries start from their own self and end at what they want. Many researches have proven that those who help others and volunteer for them have longer lives and better health.A Trip to Germany in South Korea
The Korean diaspora in Germany. A brief history and how it has influenced a little village in Namhae, South Korea.Violent Television/Internet Commercials: Behavioral Effects on the Minds/Emotions of American Youth
They say that you are what you eat, which is ultimately true about diet producing human health. Another truism passed down through the ages is that you are what you read, watch, and hear. Pragmatic social psychologists who work for advertising companies understand this human truth all too well, and play a large part in the designing and production of television and Internet product commercials, for the express purpose of persuading television and Internet watchers to buy food, clothing, and inventions produced by corporations and companies, and to buy into government-produced social propaganda. Most of these products and government propaganda are advertised through emotion-based violence and sexual appeal produced through the computer graphic blend of animation and electronic television in the production of commercials. Violence and sex appeal to the baser components of the human psyche, and preadolescent and adolescent children watch these 2-to-3 minute commercials repeatedly shown during television programs, documentaries, and movies. How do these commercials affect the behaviors of American children? Read on for an essay on this issue…