On Being Fruitful

"Every city, every… monument; man's greatest achievements have all been chased by... that impossible line where the waves conspire."
- Dr Robert Ford, The Bicameral Mind

This collection is about trying, failing, and trying again.

From Zero


Server 102: Access Everywhere


Server 101: A Digital Foundation


Eating well


Autopoeisis: the origin of complex thought


A narrative of 'grit'


The nuance in Maslow's Hierarchy


Advice on brain science from a farming manual


Things to be worried about: hydraulic despotism


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The predictability of humans


What use is the cloud


Creating a digital home for our digital selves


Accidental talent


Teenage brains aren't undeveloped, they're just doing something else


Four stages of competence


Zone of Proximal Development


Annoying media trends explained by the propaganda model of Herman and Chompsky


Chompsky's 'Manufacturing Consent' explains everything that's ever pissed you off about the news


We're setting goals wrong, we're missing the point, and it's troubling


Why being sad isn't always a bad thing


On attraction and love


The false promise of a return to nature


Alert - IQ scores are meaningless


Why your unconscious isn't the bad guy


How being clumsy makes you better looking (according to psychologists)


Four ways to be attractive (and one you've probably overlooked)


Happiness is a direction


You're studying wrong; encoding specificity


How memory works, learned from a person with half a brain


Mommy and I are one - subliminal messaging is bloody weird


How some 'psychics' use psychology to screw you


Why incompetent people are unaware of how incompetent they are


The Difference Between Anger, Hurt and Hate—it's about power


Why some people are 'cold', others are 'clingy', and some just can't let go


How to never get mad again (kind of)


States of Mind


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