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In blackest night

It’s midnight. You’re alone and in the middle of a forest, miles away from civilisation. The moonlight is hidden behind thick clouds in the night sky. 685 more words


The Secret of Successful Marketing Lies in Split Seconds

The other day, I was having lunch in a deli. I was also watching the front door, which you had to push to get in. Almost everyone who came to the door pulled, even though there was a fairly big sign over the handle which said “Push.” The problem? 725 more words

Behavior & Psychology

Why do we lie to ourselves?

Book by evolutionary biologist Robert Trivers, The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Human Life, addresses the question.  Partial answer (and book review) below. 1,145 more words


The Virtue of Virtues

So I’ve been doing this blog theme of “24 Weeks of Virtue” for a little while now and feel an explanation of why… 330 more words

24 Weeks Of Virtue

An Apparently Impossible Problem

My friend Jes Minah reminded me of a piece I wrote last year:

Do you remember when you told us about strawberry jam and snowflakes on our tongues and leaving the stuck bus?

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Modern Masculinity as "Costly Signalling"

I wrote this at an old post:

I have been thinking a bit more about what game really is, and it occurred to me that “resisting a shit test” might be described by an animal behaviour expert as a form of “costly signalling”. 295 more words

Thanks for starting us off, Hannah. I want to focus particularly on your first question, as I fear you conflate some things that might need more careful distinction. 788 more words