Category Archives: Ape Mind

Two Dystopic Themes Running Through “The Big Bang Theory” Sitcom

First, a quick word about the title of this post. I am aware that it was not the best, most concise or most accurate description of what I am about to discuss. But it will have to do (for the … Continue reading

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What I Really Think About Human Beings as a Species: 8

As I mentioned in my previous post of this series – an open license to rob, abuse, torture and murder all those “others” is an essential and integral part of all successful organized religions and ideologies. Let me explain that … Continue reading

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Thomas Hobbes was a House Slave, Not a Great Philosopher

The name of a 16th century “philosopher” known as Thomas Hobbes frequently pops up in discussions on a range of topics ranging from the best type of governance to whether a state is necessary for reasonably stable societies to exist. … Continue reading

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On Brown House Slaves, Gungadins and Sepoys

As some of you might have heard by now, an Indian diplomat was recently arrested on charges of visa fraud and lying about payments to her housekeeper. While there are many newsworthy aspects of this case including how it is … Continue reading

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The Unflattering Reason Behind Extreme Accumulation of Money : 1

More than a few of my previous posts have centered on, or around, an odd but rarely asked, question. “What is the point of accumulating money beyond the ability to spend it?” Now, stupid sophists defending the status quo might … Continue reading

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Was Ariel Castro a Monster or a Product of the System?

The trial and conviction of Ariel Castro is the one of the more recent supposedly “shocking” crime stories to dominate american mass media. To summarize it in one sentence- the guy kidnapped, imprisoned and raped three young women for over … Continue reading

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Factors Underlying the Worldwide Decline in East-Asian Fertility

Some of you might have recently heard that the Chinese government in considering changes to its one child policy. While many see this as a reasonable attempt to reverse the demographic decline, a few commentators have expressed doubts about whether … Continue reading

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