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Forum: The Human Condition

All things having to do with being human; Psychology issues, sociopathy, psychopathy, authoritarianism, ponerology, etc...

  1. Home DNA tests reveal 20% of British dads aren't really the father

    Looks like 20% of British women may be brave, courageous, and liberated from the tyrannical patriarchy. ...

    Started by A Voice from the Mountains, 13th January 2019 19:52
    dna, fathers, feminism, men
    • Replies: 10
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    15th January 2019 09:24 Go to last post
  2. Red face Introverted Personalities and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

    Perhaps in this Thread, we can discuss the significance of understanding the balance between introverted and extroverted personality types. Any...

    Started by Adrian86, 26th January 2011 00:39
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  3. Product sales pitches

    Marketing is finally running out of sales pitches for products. I picked up a bag of kitty litter today and the bag states that it has 24/7...

    Started by Ascension, 25th March 2019 00:58
    • Replies: 10
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    25th March 2019 18:59 Go to last post
  4. Got A Secret, Can You Keep IT

    Okay, how do I proceed with this question without looking like a raving lunatic needing to be ushered off the board as a phonics provocateur? :)...

    Started by Ascension, 31st May 2019 03:47
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    31st May 2019 19:20 Go to last post
  5. Talent or Brain Damage?

    Talent or brain damage, or is there no clear distinction? In most cases, scientists attribute enhanced brain activity to neuroplasticity, the...

    Started by AutumnW, 17th October 2019 20:36
    • Replies: 9
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    21st October 2019 11:47 Go to last post
  6. U.S. Corporate and State Prison System Charges Room and Board!

    Read it and Weep States, in the name of austerity, have stopped providing prisoners with essential items including shoes, extra blankets and even...

    Started by AutumnW, 13th October 2019 23:35
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    13th October 2019 23:35 Go to last post
  7. On The Cusp Of Change

    Hey lovely people, been doing nothing but soaking up info from the best sources I can this last wee while. Soooo... wanted to start a thread with...

    Started by Ben Macdonald, 13th April 2018 00:40
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    22nd July 2018 21:36 Go to last post
  8. Reconnecting with alienated family members

    ------- Dear All: Here's a topic which I have no personal experience of, but have in the past been associated with friends who have had deeply...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 10th August 2012 17:34
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  9. The story of an epiphany. Should a toxic person leave a group, or hang in there and change their life?

    ------- Hi, All: This is a true story of an experience I had on a personal development training course about a dozen years ago, in the UK. Many...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 13th September 2013 15:29
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    14th August 2019 22:40 Go to last post
  10. I shouldn't actually be alive now... :)

    The moderators last night found themselves exchanging some personal stories about all-too-close brushes with death that were really quite hard to...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 21st June 2019 14:33
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    25th June 2019 20:26 Go to last post
  11. 'It feels like having a limb cut off': the pain of friendship breakups

    This is an interesting article from The Guardian. I wonder how many Avalon members have had this experience? ...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 21st April 2018 23:56
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    24th April 2018 12:36 Go to last post
  12. 'Je Suis un Fou', and Australia doesn't exist

    I put this under The Human Condition, but I might move it! It'd kind of be a shame, though, to bury it in another thread. :) From today's...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 30th May 2018 19:33
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    31st May 2018 05:21 Go to last post
  13. The incredible story of Waleed Khan

    Waleed Khan was just 12 when, miraculously — the only word to use — he survived a terrorist attack in Peshawar, Pakistan which killed 135 of his...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 3rd June 2018 19:35
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    4th June 2018 00:36 Go to last post
  14. Polarization

    EVERYTHING seems to be getting polarized at the moment. While healthy debate is always valuable, what's happening now — on both sides of the...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 23rd September 2018 22:58
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    26th September 2018 14:42 Go to last post
  15. The Calm Before the Storm... or is the Storm now here?

    This newest post, on the Ang Stoic Astrological Reports thread, suggests that the storm is here. This isn't a thread about the pros and cons of...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 9th October 2018 19:31
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  16. Joe Rogan with Alex Honnold: the greatest athletic achievement of all time

    I've posted this (for now) under The Human Condition. The interview is by Joe Rogan, who brought rock climber Alex Honnold on to his show for the...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 27th October 2018 15:08
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    3rd March 2019 12:53 Go to last post
  17. Some quotes and thoughts for Valentine's Day

    Hello, All: :heart: This seemed appropriate just now. :flower: Some of us may be on our own today, some may not be, and some may not even be too...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 14th February 2019 15:10
    • Replies: 9
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    19th February 2019 01:44 Go to last post
  18. 19 November is International Men's Day. But what does it mean to be a man?

    From http://internationalmensday.com: On November 19, International Men’s Day celebrates worldwide the positive value men bring to the world,...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 19th November 2018 14:55
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  19. 'Uncontacted Tribes' still exist. One of them killed an American a few days ago.

    From https://ndtv.com/india-news/what-we-know-about-sentinelese-hostile-tribe-that-killed-an-american-1951270: What we know about the Sentinelese,...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 21st November 2018 22:39
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    30th November 2018 16:30 Go to last post
  20. "I can't keep up any more." The world of Future Shock is already here

    No, don't be concerned: I'm fine. :) But the rate at which information is coming at us all is NOT. This thread is in The Human Condition, but...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 14th December 2018 21:26
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    19th August 2019 17:34 Go to last post
  21. A Merry Christmas 2018, to everyone reading this. BUT — What does it mean??

    Hello, Everyone: both Members and Guests. :sun: I'm prompted to start this thread firstly, of course, to convey my sincere Season's Greetings (or...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 24th December 2018 21:53
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  22. It's NOT About The Nail (or, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus)

    Watch and laugh, maybe quite a lot — because this is often so VERY true. :)

    Started by Bill Ryan, 12th January 2019 13:42
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  23. THE CRASH REEL: Different ways to be a hero

    In the astonishing rock climbing documentary Free Solo — see this thread — we see Alex Honnold, at the very pinnacle of theoretical human ability, ...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 21st February 2019 13:07
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    10th October 2019 16:39 Go to last post
  24. Why do we use username aliases on social media?

    This is an Emperor's New Clothes question. :) I wonder if anyone familiar with the history of social media knows the answer. Why do posters on...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 20th April 2019 17:36
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  25. Yeasting your boogo — Or, where does your ego strength come from?

    This may be an interesting topic to discuss, and share some perceptions and experiences. It's not about egotism, or narcissism of any kind. It's...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 4th September 2019 13:03
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    13th September 2019 10:42 Go to last post
  26. The Internet and The Shadow

    The 'Shadow' here refers to the concept popularized by Carl Jung: that part of us (Jung said in all of us, dormant or otherwise) that's maybe a kind...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 29th September 2019 15:43
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    3rd October 2019 19:41 Go to last post
  27. Akiane Kramarik: an unbelievably gifted young artist

    Click this link to see this young girl's artwork, and prepare to be astonished. "God is her art teacher", she says. :sun: https://akiane.com...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 30th September 2019 14:00
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    1st October 2019 15:41 Go to last post
  28. Star Trek / End of money for society

    I have either seen or read about the concept that Star Trek has in regards to a no money society... An it was something to it wasn't needed any...

    Started by bluekungfoo, 7th June 2016 04:32
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    24th June 2016 22:28 Go to last post
  29. Cool When a belief becomes a Reality

    I was contemplating the level of posts made by me over the years, and noticed that my birth age (66) plus the posts now put me at 66 and 6,666...

    Started by Bob, 5th January 2019 18:30
    atheism vs believer, beliefs verses actuality, elephants have no wings, good signals less noise
    • Replies: 5
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    5th January 2019 21:23 Go to last post

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