Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs (8 levels)

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (MHoN) and the Biopsychosocial model in Psychology (BPS)

In several of my more technical posts that talk about politics, religion, economics, etc I talk about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (MHoN) and about Biopsychosocial (BPS) issues so I would like to take a moment to create a post on this to collect throughts, images, and links on these important topics so I can refer people to it and so they can learn about this which can greatly increase people’s understanding of many parts of our human experience as well as how our world works. And, honestly, I though I already had a post on this, soooo…

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New Page: Declaration of the Unified Rights of Humanity (DURH)

This is something I have posted and then deleted, much like my page The 7 Philosophical Pillars for Peace within Humanity. As with the previous document, I find myself driven to post this again so that I have it here so I can reference and work on it, and so that others can benefit from […]

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Evolution of Myth and Religion Tree

Religion, an Overview

I am going to post some really general information on religions from a more academic perspective. Keep in mind, it has been quite a few years (a little more than a decade) since I have really studied this and related topics, so I will try to keep this pretty general. I will also pull ideas from my previous posts on the topic of religion too, as well as some of my other related unpublished works.

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Conversations Across the Social Spectrum

My New Class: Transforming the World: Conversations on Social, Economic, Political, and Sustainable Policy

As I have stated on my new Patreon project I am planning on creating a class in our Yoga studio for conversations on political topics. Here is its description: Transforming the World: Conversations on Social, Economic, Political, and Sustainable Policy Description These FREE conversations will be facilitated by James O’Neill and will focus on social, political, economic, […]

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Open Access Research

11 EU Nations Just Kicked Off a Plan to Make Public Science Free For All of Us

This is a big freaking deal! I cannot tell you how many times I wanted access to a research paper or a doctoral or research thesis and it was hidden behind a freaking pay wall, which pretty much stopped my knowledge inquiry cold! =)

Fortunately, there has been a movement over the last decade or so to set knowledge and research free and there have been various educational institutions which have likewise done so, even in the US. All publicly funded research should be available for all! All research and knowledge should be available for all… period. This is a great step forward! 

Read it and rejoice! This is one of the many reasons why Europe is decades ahead of USA and its arrogance, ignorance, hubris, and faux-ceptionalism! 

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Screen Cap - The Perimeter of Ignorance - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Video: “The Perimeter of Ignorance” (Neil deGrasse Tyson)

I am not sure how I have not shared this here yet, but a quite a few years ago I found this wonderful video of a presentation given by the notorious NdT (Neil deGrasse Tyson) at Beyond Belief: Science, Religion, Reason, and Survival from 2006. The title of his presentation is “The Perimeter of Ignorance“. […]

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Primes before 121

Attempted Work on a “Fractal” Method to Find Prime Numbers

I was inspired by some random thoughts for a different approach towards finding prime numbers, which was originally brought on by my work with the Sieve of Eratosthenes. I had considered what I was calling a Fractal based method of figuring out primes – finding a recurring or repeating pattern in a small dataset that may […]

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Sieve of Eratosthenese

Playing with a Computational Model of the Sieve of Eratosthenese to find Prime Numbers

Introduction I have just read about the Sieve of Eratosthenese from this Scientific American article from Facebook and was inspired to give it a try to see how it works, especially because the math and programming seemed simple enough. I worked with a dataset of 1-1000. I also tried up to 100,000. My browser to freaks […]

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“Pregnant Mother’s Diet Impacts Infant’s Sense of Smell, Alters Brain Development” – a Science Daily Article

I came upon this really interesting article in Science Daily titled “Pregnant Mother’s Diet Impacts Infant’s Sense of Smell, Alters Brain Development“. It says that a baby’s sense of smell is affected by what foods the mother eats while pregnant. This makes a lot of evolutionary sense. If the mother is consuming certain foods then […]

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Mosuo – an Egalitarian and Matriarchal Society in Tibet

The Mosuo are mentioned prominently in the book Sex at Dawn which I wrote about earlier. The Mosuo, unhealthy who are found on the Chinese/Tibetan border, pregnancy  are one of the few remaining egalitarian and matriarchal societies. What is so fascinating about them is, diagnosis partly that they are a matriarchal society where the mothers ares […]

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NYT Article – “Does Language Shape the Way You Think?”

So, order I am currently reading about constitutional law which is a fascinating topic, and this has prompted me to write this post.  This is actually something I have thought of a long time ago before I started to read about this topic, but I thought I would now put ‘pen to paper’ so to speak. […]

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Review “Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality” – A+++

I recently finished the book Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality. It is an excellent and life altering book. It really ties together a lot of what I have read about evolutionary psychology and evolutionary biology. If you have not read this book, or even if you have never read an evolutionary […]

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