Practicing your religion is healthy for both body and your soul | Rabbi Allen S. Maller | With Introduction by Michael Clark, PhD

Here’s a new article by Rabbi Allen S. Maller. Ironically, I read this excellent piece while sitting in Church (photo right). I had been suffering from a body/soul ailment of some mysterious type. Sometimes I’m not sure if my discomfort is based on physical, psychological, spiritual or some combination of those three factors. Yesterday was… Read More Practicing your religion is healthy for both body and your soul | Rabbi Allen S. Maller | With Introduction by Michael Clark, PhD

It could be time to start thinking about a cybernetic Bill of Rights

Mike Ryder, Lancaster University Like it or loathe it, the robot revolution is now well underway and the futures described by writers such as Isaac Asimov, Frederik Pohl and Philip K. Dick are fast turning from science fiction into science fact. But should robots have rights? And will humanity ever reach a point where human… Read More It could be time to start thinking about a cybernetic Bill of Rights

The Fear That Synthesizers Would Ruin Music | JSTOR Daily | + Opinion

A German musicologist complained in 1954 that they reminded him of “barking hell-hounds.” Source: The Fear That Synthesizers Would Ruin Music | JSTOR Daily Opinion: The above-linked article talks about early fears surrounding the advent of electronic music, but it points to a larger truth: Technology is not the enemy. How we potentially misuse it… Read More The Fear That Synthesizers Would Ruin Music | JSTOR Daily | + Opinion

Psychiatrist explains Trump’s admiration for dictators: ‘It comes from the lack of proper parenting’ – Raw Story | + Opinion

The fragile psychological state of President Donald Trump and his supporters was explained by a prominent forensic psychiatrist at the Yale University School of Medicine on Monday. Dr. Bandy Lee was interviewed on “The Ralph Nader Hour” radio show. Lee was the editor of the 2017 book The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, in which… Read More Psychiatrist explains Trump’s admiration for dictators: ‘It comes from the lack of proper parenting’ – Raw Story | + Opinion

Letter: Can democracy in the US survive? – News – seacoastonline.com – Portsmouth, NH | + Opinion

To the Editor: Throughout history, most countries have relied on a supreme authority figure to make national decisions. People seem to have an instinctual need for someone to make political decisions for them. This may originate in our early years, when parents take care of us and make decisions for us. An alternative process is… Read More Letter: Can democracy in the US survive? – News – seacoastonline.com – Portsmouth, NH | + Opinion