Category: The Mainstream

In this category I discuss current mainstream beliefs and practices including politics, science, culture — the “mainstream reality tunnel” — and then usually proceed to give it a good bashing.

Rupert Sheldrake: Beyond the Machine Metaphor 0

Rupert Sheldrake: Beyond the Machine Metaphor

A change from the metaphor of the organism to the metaphor of the machine produced science as we know it. Mechanical models of the universe were taken to represent the way the world actually worked....

Creativity and Non-Conformity Now Listed as a Mental Illness by Psychiatrists 1

Creativity and Non-Conformity Now Listed as a Mental Illness by Psychiatrists

Listed as new mental illnesses are above-average creativity and cynicism. The manual goes on to identify a mental illness called “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD. Defined as an “ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and...

Opposite Land 1

Opposite Land

This week’s reality tunnel is as follows: Anything you hear from other humans, the opposite is actually true. So if someone tells you something, or you read something in the news or see it...