Half of Millennials and 75% of Gen Zers may be mentally ill

The bad news for the chronologically young just keep accumulating. About a week ago I posted another study demonstrating that, if current trends continue, Millenials will die earlier than their Gen X counterparts due to poor(er) health. That study was aggregate and included all sorts of reasons for declining life expectancy, including substance abuse, pharma … Read more Half of Millennials and 75% of Gen Zers may be mentally ill

Rats play hide-and-seek for the fun of it, just like humans

Slowly but surely, the foundations of the “pathological science” – initiated and patronized by corporations like GE – are crumbling. One of the tenets of this “science” is the “false” human tendency for anthropomorphism – i.e. ascribing human qualities, abilities, and behaviors to “primitive” animals. The famed linguist Noam Chomsky is another known critique of … Read more Rats play hide-and-seek for the fun of it, just like humans

Playfulness, novelty, and leisure are vital for progress and true knowledge

About a year ago I made a post arguing that leisure, desire, playfulness and relaxation are vital for learning and knowledge. The study below now argues that unstructured play similar to the way children play is absolutely vital for making progress in any aspect of life, be that science, technology, politics or even every human … Read more Playfulness, novelty, and leisure are vital for progress and true knowledge