The Dark Half * Stephen King Book Review

“…he was after all, a novelist…and a novelist was simply a fellow who got paid to tell lies. The bigger the lies, the better the pay.” This book makes you wonder whether the main character was insane or truly plagued by a writer’s worst nightmare. King wrote couple of novels under pseudonym Richard Bachman inContinue reading “The Dark Half * Stephen King Book Review”

1984 Excerpt about the Inquisition and Persecution

The first thing for you to understand is that in this place there are no martyrdoms. You have read of the religious persecutions of the past. In the Middle Ages there was the Inquisition. It was a failure. It set out to eradicate heresy, and ended by perpetuating it. For every heretic it burned atContinue reading “1984 Excerpt about the Inquisition and Persecution”

The Real Self in a Virtual World: Popular Culture as an Expression of Human Nature

Do you know who you are or have you lost yourself so far? Everyone– at least everyone with a reasonably normal mind and brain — has a true self that is partly buried beneath their everyday personality. This self is who each o us is and can become when our natural growth isn’t interfered withContinue reading “The Real Self in a Virtual World: Popular Culture as an Expression of Human Nature”

Biotypes for Basic Personality Dimensions?

Personality traits are elaborations of what once were relatively simple reflexive mechanisms. “The Twilight Zone” between Genotype and Social Phenotype The nineteenth-century “science” of phrenology proposed that each personality trait had a particular locus in the brain that shaped the skull above it. Today, we view this kind of brain localization as fallacious. But inContinue reading “Biotypes for Basic Personality Dimensions?”