It’s a fact that we the humans most of the times have the perception that we are distinct from other animals. That there exists a line between mankind and the rest of the animal kingdom. This serves as a very good excuse when we want to exploit them in experiments or in food industries or […]
Imagine being in a faraway house in the countryside and it is night. Deep silence covers everything and in a strange cooperation with the darkness makes everything around your house unknown and scary. But when you are inside the property you don’t even think about all these. You feel safe and comfortable in a lighted […]
I believe gratitude is an underestimated term nowadays. The fast pacing societies focus on every day stressful activities and goals not leaving time for us to stop for a while and sincerely appreciate situations or people or even things that we are glad to have them in our lives. I am sure everyone has at […]
Human beings through all their history and definitely today still have demonstrated a selective consciousness. This selectiveness is caused by the fact that the brain is not able to gather all the available information it comes across, it has finite capabilities. As a result there have been evolved efficient unconscious mechanisms that favour the choosing […]
So the mind in the same way can be working as a great fitness indicator. Its complex and costly behaviors such as art and language might be advertising our fitness to potential mates. If sexual selection favored the minds that advertised high fitness, our creative intelligence could have evolved not because it gives us any survival advantage, instead because it is so difficult to be achieved and do not help more than moderately in our survival. It is not only humans that use complex behavior to advertise their fitness. Songbirds’ fitness indicators are repeated complicated melodious songs. Fruitflies do little dances in front of one another to reveal their genetic quality. To understand better, all these fitness indicators are what advertisements are to products. They are costly, excessive and luxurious. Dancing, language, humor, creative intelligence, all are evolutionary luxuries, none of them helped more than moderately to our survival. As fascist as it may sound, all these in the very end is another way to say “I am fit, my genes are good, mate with me”.
When we are young, you know, our parents try to educate us how we can be successful in this life because they want the best for us. Their knowledge on the subject raises several questions but, of course, we must appreciate their intentions. Through our own cravings for self-importance we are, also, looking around and […]
Has ever crossed your mind that with many of your best friends you liked each other from the very first moment you met? Or can you recall situations when you met a person on the road and s/he left you with a bad feeling without being able to understand why? Maybe it’s the way s/he […]
When we talk about emotions most people define them as something like feelings that are either pleasant, so they say that they like to have them, or unpleasant so they don’t want to have these feelings again. These feelings come from experiences or thoughts that are positive or negative. One way or the other they […]
All we need is love the women say. Love is blind people say. Love moves the world around is a famous saying. Our lives either we accept it or not have the pursuit of love as one of their greatest priorities. Sometimes we consciously try to avoid it even though there is a strong […]
Due to the immediate crisis the brain sets in maximum motion the basics of the body and turns off all the other mechanisms. At that time the heart and the lungs work overtime to send as much oxygen as possible to the bloodstream. Imagine that a dog is barking and chasing you. The muscles respond instantly. Your blood pressure has to be high to deliver the energy all around the body. This is not the time to care about reproduction, tissue repair and digestion. Neither to fight the cold. So, the immune system is disabled, too. Also, there are other observations such as pupil dilation in order to help see in better clarity, increased perspiration to prevent over-heating due to the increased metabolic rate etc. Actually, you don’t care about the long-term project if you are sure it’s long-term.