AURELIS is about respecting the total human being in the mental domain. This includes conscious as well as non-conscious processing. [To get this in your email, RSS…, click here.] Modern science is making huge progress in the latter domain, showing its immense influence on how – as total beings – we feel, think, act, decide… Read the full article…

Not Stress but Meaning is a Cause of Disease.

Looking at stress – as it is typically conceived – we may be looking over what causes disease and may help us get beyond disease. It is time to change diagnostic and therapeutic directions. One reason for the difficulty of investigating stress as a cause of disease is that it isn’t. Thus, in scientific experimental Read the full article…

35. Vaccination Hesitancy: the Good, the less Good, and the Ugly

December 23, 2020   Daily Total Cases worldwide 683.254 79.036.628 Deaths worldwide 13.468 1.736.720 Preliminaries This text is also part of a project at ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/project/Minding-Corona] Before reading this, you may be interested in how-to diminish vaccination hesitancy: [see: “How to Make Someone Take His Vaccination”] The world is about to be vaccinated. Yet, many Read the full article…

To Placebo or Not to Placebo

By definition, placebo is deception. It doesn’t accord to any Aurelian value. This ain’t no easy world for sure. Yep. A much easier world would be one in which one can plainly say: only truth can truly cure, so we stick to that as much as we can (which may sometimes not be very much, Read the full article…

Quit Smoking – Read&Do

This is the foreword to my book ‘Quit Smoking’ that you can find on Amazon (see menu). Better than other methods? You may have attempted to quit smoking already several times and with different methods. Every method will try to convince you it’s unique and will work better than all the others. Well, I can Read the full article…

Core of Sustainability

Sustainability goals start and end with human growth. Sustainability = an interaction with a system that puts at least as much value into the system as it gets out of it. The system is then sustainable regarding that value. The law of entropy dictates that this always accompanies the lessening of other things that might Read the full article…

34. Millions of Unneeded COVID Deaths in 2021?

What do you think? December 12, 2020   Daily Total Cases worldwide 704.570 71.454.215 Deaths worldwide 12.413 1.600.483 (https://www.worldometers.info) Nobody dies with no reason. There is always a reason. But this present reason is irrational. It is inhumane. It is insupportable. These are fathers, mothers, children. They say that one death is worse than one Read the full article…

A.I. Business Sustainability

Following a chapter of my book. [see: “The Journey Towards Compassionate A.I.“] As the cliché goes: One thing is certain, and that is the uncertainty of the future. Trillions “PricewaterhouseCoopers estimates AI deployment will add $15.7 trillion to global GDP by 2030.” [Lee, 2018] If this is not a business opportunity, then what is? And Read the full article…

Gendering the Workplace

The workplace still disfavors women in many respects. Let’s project a future vision of a workplace with gender as a source of joy and interesting experiences, and without any disfavors. ‘Gender inequality’ as a problem to work on, can be turned into ‘gender equality’ to strive for. There is more positivity in this than just Read the full article…

Superficial Empathy?

‘Empathy’ sometimes has a bad name, being what may lead people to irrational behavior. Making a proper distinction between superficial and deep empathy brings us a lot further. A warning: ‘Superficial empathy’ is possible. And it’s, well, superficial, in the sense of exclusively shallow. The latter is very different from a superficial layer that is Read the full article…

Transparency in A.I.

We should strive to the highest degree of transparency in A.I., but not at the detriment of ourselves. Information transparency In conceptual information processing systems (frequently called A.I.), transparency is the showing of all data (information, concepts) that are used in decision making of any kind. In system-human interaction, the human may ask the system Read the full article…

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