Glenn Campbell's tweet archive, searching for "human"

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1: 2018-10-20: Conscientiousness is when someone takes actions now to prevent problems in the future, instead of waiting for the problems to happen first. Only a fraction of humanity is capable of this.
2: 2018-05-28: RT @TheEconomist: The root of tribalism is human nature, and the current state of American democracy is distinctly primeval…
3: 2017-12-20: You don’t need humans for a boom-and-bust cycle. If ample rains increase the food supply, rabbits will multiply, which is good for the rabbits until the predators multiply, eating the rabbits until the rabbits are gone and predators starve. ~ G. Campbell,
4: 2017-12-01: I love humans. They can be delightful. Some of my best friends are humans. I’m just not so keen on interacting with them in person on a daily basis.
5: 2017-11-27: Human civilization is collapsing, but on the positive side… ROYAL WEDDING! 👑👰🏽🎩
6: 2017-10-17: The most unrealistic part of Star Wars is humanity uniting against an oppressive empire. Conservative voters would welcome Lord Darth.
7: 2017-05-28: A crisis for humanity: Sensible families don't have children.
8: 2017-05-19: Trump and his supporters teach us how tenuous rational thought can be among humans. No logic or evidence will change them.
9: 2017-04-05: @HumanBeam Is this Pepsi's "New Coke"?
10: 2017-03-18: The leading cause of depression in humans is bad choices. You can't fix that with a pill.
11: 2017-03-08: This is the Fifth Anniversary of my 10,000th tweet. No human can read them all.
12: 2016-12-06: Cesarean births are affecting human evolution, allowing babies and mothers to survive who otherwise might not.
13: 2016-11-01: RT @TheEconomist: Online or offline, humanity cannot simply invent away its failings. #econarchive
14: 2016-09-13: RT @NewYorker: A @BorowitzReport from the archive: Scientists Say Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans…
15: 2016-08-31: If I were a superhero who just saved the world, I'd tell humanity, "I just saved your ass!" and humanity would shrug and say, "Meh!"
16: 2016-01-22: @HumanBeam Cynical yet?
17: 2016-01-22: @HumanBeam That’s your job!
18: 2015-10-16: Humans are unique among the animals in their language skills, as well as their gullibility in believing what they are told. #propagandaworks
19: 2015-08-12: I may look human, but I self-identify as genderless Paracelesian homunculus. Few understand my struggle.
20: 2015-06-20: Humans have a natural inclination to protect their own safety, except when they're drunk in which case all bets are off. #learnedinbangkok
21: 2015-05-26: RT @Peripatetia: An inmate at the Portland Humane Society is tortured by a staff member (July 2012)…
22: 2015-04-25: Movie idea: The fate of humanity hangs in the balance. Only one man can save us.
23: 2015-03-31: If Scandinavia could have its own separate planet, humanity might have some hope. @TheEconomist
24: 2015-03-14: Humanity is doomed because the smartest people have no interest in procreating.
25: 2015-03-11: Graphical wisdom from the @BadDalaiLama "It would not harm humanity to train and arm a manatee..."
26: 2015-03-11: It would not harm humanity to train and arm a manatee. (I'm not suggesting this be done. I only think it would be fun.)
27: 2015-03-10: bifurcated breeding — the splitting of human society into two or more breeding classes that rarely intermingle #justmadeitup
28: 2015-02-20: RT @TheEconomist: Should humanity keep schtum about its existence?
29: 2015-01-23: RT @guardian: AI might be a threat to humans but not for the reasons you think
30: 2015-01-15: The human body is beautiful only if you're human.
31: 2015-01-03: I win yet another humanitarian award. Honestly, I don't know where to store all these things!
32: 2015-01-01: Poets were the rock stars of most of human history.
33: 2014-12-10: Facebook algorithm to detect human stupidity? @guardian
34: 2014-12-05: Aliens Are Probably Everywhere, Just Not Anywhere Near Humans
35: 2014-11-22: To call humans "intelligent" is a form of racism. You've got some smart ones but also some real idiots. It is biased to lump them together.
36: 2014-09-10: @HumanBeam Entitled dudettes are okay. They’re called Valley Girls.
37: 2014-09-04: My research into the public record indicates sex did not exist until the 1960s. Before that, humans reproduced by stork.
38: 2014-09-04: RT @PsyPost: Researchers demonstrate direct brain-to-brain communication in human subjects
39: 2014-08-29: Humanity is adding data to its social media streams faster than technology is reducing the cost. The result: an eventual storage crisis.
40: 2014-08-22: RT @cracked: We can smell people's personalities and emotions. The 5 Weirdest Sixth Senses Humans Have (Without Knowing It) -…
41: 2014-08-19: Human evolution ground to a halt several generations ago.
42: 2014-08-16: It's fun to toy with Mormon missionaries, corner them with arguments they just can't win, but the only humane response is, "No thank you."
43: 2014-08-16: Every individual has the basic human right to arrange their life to be free of assholes.
44: 2014-08-11: @HumanBeam Lady Gaga is a marketing concept, not a person, like Betty Crocker.
45: 2014-08-01: Humans have a natural genetic need to take care of vulnerable little creatures. So God created pets.
46: 2014-07-08: RT @HLMenckenBot: Any man who inflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood. #journalism
47: 2014-06-29: If a good or bad event occurs, humans are inclined to believe it will be repeated. See: @nytimes
48: 2014-06-14: Technology gives humanity the power to do the same stupid things faster and more destructively.
49: 2014-06-13: @HumanBeam Dear Ad Lady: Let me sum it up for you: Cats. Nothing else matters. #brandstrategy #itsnotthebirdaxis
50: 2014-06-10: You can't change human nature through government intervention. The most you can expect is to penalize or incentivize specific behavior
51: 2014-06-02: @HumanBeam It would, though, according to Thorstein Veblen.
52: 2014-05-26: Suspended-animation trials to begin on humans
53: 2014-05-20: RT @HumanBeam: Trust is the ultimate compliment.
54: 2014-05-15: Paranoia is everywhere. It exists wherever humans do. Paranoia is out to get you—and it will, unless you consciously defend against it.
55: 2014-04-29: Two paragons of virtue assail Norway's atrocious human rights record d via @washingtonpost
56: 2014-04-10: Don't be charmed by cultural differences or exotic-seeming places. It's just the same human bullshit in a different setting.
57: 2014-04-02: @HumanBeam That’s a lot of unseeing to do!
58: 2014-03-30: Humans are terrible lie detectors: @PsychologyTip
59: 2014-03-28: @HumanBeam Do we need to break you out of there, or are you good?
60: 2014-03-20: RT @Telegraph: "Humanity loves to guess the future. Unfortunately, we’re not very good at it." by @tomchivers
61: 2014-03-16: When predicting human behavior, don't expect long-term rational self-interest. Expect immediate ego protection.
62: 2014-03-14: Human Politics 101: When someone gets married or has a baby, you're supposed to say "Congratulations!" not "Are you insane?"
63: 2014-03-10: During most of human evolution, the penalty for stupidity was death and removal from the gene pool. I kinda miss those days!
64: 2014-03-02: RT @DolbyLama: Whether we follow a religious path or not, as human beings we all need to chill the fuck out.
65: 2014-02-19: @HumanBeam Ha! Pretty good show for flavored caramel-colored soda water.
66: 2014-02-18: RT @HumanBeam: My talking Tinder. This is what the internet was made for, people.
67: 2014-02-14: @HumanBeam Oh God I can't decide. Too many choices!
68: 2014-02-04: @HumanBeam Autobiography?
69: 2014-02-01: BBC World Service — your source for humanitarian crises 24/7. Only the locations change, not the news.
70: 2014-01-27: Primary human delusions:
71: 2014-01-19: RT @CackleClub: wealth reveals how truly dull the human mind can be when given unlimited choice
72: 2014-01-09: Tortured pup at the Oregon Humane Society (July 2012)
73: 2014-01-06: Initiative — the rare human skill of improving yourself or averting future problems without being directed by outside forces.
74: 2014-01-02: Human Politics 101: They can criticize their own family members, but you can't criticize them.
75: 2013-12-30: Human logic: It's your fault that I did this to myself.
76: 2013-12-29: Love is when I say: "Brains! I need living human brains!"
77: 2013-12-27: Humans are actors, wanting to fill a role provided for them. Few are capable of writing the play.
78: 2013-12-27: Where there are humans there is politics. You can't just say what you think. You have to gauge local sensitivities.
79: 2013-12-25: Throughout most of human history, stupidity was usually fatal. I kinda miss those days.
80: 2013-12-22: A fundamental human right: I am not obligated to follow in the footsteps of my ancestors.
81: 2013-12-22: Everything I know about human nature I learned from drug addicts.
82: 2013-12-16: Photographic Philosophy: The human eye does not see the world in 1080p. You confuse the eye if you try to give it too much detail.
83: 2013-12-16: My new photography tutorial: Single Human Focus: - A great photo can have only one star.
84: 2013-12-10: The main part of human politics is choosing what information to reveal and what to withhold.
85: 2013-12-05: @HumanBeam Everyone has that app! They just don't want to turn it on for fear of what it might tell them.
86: 2013-12-05: Dogs have human-like social needs but not much of a prefrontal cortex so no planning. They live in a permanent "now". Re: @barbarachai
87: 2013-12-03: Gay marriage is a step forward for human rights and a step backward into the Middle Ages for the damn fools getting married.
88: 2013-12-03: RT @HumanBeam: Live and learn but for best results, learn faster than you live.
89: 2013-11-22: RT @HumanBeam: Be glad you weren't born beautiful. The kind of beauty won thru talent, intelligence, willpower & kindness is far more compe…
90: 2013-11-22: RT @DostoevskyDaily: The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.
91: 2013-10-22: If I were a cannibal, I would eat only free-range humans that had been humanely treated before stewing, because I have a conscience.
92: 2013-10-21: "If at first you don't succeed, quit, quit at once." (cc @HumanBeam)
93: 2013-10-16: Pyromaniacs make the best firemen. (cc @HumanBeam)
94: 2013-10-15: @HumanBeam AKA, the Spamalot option.
95: 2013-10-09: Human relations is the study and management of individual personalities—like a zookeeper knowing his animals. Pet the koala, not the tiger.
96: 2013-10-08: Dysfunctional people deserve your compassion but not your time or attention. Just move them out of your world quickly and humanely.
97: 2013-10-07: @HumanBeam With your warm hearts and your hot chillies? But look what you've done...
98: 2013-10-07: @HumanBeam Ha! You Mexicans have never even SEEN ice. When you're surrounded by ice, breaking is the only way to do it.
99: 2013-10-04: @HumanBeam Cher. Bono. Beyonce. Madonna. Prince. Carmen.
100: 2013-09-27: @HumanBeam That's 38 years of delirium. Maybe you should get that looked at.
101: 2013-09-26: @HumanBeam You're delirious. You'll get over it.
102: 2013-09-24: Lie detection starts with knowing how humans work, how they react to things, so you can sense when someone's behavior is a little off.
103: 2013-09-17: All of human culture is skeuomorphic — reproducing useless features to maintain continuity with the past.
104: 2013-09-17: "Nothing is ever understood the way it was expressed." ~ @HumanBeam
105: 2013-08-29: Iams for Humans — guaranteed balanced nutrition in pellet form. I'd eat it! Would you?
106: 2013-08-26: If you want to know what it feels like to be totally at the mercy of another human being (or two), have a baby!
107: 2013-08-26: Humans and animals try to obtain quality by looking for signals that were associated with it in the past.
108: 2013-08-26: If the pig was farm-raised in a humane environment and fed only organic feed, that means the bacon is healthy for you, right?
109: 2013-08-25: The main aim of human relations is not to change people's attitudes or beliefs but merely to get the behavior you want from them.
110: 2013-08-15: When gifted with wealth, time or freedom, most humans will take actions to absorb the excess and neutralize its benefits.
111: 2013-08-02: Wake up and pee: the universal human experience.
112: 2013-07-17: "It's human nature to do what works until it stops working." @washingtonpost
113: 2013-06-28: Believe in solipsism at your own peril. Those illusions can bite! cc @HumanBeam
114: 2013-06-28: Young people making impulsive choices and paying for it with a lifetime of grief — the story of humanity.
115: 2013-06-24: "97 percent of humanity’s wealth was created in just the last 0.01 percent of our history.” #occupyhistory #deadpeopleunite
116: 2013-06-18: @HumanBeam That is so like you.
117: 2013-06-18: Buridan's ass = standard human behavior, wanting more from life but unable to take the initiative to decide.
118: 2013-06-12: Languages and flavors may differ around the world, but human needs and weaknesses are the same everywhere.
119: 2013-06-12: The most important lessons you learn in foreign travel are all ways humans are the same.
120: 2013-06-09: Santorini is overrun by bonded humans traveling in packs of two. Kind of pathetic sometimes. Can't they do anything alone?
121: 2013-05-05: @KelleyLPhoto Actually, you grew most of your human subjects as well!
122: 2013-05-02: With infinite mysteries and limitless lines of inquiry, science is the human politics of what gets investigated first.
123: 2013-04-24: @HumanBeam Incandescent or fluorescent? (My love is LED.)
124: 2013-04-23: RT @nytimes: Humans are good at playing, and it's key to our evolution
125: 2013-04-21: Most of humanity is living in the empty shell of past dreams, committed to a future that no longer works.
126: 2013-04-18: @HumanBeam Not MY internet!
127: 2013-04-17: @HumanBeam Depends upon the ice cream's state—liquid, solid or gel. I had no trouble with a tub of butter.
128: 2013-04-13: Attention UFO fans: The fact that something is secret does not imply aliens or conspiracies. There are plenty of human reasons for secrecy.
129: 2013-04-11: @HumanBeam If you're getting-lost addicted, you have to go ever greater extremes get your high.
130: 2013-04-06: @HumanBeam 608
131: 2013-04-05: Warning to the aliens: Don't expect intelligence in the first human you meet. You'll have to run through quite a few.
132: 2013-03-31: All over the planet, trillions of animals are pissing in the oceans and shitting on the land. Why do we need HazMat suits when humans do it?
133: 2013-03-22: RT @MailOnline: Think variety if the spice of life? Think again: Humans prefer to stick with things we know
134: 2013-03-15: @HumanBeam But do ask: "Will I be coming back?"
135: 2013-03-01: RT @HumanBeam: 'Gravity is a mistake.' —Institute for Centrifugal Research. Too awesome.
136: 2013-02-25: It is unfair to judge humanity on the actions of a few cruel ones, but you do have to be on guard for those miscreants.
137: 2013-02-21: @HumanBeam Meh! The photos are usually better than what you see in real life. (I know cuz I take the photos.)
138: 2013-02-09: The Weather Channel has started naming storms ("Nemo") so why not sell naming rights? via @HumanBeam
139: 2013-01-15: Regret is so painful in humans that they usually rearrange their belief system to make it go away.
140: 2013-01-11: Nature's way, as humans experienced it for most of their history, is a short and painful life.
141: 2013-01-10: Sugar was rare during human evolution. You had to fight for little bits of it. Now we pour it on in mass quantities! re @BadDalaiLama
142: 2013-01-09: Drugs are for amateurs. Reality is for pros. (cc @HumanBeam)
143: 2013-01-07: My finest anthropological specimen and clearest window into human delusion is my younger self.
144: 2013-01-07: According to Lustig, all sugar and starch can make you fat, but only fructose makes your liver fat. Human fois de gras!
145: 2012-12-28: @HumanBeam Object permanence allows to see that its the same object anyway.
146: 2012-12-28: Human relations is a minefield of ego sensitivities. Whatever you say, it is bound to offend somebody who has invested in the opposite.
147: 2012-12-23: Education trains humanity's technicians and engineers, not its leaders and creators.
148: 2012-12-15: West Virginians — A proud people! Larger than life. Testing how much adipose tissue can be attached to the human frame.
149: 2012-12-10: Film Facts of Life: In every frame, the human eye is drawn to one part of the screen. Know where that place is and do your best work there.
150: 2012-12-10: Any human can respond to demands. Very few are proactive, with the initiative to explore the world and solve problems before they happen.
151: 2012-12-08: RT @KilroyCafe: When trying to understand the irrational behavior of humans, there are no better research subjects than your own family ...
152: 2012-12-04: The cat-human deal: We shelter them; they catch mice. The reality: We feed them; mice do what they want. Where did this marriage go wrong?
153: 2012-12-03: The cat has been perfectly designed by thousands of years of evolution to look adorable to humans and get them to feed it.
154: 2012-11-29: The main human defect: claiming to want something but consistently taking actions that assure it will never happen.
155: 2012-11-18: The human lifespan? This neat image comes from a business article but has wider applications.
156: 2012-11-17: Almost every human behavior is a covert operation. Our real motivation for doing it is different than the cover story we give to others.
157: 2012-11-12: Humanity may be getting dumber due to lack of natural selection, but smart people will still mate and produce islands of intellect.
158: 2012-11-12: Humanity reached its intellectual peak millennia ago and is now on the genetic downswing.
159: 2012-11-10: The magical power of the human brain is being able to compare a massive risk to a trivial one and think they're just about the same.
160: 2012-11-09: Nomophobia — Terror of the modern age! (via @HumanBeam)
161: 2012-11-09: .@KelleyLPhoto is my favorite photographer on the internets! Her photos are so simple and human, using whatever is in front of her.
162: 2012-11-05: RT @aristosophy: "Childbirth"?? What, like, retweeting an entire human being???
163: 2012-10-29: A cow can regurgitate her last meal and chew it some more. Humans do the same with memories, recalling past events and reprocessing them.
164: 2012-10-28: Hypothesis: For a strong immune system and better health, use public restrooms, travel a lot and seek random human contact.
165: 2012-10-27: A universal human law in both individuals and civilizations: When excess resources are available, they will be used to build monuments.
166: 2012-10-11: The first rule of human diplomacy is to keep quiet about what you know if it is only going to upset people and not accomplish anything.
167: 2012-10-08: RT @KilroyCafe: Among adult humans, curiosity is rare. They may notice an alien presence in their environment, but they won't change cou ...
168: 2012-10-03: RT @KilroyCafe: The rarest and most valuable of all human abilities is being relevant to the topic at hand.
169: 2012-09-30: RT @HumanBeam: The passive-aggression is coming from INSIDE THE PHONE!
170: 2012-09-28: Remember when Doc Brown used a banana peel to fuel his DeLorean? The human body is like that, running on very little.
171: 2012-09-25: pruning — One of the most important human skills. Not just taking on new possessions, obligations and interests, but getting rid of them.
172: 2012-09-21: "Imported" used to have a cachet to it. Now it only counts if the source country has a better human rights record than yours.
173: 2012-09-08: @HumanBeam @ladyfriday For special service, be sure to say Mr. Bad sent you.
174: 2012-09-08: Essential human truth: People want predictions but don't really care if they are accurate.
175: 2012-09-08: @HumanBeam See @LadyFriday
176: 2012-09-04: A dog is smart enough to stop eating when he's no longer hungry. Humans generally aren't.
177: 2012-09-04: RT @HumanBeam: Some people are more work than they're worth. Don't be those people.
178: 2012-08-29: Human Social Etiquette 101: Upon entering a public restroom, check for presence of urinals. EXIT RAPIDLY if inconsistent with your gender.
179: 2012-08-25: As a photographer, I like color, the more the better. B+W looks phony and deliberately artsy because the human eye doesn't see that way.
180: 2012-08-25: Throughout most of history, humans thrived in a wide range of temperatures with minimal heat and no A/C. Our bodies are built to take it!
181: 2012-08-23: RT @ScienceDaily: Roots of human self-awareness: New study points to a complex, diffuse patchwork of brain pathways: A research te... ht ...
182: 2012-08-21: RT @WSJ: In Puerto Rico, iguanas outnumber humans. To battle the problem, authorities have a new plan: eat them.
183: 2012-08-17: RT @HumanBeam: No point in playing games where nobody wins.
184: 2012-08-17: RT @HumanBeam: Shopping is ok. Rejoicing in all the things you don't need is even better.
185: 2012-08-05: RT @KilroyCafe: The law doesn't really solve problems, merely redistributes them. Only human judgment, rooted in the moment, can solve p ...
186: 2012-07-31: RT @KilroyCafe: Humans are creatures of inertia. Whatever they are doing they are likely to keep doing until forced into another path.
187: 2012-07-29: Likes her belly rubbed (Oregon Humane Society, an hour ago)
188: 2012-07-29: RT @KilroyCafe: The typical human, upon gaining relative wealth, constructs a temple to himself called a "home" in which he is entombed ...
189: 2012-07-21: Humans are natural hoarders, saving up resources for lean times that never come. The best way to defeat it is have no space to hoard in.
190: 2012-07-05: Inertia says a body tends to keep moving in the same direction unless force is applied to change it. This is especially true with humans.
191: 2012-07-05: Most humans are highly passive, responding to events but rarely initiating them.
192: 2012-07-05: Initiative is the ability to initiate meaningful actions on ones own and not simply respond to outside demands. It is rare in humans.
193: 2012-07-05: Coevolution of dogs and humans: We changed them, but did they also change us?
194: 2012-07-05: If you are moving ahead with one mind and in one direction, you are already ahead of 99% of humanity.
195: 2012-07-05: Much of human behavior consists of throwing obstacles in ones own path which then have to be overcome.
196: 2012-07-05: Medical science SEEMS to be an improvement for humanity, until you consider the systemic effects.
197: 2012-07-05: RT @LizTheCatgirl: @BadDalaiLama They're stretching the boundaries of human knowledge. I don't see how you can possibly take issue with ...
198: 2012-06-30: The main perceptual defect of most humans is they can't handle fractions. Everything is either all good or all bad.
199: 2012-06-30: Age gives you more data points for understanding human behavior, whereas in youth you can only speculate on how people should behave.
200: 2012-06-29: RT @rigobertomeza: "@BadDalaiLama: Perros persiguiendo carros—modelo perfecto de actitud humana. Luchando por conseguir algo sin idea de ...
201: 2012-06-28: Dogs chasing cars—a perfect model for human behavior. Struggling to attain something but not having a clue what to do once you get it.
202: 2012-06-14: RT @KilroyCafe: Government: giving secure employment to incompetents since the dawn of human history.
203: 2012-06-09: RT @KilroyCafe: The greatest asset — and deepest flaw — of humans is their willingness to follow others and accept the assumptions they ...
204: 2012-06-09: Left to his own devices, the human will engage in repetitive, non-productive activities that give his life an illusion of substance.
205: 2012-06-08: The human body is 50 trillion cells organized in 78 organs and 1000s of perfectly tuned systems ruled, in most cases, by an idiot.
206: 2012-06-04: There isn't any human on Earth who isn't struggling with addiction in some form.
207: 2012-06-02: Luxury costs more than just money. It isolates you from the rest of humanity, and it usually makes life more complicated, not easier.
208: 2012-06-01: The few humans who can think ahead can easily exploit the others by setting up casinos, credit card companies and religious institutions.
209: 2012-06-01: Religion was essential to the survival of ancient humans because it was the way instructions were passed between generations.
210: 2012-06-01: Ancient humans survived by following the mystical rituals of their elders. They didn't have to personally think ahead.
211: 2012-06-01: The vast majority of humans cannot comprehend future costs, only current desires.
212: 2012-06-01: The vast majority of humanity cannot handle the temptations of a credit card—which is how credit card companies make most of their money.
213: 2012-06-01: Such simple analytical skills as "planning ahead" are more the exception than the rule in human behavior.
214: 2012-06-01: Modern humans are genetically identical to hunter-gatherers of 10,000 years ago, so don't be surprised if your fellow man is a troglodyte.
215: 2012-05-22: Pedophile priests, arsonist firemen, homosexual homophobes... Human motivation is often a denial of something inside that comes out anyway.
216: 2012-05-21: Money provides the backbone structure of human society. It may be cruel and unjust, but take it away and you have anarchy.
217: 2012-05-19: The most powerful factor in human behavior is inertia—the tendency to keep doing what you are doing now regardless of its results.
218: 2012-05-18: RT @HumanBeam: "My life is better than yours."
219: 2012-05-17: Addiction treatment does not work. — Understand why and you'll have powerful insight into human behavior.
220: 2012-05-15: catastrophology — n. the study of how human systems collapse and the stupid things people do to hasten it.
221: 2012-05-14: If your fellow human acts like a caveman, just accept it. A short time ago we were all cavemen, and many aren't suited for the transition.
222: 2012-05-12: Humans have a "psychological immune system"—an instinctive fear of "germs" that may have saved our ancestors but can cripple us today.
223: 2012-05-08: Human society is, by nature, a culture of secrets. There can be no business, diplomacy, competition or social order without them.
224: 2012-05-07: @notatooter Thanks! I follow-back all sentient humans who follow me (but I don't actually read all those tweets).
225: 2012-05-03: Blaming "the media" or "society" for human behavior is no more effective than cursing Zeus for the weather.
226: 2012-05-03: People blame "the media" for dysfunctional human behavior. The media, in turn, say they're only giving people what they're eager to buy.
227: 2012-05-02: If you killed all animals that transmit diseases to humans, you'd have to kill humans too because they're the worst offenders.
228: 2012-04-27: Human intelligence has little to do with computational capacity. It is more how one manages ones emotions.
229: 2012-04-27: This GPS voice is so pleasant and human that I take little detours just so she'll talk to me. I think she likes me!
230: 2012-04-18: .@anakron I still have my iPhone, which takes pretty good photos, just not active human shots. 2 hours til reception opens.
231: 2012-04-09: Human perception is not a photographic process but one of evaluation and reduction.
232: 2012-04-09: RT @dramapad: @BadDalaiLama I like the theory that the human brain is optimal in a deep sense. Do you have further info about this? (Res ...
233: 2012-04-09: There is no "free energy" in the human brain. Any chemical enhancement of mood results in a loss somewhere else.
234: 2012-04-09: Chemical enhancement of human performance is a myth.
235: 2012-04-04: The main danger of marriage—or any reliable human relationship—is that it gives people a crutch to avoid dealing with their own problems.
236: 2012-04-03: Humans have the unique ability to perceive patterns where none exist and pass that "knowledge" on to others.
237: 2012-04-02: RT @MailOnline: Human beings were using fire a million years ago - 300,000 years earlier than previously thought
238: 2012-04-01: Happiness is a dog/cat/human sleeping soundly on my bed, slowly pushing me off.
239: 2012-03-31: Drugs destroy lives, but another addiction affects more of humanity and wastes far more resources: entertainment!
240: 2012-03-29: Humans make bad life choices mainly because they can't draw their eyes from appearances to what lies underneath.
241: 2012-03-29: Humans are easily swayed by the surface appearance of things. They rarely look at inner workings.
242: 2012-03-29: Curious how people want to know who stars in a movie but not who wrote or directed it. This illustrates a key human perceptual flaw.
243: 2012-03-27: Most of evolution—and human behavior—is wasted on stupid competitions that benefit no one in the long run.
244: 2012-03-23: Most human activity is like dogs chasing cars: a fevered pursuit of things that can't be obtained.
245: 2012-03-22: Decent, responsible people are fading from the gene pool due to the overwhelming human sexual preference for flashy jackasses.
246: 2012-03-20: .@willwork4food I'll refrain from racial profiling humans, but I'll do it for dogs, lions, gorillas, snakes... My survival depends on it.
247: 2012-03-14: Human perception is a process of emotional evaluation. You are constantly asking, "How is this relevant to me?"
248: 2012-03-11: If Iams made food for humans—complete and balanced nutrition in pellet form—would you eat it?
249: 2012-03-07: The only sustainable meaning in life comes from a humanitarian mission.
250: 2012-03-06: Humans are horrible at risk management. They obsess over trivial threats while the big ones walk in the front door.
251: 2012-03-05: Behind every recurring human problem, there is a dysfunctional mechanism that created it and sustains it.
252: 2012-02-20: Human biological fecundity is inversely related to intellectual capacity, in tragic defiance of traditional Darwinism.
253: 2012-02-18: The family you grew up in is a fantastic place to study human nature. Where else do you have access to such intimate and longitudinal data?
254: 2012-02-18: RT @brainpicker: Elizabeth Gilbert on what philosopher Schopenhauer's "porcupine dilemma" reveals about human relationships ...
255: 2012-02-11: The most common error of human planning is to take a temporary thrill and try to make it permanent.
256: 2012-02-06: Super Bowl Sunday is a humble time to reflect on the vast wasted human potential of the millions of people watching it.
257: 2012-02-05: This rare book (circa 1979) is the most valuable guide to human behavior on Earth, ahead of even the DSM.
258: 2012-02-02: It's easy to pick up a 1-ton bull! Start with a 50-pound calf and pick it up every day as it grows... A key human delusion!
259: 2012-01-31: A single human male produces enough sperm to inseminate every human female on Earth. (Collecting child support is a different matter.)
260: 2012-01-31: The human body is based on an agreement among cells to play by the rules and stop growing when requested. When one resists, you have cancer.
261: 2012-01-29: Humans have the unique ability to believe an assertion that is contrary to observed fact based only on the word of others.
262: 2012-01-29: RT @MichaelNagib: To those valuing #Facebook at $100bn , do you know that we only have 7bn living humans on the whole earth ?? #FacebookIPO
263: 2012-01-26: You can study a human problem from afar, but you can only really know it by going there and seeing the dynamic for yourself.
264: 2012-01-16: Unlike other animals, humans wear their sexual apparatus right out front, both obvious and vulnerable. No wonder we insist on clothes!
265: 2012-01-16: Take away clothes and sexual attraction and the human body is this weird, furless, gangly contraption. If I were an alien, I'd go "Eeeeek!"
266: 2012-01-16: Turns out there's nothing LESS erotic than a nude beach. It's human morphology, nothing more.
267: 2012-01-14: To understand human behavior—and your own—you have to understand the Personality Disorders. They are a part of each of us.
268: 2012-01-01: Why think about human suffering when you can watch happy shows on TV?
269: 2011-12-29: Human field observation: Little boys can't dance with each other. Any attempt turns into play fighting.
270: 2011-12-23: Luxury Marketing Ploy #8: Sanitary presentation wiped clean of any imperfection or human weakness.
271: 2011-12-23: The most basic flaw of human perception is judging a product by its packaging.
272: 2011-12-22: If ETs came to Earth, Dr. Steven Greer is the LAST human I would want representing my race. HE IS NOT AN AUTHORIZED EARTH SPOKESPERSON!
273: 2011-12-14: Initiative is rare in humans — seeing a problem or opportunity and doing something about it without being forced.
274: 2011-12-14: For learning about addiction, mental illness, personality and human delusional systems there is no finer laboratory than a failed romance.
275: 2011-12-07: Discretion is the cornerstone of human relationships.
276: 2011-12-06: The most frightening thing about alien contact is that we, as humans, would be totally incapable of a coordinated planetary response to it.
277: 2011-12-05: Narcissism is an endemic human condition made malignant by parents who coddle their child and fail to set boundaries.
278: 2011-12-05: The curse of narcissists is having poor human radar, so they can't tell who's authentic and who's out to con them.
279: 2011-11-30: If slogans really change human behavior, then we should erect signs every few feet along the highway: "Always Drive Safely!"
280: 2011-11-29: If there were no limit on the human lifespan, power would become entrenched and we would be even more wasteful of time than we already are.
281: 2011-11-29: Humans are natural hoarders, genetically programmed to stockpile resources for lean times. Once, it was essential, now dysfunctional.
282: 2011-11-29: The only flaw in the previous photo is a lack of scale. Without a tiny human in the photo, you can't measure the waves or cliffs.
283: 2011-11-26: Internet technology is a "brain prosthetic", extending ones sensory reach but not replacing the human skills of intellect and judgment.
284: 2011-11-24: Humans are horrible at risk management. They obsess over highly unlikely risks while ignoring the ones that really get them.
285: 2011-11-22: I slept much better once I determined that I was a human, inherently more valuable than other species, and kicked the dog off the bed.
286: 2011-11-21: Movies and TV shows may be influential, but for viral infection of the human soul, nothing matches a song.
287: 2011-11-15: Fine hotels and elegant homes are like plastic bubbles, isolating you from the rest of humanity.
288: 2011-11-15: The main tragedy of modern humanity: The most fecund are the least equipped.
289: 2011-11-14: Every photo needs a human reference point or it has no meaning.
290: 2011-11-11: Any art divorced from human purpose eventually turns to tedium.
291: 2011-10-27: The totalitarian regime of China has accomplished a humanitarian goal no democracy could pull off: regulate births.
292: 2011-10-25: As a field guide to the humans, pick up the DSM. Understand the personality disorders and you'll know a lot about how people work.
293: 2011-10-23: So how long is childhood in humans? 16 years? 21 years? 30 years? I'm now saying 50.
294: 2011-10-23: Intelligence in humans doesn't just spring from the genome. It has to be nurtured by a ridiculously long childhood.
295: 2011-10-16: Technology may have exploded in our lifetime, but human politics and behavior have not changed since Roman times.
296: 2011-10-16: The zoo on Rigel Seven found their human specimens were easily controlled by giving them television and freedom to change the channels.
297: 2011-10-06: ...humans have been enslaved to computer intelligence, it will be found, in the heart of the universal memory core...
298: 2011-10-03: Philosophy from the Yukon! An interesting video of mine from 1 year ago, newly stabilized. "Human Feedback Systems"
299: 2011-09-18: Human birth is a miracle. The question is whether you are truly equipped and qualified to wield that miracle yourself.
300: 2011-09-17: Pets provide the emotional sensations of a human relationship with very little risk or content.
301: 2011-09-16: It is the nature of humans to worry about the amenities aboard ship while paying little heed to where the ship is going.
302: 2011-09-16: Belief, in humans, is formed by emotional convenience. Arguments are then assembled to support the belief.
303: 2011-09-05: The first skill of human relations is testing and evaluating personalities, determining what an individual can do what what they can't.
304: 2011-09-02: There's not much satisfaction in fighting the great sea of human irrationality. Better to build your own island of sanity within it.
305: 2011-09-01: The hardest test of human judgment is distinguishing prudence from paranoia.
306: 2011-09-01: Humans make two kinds of fundamental errors: 1) assuming current conditions will go on forever and 2) overreacting to perceived threats.
307: 2011-09-01: You can't blame droughts or economic downturns for the sorry state of human affairs. You should blame human hubris in the good times.
308: 2011-09-01: The world will change. What makes it disastrous is when humans haves pegged their lives to the previous state if affairs.
309: 2011-08-13: Both animal and human behavior are inherently unpredictable. A creature will eat and achieve other key goals but in its own mysterious way.
310: 2011-08-07: An ancient icon of human communication, rediscovered in the outback of Oregon.
311: 2011-07-31: RT @Kurt_Vonnegut: Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
312: 2011-07-29: Just saw the movie "Cowboys and Aliens". SPOILER ALERT: Cowboys win, humanity is saved! (although things were looking grim for a while)
313: 2011-07-24: Humans live well beyond the age of breeding for good reason: Grannies help us survive. Daily Mail:
314: 2011-07-24: With 7 billion humans, it follows there will be murders, terrorist attacks, tragic deaths every day. Do we have to keep up with all of them?
315: 2011-07-19: Hosteling: Not only do you pay less; you usually get MORE services (kitchen, wifi) and great human experiences you can't find at the Hilton.
316: 2011-07-16: You could say that every human belief is a delusion. Perhaps, but some delusions match the data better than others.
317: 2011-07-13: Hoarding made perfect sense in most of human history, when every scrap of string was precious.
318: 2011-07-13: The limiting rule of hoarders—and indeed most humans—is that ones possessions will expand to fill whatever storage space is available.
319: 2011-07-13: People are attached to their possessions in the same way as their limbs. Tools are essential to human survival, so we guard them jealously.
320: 2011-07-13: Humans are generically programmed hoarders, like a squirrel saving nuts for a winter that never comes.
321: 2011-07-11: The main purpose of human interaction is not to change someone's attitudes or beliefs but to get the behavior you want from them.
322: 2011-07-09: RT @exurban I just realized the core of your observations is the human inability to be objective. <== That's the core of most of my tweets!
323: 2011-07-09: RT @exurban: @BadDalaiLama I just realized the core of your observations is the human inability to be objective.
324: 2011-07-08: Autism and Borderline Disorder are the two main axes of human personality. One is logic without emotion, the other emotion without logic.
325: 2011-07-08: #### End. This has been a live-tweeted essay: "The End of Human Evolution?"
326: 2011-07-08: Evolution does not stand still. As long as humans breed, they are fulfilling its destiny. However, it is not one evolution but many.
327: 2011-07-08: As human breeds diverge, there will be growing walls between them. One species will listen to NPR, the other to Howard Stern.
328: 2011-07-08: Race is no longer a barrier to human breeding, but intelligence still is. We are still conscious of "marrying below ones station" in skills.
329: 2011-07-08: The many varieties of dogs are the result of selective human breeding. In coming centuries, human breeds may be similarly distinct.
330: 2011-07-07: Musicians tend to breed with other musicians, scientists with other scientists. Over time, this will yield many distinct human sub-species.
331: 2011-07-07: Human evolution has not ended. It has simply bifurcated, with smart lineages getting smarter and dumb ones getting dumber.
332: 2011-07-07: If dumb people breed more prodigiously than smart people, has human evolution stopped? Not necessarily. ...
333: 2011-07-07: Childhood in humans is the longest among the animals for a reason: It allows complex cultural programming that aids survival.
334: 2011-07-04: Google knows How to build search systems. It is mildly autistic regarding the human world.
335: 2011-07-04: I prefer cold weather over hot. It's easier to get warm than keep cool. (Speaking also for the human species, which is why we lack fur.)
336: 2011-06-27: Digital animation can do some amazing things, but it is nowhere close to reproducing the subtleties of the human voice.
337: 2011-06-27: Much human effort is wasted on microscopic issues that don't make a difference to the thing being sought.
338: 2011-06-27: Music evolved as a system of language learning. Humans basically sing to each other when they speak.
339: 2011-06-25: While total openness sounds nice in principle, no function of humanity can operate in that environment.
340: 2011-06-25: The most expressive instrument is the cello, especially in the hands of @xtinewu. Like a doleful human voice.
341: 2011-06-17: The "behavioral immune system" explains much irrational human behavior.
342: 2011-06-17: Alien-imposed birth control should be released only when the humans prove they can procreate responsibly.
343: 2011-06-17: The aliens, with their advanced technology, should be able to prevent human reproduction, perhaps by disabling sperm or neutralizing libido.
344: 2011-06-17: I have only one request of the aliens: Sterilize the human race until they implement a credible parental licensing program.
345: 2011-05-31: Human brain is limited to 150 friends Interview via @brainpicker
346: 2011-05-14: RT @AtheistQ: "Unthinking faith is a curious offering to be made to the creator of the human mind."
347: 2011-05-13: A book author wants to quote from our 2006 article on human motivation: "Why Do People Do What They Do?" Not bad!
348: 2011-05-12: If someone throws something at you and you duck, that's not initiative; that's reaction. Most human behavior is like that.
349: 2011-05-12: Most human behavior is either repetition of a past pattern or reaction to events of the outside world. Initiative is extremely rare.
350: 2011-05-12: The rarest human skill is motivation—the ability to independently initiate an action.
351: 2011-05-07: RT @Kurt_Vonnegut: Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
352: 2011-05-05: How many people really know how to think? Only a tiny portion of the human population. The rest merely react to their environment.
353: 2011-05-01: We don't need demons, devils and supernatural monsters. Humans can do evil just fine on their own!
354: 2011-04-29: Through no fault of your own, you have extraordinary advantages over the rest of humanity. The question is, will you use them?
355: 2011-04-27: Human-powered gyroscopicly stabilized mobility device. (See bicycle.)
356: 2011-04-27: Movies usually offer an optimistic view of human change. The odds may be stacked against the hero, but he'll find a way to overcome them.
357: 2011-04-18: Jerusalem is testament to the human willingness to believe in whatever system you were born into.
358: 2011-04-17: Human suffering is everywhere. It is hypocritical to respond to it when it's visible but not when you know it's just out of view.
359: 2011-04-14: Humans are overwhelming religious because it must have had some survival benefit in our past.
360: 2011-04-14: Without the ability believe the unbelievable, humans would not blindly follow their elders and learning would not be transmitted.
361: 2011-04-14: Religion and religious faith are not a deviation in human intellectual development; they are an essential part of it.
362: 2011-04-14: Human children accept the words of their elders as truth, even if those words are absurd and counterintuitive, as with religion.
363: 2011-04-14: Humans differ from apes not in learning ability, per se, but in the ability to take instruction.
364: 2011-04-14: Human children are kept small so they don't appear as threats to adults.
365: 2011-04-14: Heifers reach full size in 2 years; humans take at least 16. Nature must hold them back to allow more time for brain development.
366: 2011-04-14: "Manic-depression" is a recurring cycle in all areas of human endeavor: expansive exuberance leading to a painful crash.
367: 2011-04-06: FYI: His Holiness the Bad Dalai Lama does not speak out of his ass! He has personal experience in most of the human folly he talks about.
368: 2011-04-02: Language Police: "cowboy" is sexist to both human and animal. Use "cattleperson" or "cattle management professional".
369: 2011-04-02: Many animals can learn, but only humans can be coaxed into believing in something they've never seen based on words alone.
370: 2011-03-30: Regret is possibly the most painful human emotion, and people will do anything to avoid it.
371: 2011-03-30: The sunk cost fallacy is not just a quirk of human behavior but one of its main forces. We all tend to stick with our investments.
372: 2011-03-27: "The false view of human nature is that we are rational individuals who respond in straightforward ways to incentives."
373: 2011-03-27: Humans are motivated by (1) protection of the ego and (2) pleasing or impressing others. Reason is only a distant third.
374: 2011-03-26: RT @kellybutler12: News flash! Humans ruled by emotions. via @flowchainsensei
375: 2011-03-26: The social focus of humans allows learning to be passed from one generation to the next but generally blocks self-learning.
376: 2011-03-26: Humans are social creatures, doing things mainly for the approval of others, not for their own reward.
377: 2011-03-26: Those who would abolish education fail to grasp the inertia of the average human, who wouldn't learn to read if it wasn't forced on him.
378: 2011-03-19: Vienna sausages are approximately the equivalent of dog food for humans.
379: 2011-03-14: @lolahayes "information overload is stronger than ever." <== Because humans get addicted to info, like cocaine. You can never get enough!
380: 2011-03-14: The normal condition of humanity is suffering, but only a tiny portion of it gets onto CNN.
381: 2011-03-12: @krd_metalgirl "I will bite You while hugging, Its a trap ;)" <== I think you're really a human who's just PRETENDING to be a zombie.
382: 2011-03-12: @krd_metalgirl "The Zombie needs a Hug." <== Are you going to be a zombie or not? Zombies don't do hugs. That's a human thing!
383: 2011-03-12: Disasters offer the TV viewer colorful entertainment without the complication of human politics.
384: 2011-03-10: "The human sex drive is certainly a powerful force—when denied—but the promises it makes are illusory and unfulfillable." {ibid}
385: 2011-03-10: Human child rearing is a huge undertaking requiring (in nature) two dedicated parents. Something powerful must hold them together.
386: 2011-03-09: The natural human tendency is to evaluate something by its surface characteristics rather than the underlying systems that make it work.
387: 2011-03-09: Leeches, predators and parasites—the human vampires who will drain you alive if you let them. Just get away!
388: 2011-03-08: Current human breeding trends suggest a bifurcated evolutionary system, where dumb breed with dumb and bright with bright. {ibid}
389: 2011-03-08: Our archive essay {11/17}: "The Crisis of Human Evolution"
390: 2011-03-08: The zoo on Rigel Seven found their human specimens were easily controlled by giving them television and freedom to change the channels.
391: 2011-03-07: Essential for any literate human is to know the names and numbers of the L.A. freeways and the impact of a SigAlert on any one of them.
392: 2011-03-06: Entertainment is a business model designed to generate profit and absorb human resources without actually accomplishing anything.
393: 2011-03-04: @PoulsNocturne "Always in my head...fucking all the time. Why?” <== Omnipresent sexual fantasies. Common in the human species.
394: 2011-03-03: Fame and money provide no immunity to human weakness.
395: 2011-02-26: Human behavior isn't about solving problems. It's about protecting the ego—which can be done by solving problems or by obscuring them.
396: 2011-02-24: If you want to understand human behavior, come to Las Vegas and eavesdrop on gamblers taking about their gambling.
397: 2011-02-20: Inertia is the human tendency to do the same things in the same way. We all get addicted to it, even when we think we're changing.
398: 2011-02-20: Your most fundamental human right—and responsibility—is to regulate your own personal economy.
399: 2011-02-03: Experimenting with Photomatix HDR on a human subject.
400: 2011-02-01: The main human deception is talk masquerading as action.
401: 2011-02-01: The human brain is a holistic processing system, seeking higher-level patterns in the data. Where computers see bytes, we hear music.
402: 2011-01-28: In Egypt, they can't Twitter, they can't Facebook... OH, THE HUMANITY!!!
403: 2011-01-26: Entertainment is society's most popular drug, neutralizing more human resources than all chemical drugs combined.
404: 2011-01-23: The Handicap Principle says that animals (and humans) may accept an ostentatious burden to prove their fitness. E.g. a peacock's feathers.
405: 2011-01-23: All mammals have teats but only humans have fatty breasts. They're a product of our upright posture, an eye-level signal of fertility.
406: 2011-01-20: Now we know what human ashes look like! RT @RotimiKuforiji: Burglars snort dead man—thinking his ashes are cocaine.
407: 2011-01-20: Will human consciousness ever be transferrable to a computer? Meh! Not bloody likely! via @quora
408: 2011-01-17: Cyborgs may take over the world, but that's not machine intelligence, only a human brain with more peripherals.
409: 2011-01-17: In a post-Singularity world humans will become slaves to a system none of them controls—just like today!
410: 2011-01-17: The saboteurs of the Prime Directive were the Cardassians, who refused to obey it, and the humans, who ignored it earlier in their history.
411: 2011-01-17: His Holiness meets with the ambassador from Rigel-5, a non-humanoid species.
412: 2011-01-14: Machiavelli had something right: Behind every human enterprise are hidden systems, separate from the noble sentiments people express.
413: 2011-01-11: All human behavior is predictable in retrospect: A+B=C. The problem is predicting it in advance, when you don't know which A and B to use.
414: 2011-01-11: @lolahayesHuman behavior at large is fairly predictable” <== Only in retrospect.
415: 2011-01-11: .@lolahayes "An analyst expects Verizon to sign up 9.6m iPhone users..." <== How can any "analyst" know what human behavior will be?
416: 2011-01-08: In the Civil War, the South's slavery was soundly beaten by the North's sweatshop labor. Victory for human rights?
417: 2011-01-07: The only thing about music that has to be "real" is the human voice. Everything else can be computer generated.
418: 2011-01-07: RT @sciencedaily: Lice DNA study shows humans first wore clothes 170,000 years ago: A new study following the evolution of lice sh... ht ...
419: 2011-01-05: The human body doesn't care about cuisine, only about the aggregate chemical products in the stomach. Cuisine is a vanity of the mind.
420: 2011-01-05: Humans evolved on a diet of cooked, high-density food, not just nuts and berries. "Back to nature" means whale blubber, suet and kidney pie.
421: 2011-01-04: Note on human protocol: "How are you?" is intended as an idiomatic greeting only. No one really wants to hear about your problems.
422: 2011-01-01: Bah! The only REAL holidays are the equinoxes, solstices and eclipses. All our values went mushy with the end of human sacrifice.
423: 2010-12-30: The two human errors of planning are a) not planning at all (impulsivity) and b) overplanning for a permanent future one can't possibly see.
424: 2010-12-30: Show me a pot legalization advocate and I'll show you someone trying to justify his own use. Concern for humanity has little to do with it.
425: 2010-12-30: Human nakedness (lack of fur) suggests that getting rid of heat was more important to our survival than keeping warm.
426: 2010-12-27: UFO evidence that seems clear at the beginning turns muddy upon closer examination. Damn humans keep getting in the way!
427: 2010-12-18: No human can obey every law and regulation. It's not possible and still get things done. You must decide which rules to comply with and why.
428: 2010-12-18: @laurenahayes "Inspecting/critiquing/digesting is the new seeing/observing/accepting" <== Alas, the human brain only does the former.
429: 2010-12-18: One human year is equivalent to 7 dog years or 26 Zuckerberg years.
430: 2010-12-17: The purpose of sex, in humans, is not just procreation but bonding, to encourage partners to stay together for child rearing.
431: 2010-12-17: Humans have far more sex than necessary for procreation. Females enjoy it even when not in estrus. Why?
432: 2010-12-17: To walk down the street of any busy city is to witness a thousand forms of human slavery.
433: 2010-12-17: If you doubt the potential speed of evolution, look at the many breeds of dogs, mostly created by human selection within historical times.
434: 2010-12-17: Dogs live in a perpetual "now". Humans live in the past or future but hardly ever in the now.
435: 2010-12-15: Cats, like humans, are not easily trained, but if you put out food, they will come, and you can set conditions on giving it.
436: 2010-12-13: For learning about philosophy, personality, mental illness and human delusional systems there is no finer laboratory than a failed romance.
437: 2010-12-13: "One of the human mind's chief preoccupations is prediction." WSJ via @NewMindMirror
438: 2010-12-12: Why do you need civil rights? Because law enforcement will always be a flawed human operation with a built-in bias toward guilt.
439: 2010-12-06: Discretion is the cornerstone of human relationships.
440: 2010-11-29: If slogans really change human behavior, then we should erect signs every mile along the highway: "Always Drive Safely!"
441: 2010-11-29: If there were no limit on the human lifespan, power would become entrenched and we would be even more wasteful of time than we already are.
442: 2010-11-28: Humans are natural hoarders, genetically programmed to stockpile resources for lean times. Once, it was essential, now dysfunctional.
443: 2010-11-24: Video Essay #9: Human Feedback Systems: - From an abandoned roadhouse in the Yukon Territory. Free tour at end!
444: 2010-11-18: The current trend of human evolution favors those of low intelligence and poor impulse control who procreate irresponsibly.
445: 2010-11-18: Blog entry: "The Crisis of Human Evolution" - While the dumb get dumber, the smart get smarter.
446: 2010-11-13: The human body is only the physical avatar of ones virtual personality.
447: 2010-11-04: Humans are natural hoarders, jealously guarding their possessions and stockpiling resources. It was functional for the cave but not today.
448: 2010-11-04: As the brain deteriorates, humans revert to their natural animal behavior of saving old containers and bits of string for future use.
449: 2010-11-04: Scenery is meaningless without human context.
450: 2010-11-03: Humanity is governed by inertia—the tendency to repeat the same behavior regardless of whether it is effective.
451: 2010-10-27: There is hardly any product you can buy that doesn't involve some form of human or animal exploitation.
452: 2010-10-23: A common affliction of humans (especially the male) is to dwell on technical minutia while completely missing the big picture.
453: 2010-10-23: The most powerful human emotion is regret—inner shame for ones own mistakes. Grief doesn't go on forever, but regret can!
454: 2010-10-21: Lying is costly and should be avoided, but that doesn't mean you should reveal everything you know. Human politics demand discretion.
455: 2010-10-19: Most humans will willingly accept imprisonment in exchange for the approval of their family and society.
456: 2010-10-16: No matter how technologically complex the world may become, it will always be dominated by the stupid mistakes of human ego.
457: 2010-10-16: Most human behavior is simply inaccessible to words. You can't talk people into changing. You can only bite back when they go too far.
458: 2010-10-14: Separating humans from apes is not just the ability to learn but the ability to be taught—to blindly trust the wisdom of teachers.
459: 2010-10-10: The ultimate test of any law or public policy is how human behavior actually responds to it.
460: 2010-10-06: Revolution, in most of human history, is a bloody battle to replace one form of oppression with another.
461: 2010-09-21: Scientists are driven by the blind religious faith that more knowledge is always better, a belief not supported by human history.
462: 2010-09-20: The greatest wasters of human potential are poverty, war, political repression, drugs and spectator sports.
463: 2010-09-19: Technology does not solve the problems of humanity. It merely redistributes them.
464: 2010-09-18: The main goal of human relations is not to convince people you are right but to get the behavior you want from them.
465: 2010-09-17: RT @DalaiLama: There must be a way of promoting human values without involving religion, based on common sense, experience and recent sc ...
466: KilroyCafe: 2010-12-09: RT @jleico: UFOs & Extraterrestrials Aliens Working Alongside Humans at Area 51
467: KilroyCafe: 2010-10-09: Government: giving secure employment to incompetents since the dawn of human history.
468: KilroyCafe: 2010-09-24: Human breasts are far larger than necessary to give milk. They're a signal to the male: "I got the goods!" Poor saps fall for it.
469: KilroyCafe: 2010-09-20: RT @BadDalaiLama: The greatest wasters of human potential are poverty, war, political repression, drugs and spectator sports.
470: KilroyCafe: 2010-09-19: RT @BadDalaiLama: Technology does not solve the problems of humanity. It merely redistributes them.
471: KilroyCafe: 2010-09-18: RT @BadDalaiLama: The main goal of human relations is not to convince people you are right but to get the behavior you want from them.
472: KilroyCafe: 2010-09-10: Humans are natural hoarders. They infuse objects with emotional meaning and don't want to part with them.
473: KilroyCafe: 2010-09-02: The phrase of the day is "parasitic human infants". And, yes, the nexus of the conspiracy IS the Discovery Channel. James Lee: dead prophet.
474: KilroyCafe: 2010-08-30: Your only potential threat is human, and these animals rarely leave their cars except to waddle into the Wal-Mart.
475: KilroyCafe: 2010-08-29: It is a human gift to discern patterns in chaos and live life as though it meant something.
476: KilroyCafe: 2010-08-28: At the Lorain County Fair, Wellington, Ohio, observing the haphazard effects of breeding and husbandry... in humans!
477: KilroyCafe: 2010-08-26: The rarest and most valuable of all human abilities is being relevant to the topic at hand.
478: KilroyCafe: 2010-08-24: The greatest asset — and deepest flaw — of humans is their willingness to follow others and accept the assumptions they are given.
479: KilroyCafe: 2010-08-17: The true test of human character is how a person behaves when he has power over others and no accountability.
480: KilroyCafe: 2010-08-15: It is human nature to stockpile resources (food, tools, etc) for future lean times, but in an environment of plenty it becomes pathological.
481: KilroyCafe: 2010-08-13: The world is a waster of human potential, but the Number One waster of that potential is the individual himself.
482: KilroyCafe: 2010-08-12: Humans are creatures of inertia. Whatever they are doing they are likely to keep doing until forced into another path.
483: KilroyCafe: 2010-08-11: Extending the human lifespan would be a great boon to crossword puzzle makers, and there could be a 24-hour channel devoted to Jeopardy!
484: KilroyCafe: 2010-08-10: The most fundamental human right is the ability to discreetly withhold information from others and release it only as you choose.
485: KilroyCafe: 2010-08-09: Dr. Guillotin's device for executing celebrities may have been more humane than current methods of public humiliation and pathetic decline.
486: KilroyCafe: 2010-07-21: Video: The Pigeons of St. Marks Square, Venice: - Wall-to-wall pigeons... feeding on humans! Yesterday.
487: KilroyCafe: 2010-07-19: The law doesn't really solve problems, merely redistributes them. Only human judgment, rooted in the moment, can solve problems.
488: KilroyCafe: 2010-07-13: Humans are creatures of habit. True initiative — stepping out of one's normal pattern without being forced — is exceedingly rare.
489: KilroyCafe: 2010-07-13: "Why, yes, let's PRAY to stop human suffering. That way we don't actually have to DO anything about anything." @rejecter
490: KilroyCafe: 2010-07-13: What is familiar is more likely to guide human actions than what is safe, wise or less painful.
491: KilroyCafe: 2010-06-28: People of Wal-Mart are a distinct human race, like Neanderthals. They supply our prisons and child welfare system and breed prodigiously.
492: KilroyCafe: 2010-06-28: Among adult humans, curiosity is rare. They may notice an alien presence in their environment, but they won't change course to investigate.
493: KilroyCafe: 2010-06-25: The typical human, upon gaining relative wealth, constructs a temple to himself called a "home" in which he is entombed until death.
494: KilroyCafe: 2010-06-19: Most of humanity is living in the decrepit shell of past dreams.
495: KilroyCafe: 2010-06-19: Behind every scientist is the blind religious faith that more knowledge is better, a belief that is not proven by human history.
496: KilroyCafe: 2010-06-18: Essential for any literate human is to know the names and numbers of the L.A. freeways and the impact of a SigAlert on any one of them.
497: KilroyCafe: 2010-06-17: The zoo on Rigel Seven found their human specimens were easily controlled by giving them television and the freedom to change the channels.
498: KilroyCafe: 2010-06-10: In the hierarchy of human needs, sleep overrules all others (except maybe the need to pee).
499: KilroyCafe: 2010-05-31: Scenery is meaningless without human context. #sixwordstories
500: KilroyCafe: 2010-05-28: It takes a special breed of human to choose a pit bull as a pet: M - O - R - O - N. (They like guns, too, but luckily they can't spell.)
501: KilroyCafe: 2010-05-27: "Entertainment" is a business model designed to generate profit and absorb human resources without actually accomplishing anything.
502: KilroyCafe: 2010-05-25: As the brain deteriorates, humans revert into packrats, saving juice containers and bits of string for future use that never comes.
503: KilroyCafe: 2010-03-27: Human Etiquette 101: When someone says, "How are you?" you are supposed to say, "Fine, thanks!" No one expects you to truthfully answer.
504: KilroyCafe: 2010-03-15: The fundamental human conflict is between fatalism and taking control. Problems are solved by moving from "I have no choice" to "I do."
505: KilroyCafe: 2010-03-13: Good and evil are recognizable qualities in the human brain. Good is internal consistency, while evil is a mind at war with itself.
506: KilroyCafe: 2010-03-13: Technology can improve your life if you use it wisely, but it doesn't help humanity as a whole. There's more suffering now than ever before.
507: KilroyCafe: 2010-03-12: If you live in a home that exceeds your needs, you are vulnerable to the charge, "You did this instead of helping humanity?"
508: KilroyCafe: 2010-03-09: Economic activity — buying, selling and scams related thereto — come as naturally to the human as breathing, eating and sex.
509: KilroyCafe: 2010-03-09: Photo: Spring Break, Destin, Florida. These poor guys are hopelessly outnumbered! - A humanitarian crisis?
510: KilroyCafe: 2010-03-01: All human brains are not equal. There are fundamental processing differences between adults as great as between different species.
511: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-26: Reason in humans is an illusion. Human behavior is dictated by ego, with reason backfilled only later to support the choice already made.
512: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-24: When trying to understand the irrational behavior of humans, there are no better research subjects than your own family members.
513: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-18: It is human nature to obsess over minor risks while the big ones sneak up and get you from behind.
514: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-17: There is no food item or consumer product that isn't tainted by some form of animal or human abuse. You just have to look deep enough.
515: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-16: Everything you own but don't need not only clutters up your own life but isolates you from the bulk of humanity who is struggling to get by.
516: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-16: Among us lives a special race of humans who look like us and sound like us but inside they are not like us BECAUSE THEY'RE FRICKING IDIOTS!
517: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-14: If you think you can live without medical care (ie insurance), consider that the "natural" historic lifespan of humans was barely 40 years.
518: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-14: There ought to be a formula for evaluating human and animal suffering. Human should be rated higher, and slow torture more than quick death.
519: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-09: The human world is built on a web of lies and delusions. If you dispell one of them, the system will replace it with another.
520: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-07: Super Bowl Sunday is a time to reflect on the vast wasted human potential of the people watching it.
521: KilroyCafe: 2010-02-04: The basic human drama, in fiction and in life, is about a character facing his own fears and overcoming his own inertia.
522: KilroyCafe: 2010-01-31: The fundamental human conflict is between inertia and taking control.
523: KilroyCafe: 2010-01-30: Gadgetitus is an affliction, chiefly of the human male, involving the acquisition and maintenance of too many gadgets and devices.
524: KilroyCafe: 2010-01-23: Throughout human political history, most "bold initiatives" have lead to deep shit.
525: KilroyCafe: 2010-01-14: Has Iams ever considered making food for humans? Imagine: complete and balanced nutrition in bland pellets you eat every day. Works for me!
526: KilroyCafe: 2010-01-12: "The influence of each human being on others in this life is a kind of immortality." - John Adams
527: KilroyCafe: 2010-01-11: "Shooting the messenger" is the official human sport. If a message conflicts with one's own investments, that's the easiest way.
528: KilroyCafe: 2010-01-06: RT @Sheamus: "Evil is always unspectacular and always human. And shares our bed... and eats at our table." ~ W.H. Auden
529: KilroyCafe: 2010-01-02: RT @zeekatai: "Embarrassed" is my least favorite human emotion, followed by "hiccups." Then it goes: loneliness, sneezing, ennui, hives, ...
530: KilroyCafe: 2009-12-20: Avatar: At least the shapely Na'Vi women have the decency to not go topless, in deference to our human sensitivities.
531: KilroyCafe: 2009-12-11: Revolution, in most of human history, is a bloody battle to replace one form of oppression with another.
532: KilroyCafe: 2009-12-01: RT @aedison: The best thing about God is how all His rewards can apparently be so easily expressed in human terms.
533: KilroyCafe: 2009-11-25: The ultimate test of any law or public policy is how human behavior actually responds to it -- which no ideology can predict.
534: KilroyCafe: 2009-11-07: Most human behavior is simply inaccessible to words. You can't talk people into changing. You can only punish and reward.
535: KilroyCafe: 2009-11-07: What separates humans from the apes is not just the ability to learn but the ability to be taught - to blindly trust the wisdom of others.
536: KilroyCafe: 2009-11-03: Misery is one of two common threads of human existence. The other is denial.
537: KilroyCafe: 2009-10-29: The most powerful human emotion is regret: inner shame for ones own mistakes. Grief doesn't go on forever, but regret can!
538: KilroyCafe: 2009-10-29: A common affliction of the human male is to dwell on technical minutia while completely missing the big picture.
539: KilroyCafe: 2009-10-25: It is remarkable how humans can willingly accept imprisonment in exchange for the approval of their family and society.
540: KilroyCafe: 2009-10-25: No matter how complex the world may become, it will always be dominated by the stupid mistakes of human ego.
541: KilroyCafe: 2009-10-07: If you trust in God and human authority, you're going to be blindsided by the world because you didn't understand what was really going on.
542: KilroyCafe: 2009-10-04: Most human behavior is driven by ego, not logic. People do whatever seems to protect their self-esteem in the moment, even if it hurts.
543: KilroyCafe: 2009-09-30: The primary activities of pair-bonded humans appear to be centered on nest-building and only incidentally the rearing of young.
544: KilroyCafe: 2009-09-08: NY Times: "In Taming Dogs, Humans May Have Sought a Meal " - Dogs are the animal most entwined with us.
545: KilroyCafe: 2009-09-01: A fundamental human conflict is separating appearance from operational quality -- what looks nice from what really works.
546: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-29: Let's get our priorities straight: The human body is only the physical avatar of ones online personality.
547: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-26: Photo Tip #6: HUMANIZATION. Every photo needs a human or human-like character to give the scene perspective.
548: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-21: A song consists of lyrics sung by the human voice. Instrumental music is only a supporting character.
549: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-16: My clinical study of the "Preening and Nesting Behavior of the Human Female" (Kilroy Cafe #7, June 08)
550: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-14: True humanity lies in skirting the law. You don't openly defy it but subtly evade it to reach a morally acceptable conclusion.
551: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-14: In law schools, I would add a required course: "Evasion of Law." It would teach how to skirt the law to achieve the best human outcome.
552: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-10: I am protesting Frito Lay's human rights policies in [insert location here]. Those are blood chips!
553: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-10: UFO evidence that seems clear at the beginning turns muddy upon closer examination. Damn humans keep getting in the way!
554: KilroyCafe: 2009-08-10: Don't ask me to explain the human male. I'm a member by gender but not by culture.
555: KilroyCafe: 2009-07-22: In human behavior, there is no "normal", just differing gradations of dysfunction.
556: KilroyCafe: 2009-07-16: The main goal of human relations is not to convince people you are right but simply to get the behavior you want from them.
557: KilroyCafe: 2009-07-12: No human can obey every law and government regulation. It's impossible! You must choose what to comply with and why.
558: KilroyCafe: 2009-07-05: The law, due to its human origins and human enforcement, will always be a royal screw-up.
559: KilroyCafe: 2009-07-04: In the human world, there's tragedy everywhere you look - if you care to look!
560: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-29: NY Times: "The Resilience of Modern Marriage" - A tribute to the strength (or insanity) of human pair bonding.
561: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-22: To walk down the street of any busy city is to witness 10,000 forms of human slavery.
562: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-13: Zahavi's "Handicap Principle" says that animals (and humans) will ostentatiously waste resources to signal their fitness. It's everywhere!
563: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-13: The Handicap Principle helps explain human breasts, which are far larger than they have to be to give milk. They are a fitness signal.
564: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-13: The Handicap Principle suggests an inate human tendency to ostentatiously display and waste ones resources. It signals you are powerful.
565: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-13: Why are sweat glands unique to humans? They seem like such a handy cooling mechanism.
566: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-11: Millions of U.S. households aren't ready for the switch to digital television. It's a HUMANITARIAN CRISIS!
567: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-11: "Packratting" is the human tendency to stockpile resources even when they are not realistically needed. With mental illness, it gets worse.
568: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-11: Pity the autistic male whose only knowledge of human culture is related to the following of sports teams. Also pity his wife.
569: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-10: Why you need civil rights: because law enforcement will always be a flawed human operation with a built-in bias toward guilt.
570: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-09: Humans evolved to eat cooked foods. Cooking is part of our digestive process, like the four stomachs of a cow.
571: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-08: Human life does not thrive under law or commerce, only in the hidden places that law and commerce ignore.
572: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-07: The rarest of all human abilities is to question ones own position in life.
573: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-05: Our need for witnesses arises from our human nature. We are followers, even when we lead. We are always hooked in to our social environment.
574: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-05: Humans are unique in the animal world for their ability to take instruction. They are programmed to want approval, to be "witnessed."
575: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-05: Humans have a primal need for "witnesses" - beings more powerful than themselves acknowledging what they are doing.
576: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-01: At the core of every good movie is a simple human dilemma that all the special effects in the world can't buy.
577: KilroyCafe: 2009-06-01: The greatest human disasters are usually born in euphoria. You overestimate your own abilities, so you take on more than you can handle..
578: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-23: I seem to be missing something. What is the point of a high-res TV screen that exceeds the resolution of the human eye that's watching it?
579: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-22: Human relations are a constant struggle between loneliness on one side and engulfment on the other.
580: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-22: Once you know your marriage isn't gong to work, the most humane thing you can do for everyone is to cut the cord quickly.
581: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-21: Stardate 2009.141, Las Vegas, early 21st Century. I am torn: Should I reveal to the humans the doom that awaits them or keep it to myself?
582: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-15: All conspiracy theories are confounded by human politics, in that it's hard to get evil conspirators to agree on anything.
583: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-14: Big Brother is watching us, with video cameras everywhere. Trouble is: humans have to monitor those cameras, so BB is still blind.
584: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-09: Star Trek movie fact checking: In the 23rd Century no educated human will speak English as a second language, let alone Russian as a first.
585: KilroyCafe: 2009-05-04: Male Data Collection Syndrome (MDCS) is the propensity of the human male to collect useless info and statistics: sports scores, etc.
586: KilroyCafe: 2009-04-26: Humans evolved from apes through cooking. NY Times: Compare to my Chimp screenplay:
587: KilroyCafe: 2009-04-26: People choose a WORSE diet when a healthy option is offered. NY Times (4/6): - An interesting human perception defect.
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