The Importance of Political Diversity and Integration

There are no two identical things anywhere in the universe – if you look closely enough. Life depends on the integration of diversity in our DNA, cells, tissues, organs and the whole being, as well as the social systems and ecosystems in which we are embedded. Throughout the human population we have countless ways inContinue reading “The Importance of Political Diversity and Integration”

On Human Diversity and Its Advantages and Limits

Nature has designed humans to be not only different but complementary. People high in oxytocin are caring lovers. People high in testosterone are driven and competitive. There is a natural distribution of these differences across the population, and its not just about women and men. The population in any human community needs both tendencies forContinue reading “On Human Diversity and Its Advantages and Limits”

Simple, But Not Too Simple

I have come to believe with increasing conviction that to continue drawing all political positions on a bipolar spectrum is a gross oversimplification of our reality. The world is not so simple as left and right. We are more different than that and so are the public issues. The science of psychology has clearly demonstratedContinue reading “Simple, But Not Too Simple”

How Do We Know When We’ve Reached the Limit?

Let me know if you see any signs or symptoms of reaching a threshold capacity for managing complexity, disruption, chaos, uncertainty, etc.. Network effects predicts a continuing acceleration of civil complexity and chaos. Psychologists and anthropologists say the human brain has a cognitive surplus. But surely there is a tipping-point at which the way weContinue reading “How Do We Know When We’ve Reached the Limit?”