What is Positive Psychology?

Written by: Matthew Sabatine The following post/article represents only the views of the author and not everyone at Common Issues. In his 2007 track titled “Stronger” Kayne West sang the words “N-now th-that that don't kill me Can only make me stronger.” Maybe he was inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche (19th Century German philosopher) who stated... Continue Reading →

The History of Evolutionary Thought!

Written by Matthew Sabatine The following article/post represents only the author's views and not everyone at Common Issues. The idea that species undergo change is an idea dating back to the ancient world. It can be seen in the writings of Empedocles (495–35 BCE), the Greek Atomists, and the pre-Socratic natural philosophers. [1] Arguably, we... Continue Reading →

DMT, The Shamans, Ayahuasca, and Consciousness

Written by: Matthew Sabatine The following essay/post represents the views of only the author and not everyone at Common Issues. A few nights ago, I picked up National Geographic’s issue on Science of The Supernatural, wherein it discusses healing and miracles.  Shamans are leaders of hunter-gatherer societies, and are venerated because of people's belief in... Continue Reading →

Distracting People With Irrelevant Stuff During Debates–The Red Herring Fallacy!

Written by: Matthew Sabatine The following post/essay represents the views of only the author and not everyone at Common Issues. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_ttbfTGs48 Internet discussion pages appear to be teeming with red herring fallacies. I usually find them in debates on contentious topics that heavily impact people’s worldviews and private lives. Instead of engaging with the opponent’s... Continue Reading →

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