A Puff of Absurdity: On Freud and Einstein’s Correspondence

Lately many people are talking of the rise and fall of Freud’s psychotherapy and his philosophies. Some write him off completely because many of his psychoanalytical claims have been discounted through a more rigorous scientific method than Freud employed, but it’s not good philosophy to discount an entire person for some incorrect claims. If we ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: A few thoughts on empathy in human beings, and other living creatures

Empathy is natural in human beings, as Jeremy Rifkin has pointed out – and with strong backing by recent scientific findings. Some human beings have more and some less; and some are sociopaths – roughly 1% (and usually, the ones who gravitate to positions of wealth and power, unsurprisingly) – who have a near total ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: On Civil Obedience

“Laws control the lesser man… Right conduct controls the greater one.” – Mark Twain Never be obedient. Obedience is for dogs. No offence to dogs – I love dogs, and dogs are very admirable, as well as lovable, and there is much that we can learn from dogs. But we are not dogs, and we ...

The Scott Ross: Canada’s Innovation Is Patent-ly Declining

Starting in 1902, Albert Einstein spent seven years as a Swiss patent clerk, not only did it pay well but his “cobbler’s trade” as he referred to it, gave him ample time to do his scientific work. With less and less patents being applied for in Canada, Einstein gives hope, albeit slim to Canada’s dismal ...

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

Hitler reacts to Bill C-30 backlash

“Vic Toews and his ridiculous moustache fucked me. He makes Peter Kent look like Einstein.” H/T: @TabithaSouthey