By: Keith Hamburger
The phrase "survival of the fittest" is often used to describe what Charles Darwin called "natural selection". These exact words were not coined by Darwin but by a contemporary of his, Herbert Spencer. Spencer used the concept, if not the words, in works on economics...
What 'survival of the fittest' means
By: Paul Peters - 483623
There is a lot of confusion with survival of the fittest. Many people use this as a word that is interchangeable with evolution. In reality though survival of the fittest is completely different then survival of the fittest. Evolution is the process of change over...
What do you know about the power of white as a colour?
By: Willowmeana
Colours are wonderful. They are powerful forces that creates feelings, stirs emotions, brings back memories, can cause epileptic seizures, and can evoke all kinds of sensory things. White can mean many things: Purity, peace, serenity, surrender, mourning, happiness, holiness, the list goes on and on...
Why verbal abuse can be just as damaging as mental abuse
By: Olivia Kay
Words... certain combinations of letters that happen to go together, right? Well, technically that is true, but beyond that, words have meanings. Some words are meant to be hopeful, encouraging, and even complimentary, while others inject hurt and pain into the minds of their victims...
When and when not to think logically
By: Adele Gregory
Logic will set out the most viable options but emotion often makes the final choice. Logic is a way of examining what we do know to shed light on what we don't. What it can't do, however, is tell us what we like, dislike, value...
An introduction to the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan
By: Bob Seery
The multidisciplinary holistic approach undertaken by the French psychoanalyst and polymath, Jacques Lacan, has produced an imposing edifice from which to view the human condition. Lacan set himself an enormous task, eventually fusing Freudian doctrine with phenomenology, structuralism and Saussurean linguistics while drawing on insights...
Examining the psychology of hoarding
By: Nikki-AC
What makes a person hold on to everything that crosses their path? I'll never understand it, but I have a good friend whose father was a packrat and hoarder deluxe! I remember going over to her house after school and barely being able to navigate...
Hope: The great illusion of man
By: Christa Nwokedi
Illusions and hopeWhat is an illusion: a living picture show of your desires, an image of our goals, an illustration of our temptation, foresight or procrastinations, wishful thinking or the capability to plan ahead, visions of changing rules, regulations, or habits?Illusions for each and...
What's your greatest fear?
By: Richard Helling
I have had many fears in my life but I now have one that tops them all. We'll get to the new one in a moment. For now I think I should divulge some of my more eccentric fears. I have conquered my fear of...
By: Patrick Sills
I believe every one of us has experienced meeting someone we immediately dislike. As the saying goes, first impressions are lasting ones. In my particular case, I will feel animosity towards anyone who gives me the impression that he or she doesn't like me. You...

 

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