Many people prefer to fight for their beliefs instead of living according to them.
If people become aggressive in a discussion, use insults or labels, this could be a sign that they are wrong.
Advertising and propaganda do always work, even in enlightened and intelligent people: You simply have to repeat your message often enough.
Every person that seeks publicity (becomes a public person) is attacked, no matter if he (or she) is good or bad.
The media and their consumers prefer good stories over true stories.
Objective definitions (content) in the election campaign are dangerous, because the views of the electorate are too diverse. Assuming 50% are against and 50% when it comes to issue A and similarly in issue B, then the party that expresses itself concretely on the two topics A and B has only 25% of the votes, and so on.
Even if the physicists knew all laws of nature, they still would not know, why they are the way they are. (Except it could be proven that only this single possibility exists)
Unhappy people can be evil, out of jealousy.
Every idea finds its followers, simply because it exists.
Worldwide girls and women outperform boys and men in school and in university. Is this our stone-age heritage? Maybe the males cannot sit still, since they are meant to be runners, hunters, defenders, warriors...
Music has at least three purposes:
- Strengthening the social bond between a group of humans
- Sharing of feelings
Humans share their feelings by singing and dancing, they develop a sense of belonging together, friendships emerge. Good dancers and singers are preferred by the opposite gender. Some animals have melodies and sounds to attract a mate, to generate a "community emotion" and to communicate. Whales and dolphins "sing" and wolves howl, many bird species sing, maybe because many bird species have only one partner to raise their offspring (lifelong "matrimony"), they also sing for attracting and choosing a mate. Anthropologist Mary Batten[wp] (USA, www.marybatten.com) writes in her book "Sexual strategies-how females choose their mates" that the order "primates" includes more species with monogamous behaviour than any other mammalian order. Lou Andreas-Salomé[wp] reports the same in her book Die Erotik, published 1910. Birds do also sing and twitter to defend their territory or to mark it, as a signal: Every male bird of the same species will be attacked if he crosses the border of the territory. Only humans have a language with many words, so only humans have songs with lyrics. Evolution gave our ancestors music and made them and us gregarious, and the present shows the relative success of mankind over other animals.
Orang-Utan researcher Birute Galdikas[wp] reports that her mentor, anthropologist Louis Leakey[wp] was convinced that women are better observers and recognize details better, even those which at the moment may seem irrelevant. Friedrich Nietzsche[wp] wrote: "In the true man there is a child hidden: it wanted to play. Up then, ye women, and discover the child in man!". These assumptions are confirmed by the research of Doris Bischof-Koehler[wp], Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, see the end of my short text.
Women laugh and cry more often than men do, they show their feelings, which does not mean that men do not have feelings!
Women are better at describing, finding adjectives, drawing analogies and they can focus better than men. Men like to "play around" when solving problems.
I think women can detect lies better than men, since they can read the signals of meta-communication better: Composure, facial expressions, voice, gestures...(bigger corpus allosum) "There are more naive men than naive women" (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
Professor of psychology Doris Bischof-Koehler (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Munich) conducted an experiment with males and females (problem solving).
The task is: You have a fence, 10 m long, and trees have to be planted (at the fence), with a distance of 1 m.
How many trees do you need?
The women use logic: 10 m divided by 1 m is 10, plus one tree either for beginning or end → correct result is: 11 trees.
The men do not think at all, they play (either in their head or by using a piece of paper):
- Make one dot for the first tree, then go 1 square on the paper forward, second dot, and so on → in the end they count the dots → correct result is: 11 trees.
- Her book "Von Natur aus anders: Die Psychologie der Geschlechtsunterschiede - literally translated: "Different by Nature: The Psychology of Gender Differences".
- source: Doris Bischof-Koehler, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich). - www.bischof.com