Science

• Zimbardo: learned helplessness – the famous mouse experiment
• Primate serotonin study 1 – hierarchy, serotonin and risk-averseness
• Primate serotonin study 2 – hierarchy, serotonin and ability to be happy
• National Geographic’s the science of stress – egalitarian society as a human rights imperative

 

Religion and Ethics

• Dalai Lama – I don’t know whether I believe in God. It does not matter – what matters is how I treat my fellow sentient beings.
• Freud, Einstein, Schopenhauer: the free will lapsus / misunderstanding (…free of what?!)
• Das Peter-Prinzip: Leistungsgesellschaft absurd / Absurdistan ist überal

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