Joan Denoo's Blog – April 2014 Archive (6)

Kondratieff wrote that communism, socialism and capitalism will fail, they are designed to fail. Their basic underlying principles have flaws.

Kondratieff was correct when he wrote that communism, socialism and capitalism will all fail because they are designed to fail. The basic underlying principles have flaws. 

Communism fails because it doesn't value creativity, encourages collectivism, doesn't value individual rights, doesn't provide incentives to work, has a militant attitude toward imperialism, reveals indifference to environment, it has a basic lack of ability to distribute commodities in a fair manner, it too easily…

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Added by Joan Denoo on April 27, 2014 at 9:57pm — 1 Comment

Positive Psychology, Flourishing, Flow

Learned optimism is the concept that one can learn a talent for joy, like any other, optimism can be cultivated and is done by consciously challenging any negative self talk. Optimists live their lives with higher achievements and have better overall health with reservation.

Older people however, who have low expectations for a satisfying future, may be more likely to live longer, healthier lives than those who see…

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Added by Joan Denoo on April 12, 2014 at 2:22pm — No Comments

The Poor Farm

Does anyone here remember the "Poor Farm"? It was a place where old people, too old to work their farms and with no one able to care for them, were sent to the Poor Farm. My grandparents took me there when I was a very small child when they visited family members, took them food, and clothing and treats. I can't remember any of the faces except my grandparents'. I remember grandma crying, and granddad trying to comfort her. Neither one drove and depended on others to take them to The Poor…

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Added by Joan Denoo on April 10, 2014 at 4:21pm — 18 Comments

Questions for Theists

Questions for theists 

Do you really believe there is a supernatural energy who made heaven and Earth? 

or a supernatural energy impregnated a woman? 

or a virgin gave birth to a son? 

or a man who had supernatural power lived on the Earth? …

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Added by Joan Denoo on April 9, 2014 at 12:00am — 12 Comments

I am interested in freedom from religion.

I am not interested in confronting the man or woman who goes to church, who prays before meals in their own homes, who asks for something from a supernatural power privately, or the parent who takes good care of his or her children without using corporal punishment. 

I am interested in confronting the man or woman who attempts to get his or her religious values incorporated as part of government and laws of the…

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Added by Joan Denoo on April 8, 2014 at 9:44pm — 5 Comments

Cosmology

Cosmology is the study of planets, stars, galaxies, and universes and gives insights into how the universe works. Cosmologists discover laws of the cosmos, not create them. They communicate the cause and effects of each law and explain them in ways the average intelligent person can understand. They base their insights on questions, doubts, experimentation, exploration, testing and formulating hypotheses that others can challenge and change as new evidence emerges.

Names such as Abd…

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Added by Joan Denoo on April 8, 2014 at 2:34pm — No Comments

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