Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are excellent mediums for communicating with each other and broadcasting important messages. Considering the profit-driven nature of our economy, it is understandable to wonder how these sites are free of charge for... Continue Reading →
Across time and space, human beings have constructed taboos against sexual activity with close relatives. The most commonly stigmatized and legally prohibited incestuous relationships include parent-child and sibling-sibling unions. In the first part of this series, I argued that homes... Continue Reading →
The mouth of nearly every being on the planet is located an appreciable distance from their anus. Typical floor designs for small apartments (and other houses), however, tend to overlook this fact by placing the bathroom near the kitchen. This... Continue Reading →
Since we all use language, we are automatically involved in a chain of connection. Language implies the existence of other people to communicate with. To learn a language is to become involved in a relationship.
In the first part of this series, I elucidated how both the Holy Bible and key philosophers privilege sight at the expense of touch. This follow-up will examine the shortcomings of this visual bias and no-touch culture. Over the past... Continue Reading →
At an early age, we are taught that human beings process environmental stimuli through sensory organs. Barring a disability or accident, each person is equipped with the following five senses: sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. While this list may... Continue Reading →
Depictions of intimate relationships saturate public consciousness. The most popular movies, novels, and songs are immersed in dramas of love. Taken for granted by the entertainment industry and ordinary people alike is the seemingly innocuous declaration that we "fall in... Continue Reading →
For thousands of years, conventional wisdom held that dreams were either meaningless or were products of a supernatural power. In his book The Interpretation of Dreams, Dr. Sigmund Freud (1900) re-calibrates these popular views by arguing that dreams are a... Continue Reading →