I won’t bore you with any attempt at a succinct summary of what this blog-site is all about. As you can see from “About Keith Hudson”, I’ve been a rolling stone as regards occupations throughout my life.
I have always had a sort of parallel life in addition to what’s described in my biography. And this — from teenagerhood — has been to try and understand what we, as individuals, are all about and why we are as we are. And this has been much the most important part of my life.
To this end, I’ve dipped intensively in all my leisure hours and travel hours, and sometimes deeply, into almost everything that I thought might have had a bearing — Freudian psychology, behavioural psychology, encounter groups, sociology, philosophy, the great novelists, politics, anthropology, evolutionary theory, economics and, latterly, neuroscience and the fascinating area of epigenetics, the new sub-division of biology that has exploded about us and started to be revealed in all its complexity and wonder since the first draft of human DNA was published by the Human Genome Project in 2003.
The findings of neuroscience and epigenetics are only recently seeping into wider public consciousness but they have astonishingly wide implications. This includes the treatment of many diseases, accounts for the rigidities of cultures, the reason why our personalities are so uniquely different and many more.
However, please don’t think that neuroscience and epigenetics dominate my posts. I hope they remain as scarcely visible threads that meander through the various topics that interest me and hit me between the eyes as I read about them in the daily newspapers (long may they remain!) and the Internet.
I am aware that I am read by readers who are more intelligent and perceptive than myself so my motivation in writing and hoping for feedback is as much to learn as it is to (hopefully) impart. I hope you enjoy these blogs and welcome to you! I hope that many constructive discussions will ensue.