I've been pretty harsh on organized religions quite a bit of late, so I thought I would toss my hat in the other direction for a bit. I'm not going to say that any organized world religion have anything that I want to hear, but I would like to comment on the viewpoint of there … Continue reading The Upside Down Dream and the Fermi Paradox as evidence for the existence of a spiritual realm.
Really? Are you are asking? We had so much fun making all those snarky and funny memes about how dumb of an idea the, "Space Force," is... Yet, I would argue that the idea is genius. I'm not saying Trump is a genius. Perhaps he was given this idea by someone else. Perhaps he read … Continue reading Why the Trump, “Space Force,” is really a stroke of genius.
There are no atheists in foxholes and Pascal's wager both argue for belief and faith in religion as a stopgap or life insurance plan just in case there is something more when you die, an afterlife. Why do we think like this? “People say there are no atheists in foxholes. A lot of people think … Continue reading On the Subject of Death, and Religious Faith/Belief.
I admit I didn't know this before I had my DNA ancestry testing done. I'd like to open by stating clearly that, while a new discovery, I'm happy and proud of my significant, and widespread African ancestry. While my overall percentage is fairly low, by comparison to the rest of my DNA, 2.5%, that amount … Continue reading On My African DNA Heritage
"However, we humans “belong to a club of species that kill adults at an exceptionally high rate—a small club that includes a few social and territorial carnivores such as wolves, lions and spotted hyenas. That’s worth stressing in order to avoid readers leaping to the conclusion that there is nothing surprising about human violence. Humans really are … Continue reading On Violence
I find it strange that so many people still cling to the notion that skin color has any real significance, other than how much UV energy you reflect or absorb, how susceptible you are to skin cancer, and how visible you are in contrast to day or night. These are all traits that don't really … Continue reading Color Blinded and Color Biased
Let's get one thing straight. Pretty much all Hispanic, Latino, or Native Americans are going to have mixed DNA ancestry, and they all have DNA roots from Native American groups, along with their other admixtures. Native Americans have a cultural propensity to defend their homeland, and as such, they enlist in the US military at … Continue reading Hispanic, Latino, and Native American over-representation in the armed forces of the USA- the warrior culture.
CDR Salamander's blog post on Scots Irish Commander Salamander's blog about the current Scots Irish leaders of the US military is an interesting commentary about the long legacy and history of famous US military leaders from this broad cultural group. "Author (and U.S. Senator) Jim Webb puts forth a thesis in his book Born Fighting (2004) to suggest that … Continue reading CDR Salamander’s blog post on Scots Irish followed by my commentary.
One major flaw with current education practice is that the people running our school systems don't not recognize that human diversity also equates to differing rates of development. By diversity, I'm talking about the differences between all children, and not anything to do with ethnicity or culture. For the record, I don't think race exists. … Continue reading On Education
Neanderthals may have been infected by diseases carried out of Africa by humans I'm fairly certain that the extinction of the various other hominid groups followed a similar pattern that includes initial contact, the spread of disease, and then followed by warfare and conflict, absorption and subjugation. Without a doubt some human groups have knowingly … Continue reading The destruction of human populations by disease was not genocide, but could be now.