Category: Science

Jan 21

My Shout into the Universe

In Brief—The author’s random views on what he thinks and holds dear. [Written in February-March 2017.] ———————————————————————————————————————————- Everything Has An Expiration Date— Zap! I suddenly awoke in the wee small hours with my brain in overdrive. Sparks sprang from the fuse ignited by a good friend in California. When I opined that I was considering …

Continue reading

Dec 03

Humans, Super-Humans or Extinction?

In Brief — Humans arose from pond scum millions of years ago, progressed through stages to the place where they are today. Assuming progress continues, will humans become super-human or is extinction their fate? [Written in August/September 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————————— Where Will Time’s Arrow Lead Humanity? — War, disease, famine or, alternatively, extended life, good health, …

Continue reading

Nov 05

Choose Improved Health or Early Death

In Brief — Facts about the food humans eat that can lead either to improved health or to disease. [Written in July 2017.] ————————————————————————————————————————————- Eating Right Can Improve Your Life — I made a mistake. Well, it was only a small one, but nevertheless one that could shorten many lives. Genes are only part of …

Continue reading

Oct 29

Jews Are Human, Too

In Brief — An exploration of the genetics of most modern Jews showing that physical traits rest in past history and human nature. Genetics and religion are different concepts that can’t be used to identify “Jewishness.” [Written in April/June 2017.] ————————————————————————————————————————————- Being Human Determines Physical Appearance — “I don’t look Jewish, do I?” My lovely …

Continue reading

May 28

Sex for Fun and Profit—Part 3

In Brief — The author presents a thought experiment that may upset some but is guaranteed to make you think not just about sex as a central part of society but whether we are locked in propaganda and tradition. [Written in February 2017.] Sex is Popular Because It’s Centrally Located— Are we locked into traditional …

Continue reading

May 14

Sex for Fun and Profit—Part 1

In Brief— A both prurient and serious look at our midsections, the ecstasy, the warnings and the dangers. [Written in February 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————————- Sex is Popular Because It’s Centrally Located— Prostitution. It’s said to be the world’s oldest profession. Why? What’s so special about sexual intercourse? Why do so many of us, from politicians and …

Continue reading

May 07

Further Thoughts on Free Will

In Brief— In an effort to expand on the author’s views on the mythology of free will, this piece looks at the issue from a different angle. [Written in February 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————————- Nature and Nurture Shape Us, But… Okay! This article is a bit of a pause from the turmoil swirling around us, but it’ll …

Continue reading

Apr 23

Global Climate Change is REAL

In Brief— A presentation of facts verifying that humanity and other species are endangered by man-made climate change. [Written in December 2016-January 2017.] ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Neither Science Nor a Deity Will Save Humanity— Whoosh. Splat! Representative Ignoramus throws a snowball in congress exclaiming that because it’s snowing like crazy in Washington D.C. climate change is a …

Continue reading

Mar 26

Creatures Large and Small—Part 1

In Brief— With apologies to James Herriot, the author rambles through some of his experiences with a few of the furry and feathered creatures that share this planet with us. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– Anyone Who Loves Animals Can’t Be All Bad— The little lady squirrel sat on my knee eating sunflower seeds out of my hand. Bold …

Continue reading

Jan 29

Love and Human Nature

In Brief—An exploration of what is meant by “Love” and its possible sources. Is it real or merely a transitory experience? “Love is a serious mental disease.” (Plato) “I love you” may be the most common expression in the human repertoire, but its vagueness avoids some truths that are the core of human nature. Love …

Continue reading