Category Archive: Science

Nov 13

The Catholic Church Does Its Dance

In Brief—Bay recognizes that this may step on some toes, but facts don’t lie. That said, this is also a look at the Catholic Church that has made Mother Teresa a saint. All that Glitters Isn’t Gold— Reused hypodermic needles are assuredly not a healthful way to go. Nevertheless, this is one example of the …

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Nov 06

Only a Pig, You Say?!

In Brief—A look at one of the smartest animals on the planet, the pig, and it’s destiny to be slaughtered for your gustatory enjoyment. Smarter than a 3-Year-Old Human— An Ontario, Canada, woman with a conscience is being prosecuted for giving water to thirsty pigs on their way to the slaughterhouse. No joke, this compassionate …

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Oct 23

Humanity Toward the Stars

In Brief—As we are told that habitable planets are increasingly being discovered in the universe, the author examines whether humans are likely to visit those planets in the future. The Stars Beckon; Do We Measure Up?— Today must be a slow news day. The Times tantalizes us with a report that another possibly habitable planet …

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Oct 09

The Fusty Tradition of Changing Time

In Brief—A look at how we are being dangerously conned with Daylight Savings Time. ————————————————————————————————————————— Time is Money Spring ahead. Fall back. Yep, we’re talking about Daylight Savings Time (DST) here, folks. That’s how you’re supposed to remember how to change the clocks twice each year. In the spring, set the clocks one hour ahead; …

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Sep 18

D is for Deity Delusion

In Brief—A review of the origin and delusion of belief in a deity. This review demonstrates a delusion, a dangerous and deadly delusion. —————————————————————————————————————————- Humans believe what they choose to believe— Our ancestor, George, was walking along not being careful where he was putting his foot. A rock tripped him. Since humans are said to …

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Sep 04

Dishonesty, Sex and Abortion

In Brief—The author presents the facts showing—whether sincere or duplicitous—that reproduction is governed by both scientific reality and human nature. Believing in myths does not make something true. Sex is Popular Because It’s Centrally Located— True or False? Pregnancy occurs when the egg is fertilized by a sperm cell. This is False. Though many otherwise …

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Aug 21

Men Crying—Personal or Cultural?

In Brief—The author looks at his own history and whether his tears represent just one man or whether the display of emotion is imposed by culture or environment. Tears are the silent language of grief. (Voltaire)— ”Oh, God! That’s the last news I ever wanted to hear!” As I write this, it’s been four months …

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May 22

Mass Murder: Norway versus America

In Brief—A comparative look at how Norway and America treat felons convicted of murder. The case of mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik reveals the gap between the two countries. Violence That Shocked a Nation— Eight people were instantly killed in Oslo by the violent blast of a bomb. Sixty-nine people on Utøya island, mostly vacationing …

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May 15

Sex and Platonic Friendship

In Brief—An exploration of whether a sexual relationship can survive and be transformed into a lasting non-sexual relationship. Sex or Friendship?— “Oh, God, I’m coming!” sounds like something a religious fundamentalist might shout as death approaches. Actually, it is something gasped in passion as sexual orgasm approaches. By the way, sexual orgasm is sometimes referred …

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May 01

The Beauty of Friendship

In Brief—Though marriage can be warm and lasting, we too often tend to consider friendship as less. It, too, can be rewarding. Friendships outside of marriage are equally as important. More than that, friendships can extend a person’s life. Friendship Links Two Hearts— “S/he’s just a friend” is one of the most used and abused …

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