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The Depth and the Shallowness of Time

The passage of time is inevitable. There are physicists out there who claim time doesn’t even exist at all, but they can’t really prove it. As far as everyday experience is concerned time… Continue reading

Joy of Simple Things

Everything came from somewhere, and is going somewhere else. From people and machines to owls and bananas, everything that that exists is suspended in a complex web of context. This is an obvious… Continue reading

How to Defeat Insecurity

Security is an important thing for all living organisms. While life can exist in dangerous conditions, it is more likely to survive when it is safe and secure. Inanimate objects do not experience… Continue reading

Ode to the Personal Holiday

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The end of November is full of birthdays. My father, several friends, and myself were all born in November. It is strange to think that there are people…

Halloween!

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Beware: Humanitarians

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For someone who doesn’t know better, the word humanitarian could be taken to mean a person who regularly eats humans. Vegetarians eat vegetables; humanitarians ought to eat humans.…

Cosmic Rock, Paper, and Scissors

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The number three has had profound influence on human cultures in most times and places. One of the most important groupings of three is that of Mind, Body,…

The Weight of the World

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A lot of people feel like they have the weight of the world on their shoulders. This is simply not true. Even if it was, the Earth only…

Certainly Uncertain

Many things in the world are uncertain. The word, “maybe” is almost always more applicable than yes or no. Will I get sick? Will I get a promotion? Will aliens arrive to meet… Continue reading

Quantum Mechanics and Enlightenment

Science has always been an attempt to understand the world around us. In this way, it is similar to religion and philosophy. In fact, the first modern scientists were called Natural Philosophers. But… Continue reading

The Harsh Reality of Power Outages

Civilization has come a long way since humans first settled down to build houses and make pottery and brew beer. Now, we have become stronger. We have created tools and systems that our… Continue reading

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