Send Old People to Mars!

I have always been an advocate for space exploration and, eventually, colonization. There is nothing cooler than the thought of humanity spreading out beyond Earth. One of the most discussed topics in this… Continue reading

Three Types of Answer

I have spent my life in pursuit of answers. And yet, only recently have I asked a fundamental question. What exactly is an answer? After careful consideration, I have decided there are three… Continue reading

The Root of All Evil

What is the root of evil, and is it something we can get rid of? I don’t believe anyone starts out evil. I don’t believe anyone really wants to do harm and throw… Continue reading

Pens and Swords

“The pen is mightier than the sword.” This is a statement we used to hear a lot in the English-speaking world. It is a phrase that implies words and culture are more powerful… Continue reading

Preferred Source of Noise

Different people have their own preferred source of background noise. Some people like nature sounds, like crickets or thunderstorms. Other people like to work with music in the background. Plenty of people can… Continue reading

The Real Problem with Slavery

First off, let me be eminently clear: slavery is not only wrong, it is evil. There is no justification for holding an innocent person in captivity and making them labor against their will.… Continue reading

Video Games, Wisdom, and Cake

Video games have taught me a lot. History, science, and strategy are all things I have grappled with n virtual worlds. Video games have even taught me people skills, despite the stereotype of… Continue reading

Feet, Shoes, and the Examination of Weird

People say a lot of things that don’t hold up to scrutiny. This is good for me, because I absolutely love using scrutiny to tear down statements. I don’t enjoy using scrutiny to… Continue reading

Why Write: 2016

Way back in January 2016 I made a vow to myself to publish something on my website at least once a week in the coming year. Now it is October and so far… Continue reading

Right, Left, and Correct

A lot of people say words don’t matter. They insist words don’t matter. This is funny, because they are using words to make their point. If perception determines reality, and words help to… Continue reading

Governments are Humanity’s Children

Humanity is the oldest institution. There weren’t any institutions before humans invented them. It is easy for us to forget this, because as individuals we don’t really live very long. Each of us,… Continue reading

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