This is my first principle : I prefer to focus on intelligent life as individuals. However, it is clear that classifications into groups is important when seeking to address societial issues that harm a group. I am on record with my opinion that the current ‘pronoun wars‘ are a misguided and failed strategy. I understand […]
This post starts with an exchange with my friend Kirsten Hacker regarding Murray Gell-Mann. It ends with a jumble of thoughts related to injustice and remedies. Dear Kirsten,I thought you might be interested in this historical paper that was recently published: Gell-Mann in His Own Words (https://arxiv.org/abs/2007.12615). Most of it is Greek to me, but […]
This may seem like an esoteric blog post, and perhaps it is. Yet when I grew up in the 1960-1970’s and again today circa 2020 there were/are a great deal of civil protest, discourse, and problem solving around relations between groups. In both eras the focus was on the suffering of two main groups of […]
How are resources managed in each quanta of spacetime around earth above ground and below ground? Is the surface of the earth, and the projection outward from the center of the earth, the defining volumetric border at various levels of government domain and property ownership? Do property owners own the space above and below their […]
A young person has posted a book review for discussion on FaceBook, with a prefacing comment being “Click-baity title, but brings up an interesting and relevant point.” Book review: “Are Baby Boomers A ‘Generation Of Sociopaths’?” Really? Wow, not pulling any punches are we? Are some ‘woke’ members of younger generations taking their gloves off […]
A solid majority now agree** that a sociopathic malignant narcissist can easily penetrate the U.S. government and become POTUS with a little help from his friends and circumstances. Drunk on power and false admiration, enfant terrible can evolve to threaten to topple the government and become the first supreme leader of the United States. Imagine […]
Judging by my YouTube trending feed, I am concerned about how many of the population-hours are spent by people viewing intelligence reducing YouTube content. Sure, we all like a mindless show or activity here and there. Tuning out is good to refresh the body, mind, and soul. However, most of the population is not paying […]
In the first few days of October 2019, fascinating writings by Kirsten Hacker caught my eye. Kirsten writes books and social media posts about a variety of topics, including physics and justice, which are two of my favorite subjects. So on a lovely Saturday in October, I dedicated time to consume more of Kirsten’s media […]
Fear often hinders open dialogue on contemporary issues.
Free verse poem inspired by Dr. Jordan B. Peterson.
A call for each religion to update their texts to align with the principle to “Reciprocally Honor The Dignity of the Individual.”
We need #GitHubForReligion.
I enumerate where I currently stand on various contemporary issues.
I transcribe this wonderful January 22, 2017 speech.