Category Archives: Science and science fiction

The Law of No Free Will … August 28, 2013

The year was 2024 and by proclamation it was publicly declared that free will did not exist. Legislatures everywhere had been convinced by numerous well-meaning but ultimately ignorant philosophers and others that no one could be held responsible for any … Continue reading

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With the Push of a Button…. July 15, 2013

Technology is moving forward at a brisk pace. The integration of the human brain and the computer may be around the corner. While this technology will be too late for the likes of me, I can at least dream of … Continue reading

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Who Was Darwin?

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Likelihood of Life ……………. February 18, 2013

Astronomical Creationists as well as scientists calculate the likelihood of life originating spontaneously on its own at overwhelmingly negative odds. Yet, here we are. Not only developed, but quite well developed. We are here despite the calamities that have befallen … Continue reading

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Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. January 23, 2013

Although I prefer not to dwell on the past, I find that I often do. Our memories are not perfect pictures of moments in time as they fade with the passage. Yet, they are there, remnants picked up and then … Continue reading

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So, You Want A God…. March 7, 2012

Feeble are the Gods invented by man. Contradictory, vague, and the cause of much misery. Figments of the mind are they all, never having seen the light of day, much less been the creator of it. But, wait, there are … Continue reading

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Pardon Me, Would You Have Any Gray… Brain Matter? … February 20, 2012

Rambling Thoughts Emanating From a Sentient Life-form Mankind’s fear of death probably ignited dreams of immortality long before Ponce De Leon’s famous quest for the Fountain of Youth, no doubt long before the Bible’s stories of Adam and Eve’s loss … Continue reading

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Immortality Anyone?

There are people who having grown tired, having lost their youthful curiosity, having lost their dreams, long for death. They find nothing stirs within them when looking at a new day’s dawn. No new technological achievement wows them. They have … Continue reading

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So Significantly Insignificant.

Since ancient times human religions have placed man as the center of all things. I suppose this is a natural leaning, just as a toddler is only interested in self. Of late, within the last few hundred years or so, … Continue reading

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What’s Your Poison?

I finally finished reading “A Choice of Catastrophes” by Isaac Asimov. It is a vintage book which came out in 1979 which I purchased around that time but just got around to reading it. In this book Asimov outlines the … Continue reading

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