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Record temperatures in the first half of 2016 have taken scientists by surprise despite widespread recognition that extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense, the director of the World Climate Research Program said. 12 more words


Biocentrism and Biophilia


In The Biocentric Thesis I gave an explicit formulation of the idea that civilizations of the Stelliferous Era originate in the actions of biological agents — actually, I gave two formulations, a weak and a strong, each with a corollary. 1,169 more words


Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

I’ve actually been really looking forward to reading this novel. The plot and the cover just seemed so intriguing, and I’m a sucker for a good dystopian novel. 302 more words


When Is More Not Enough?

We live in a Nation that began with blood spilled, as payment for freedom.

Though all men existing within these boundaries were granted liberty, the forces of evil soon made themselves known. 530 more words


How The West Was Won 

I am pretty sure there was, at one point, such a thing as western civilization. I think it involved things like dancing around maypoles and copying Latin manuscripts. 44 more words




Pentecost 54


It was a Friday when Frederick Lewis Donaldson said the following in a sermon given at Westminster Abbey in London, England:  “The seven social sins are…wealth without work; pleasure without conscience; knowledge without character; commerce without morality’ science without humanity’ worship without sacrifice; politics without principle.”  … 161 more words