Human Nature

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IQ Tests are Mostly Worthless

I just watched a documentary on Leopold and Loeb, two young rich men who killed a little boy mostly as a game to prove their superiority over morality, society and every other living human being. They were caught and sent to prison for life. The documentary said they were so intelligent, Leopold had an IQ … Continue reading

Aholes Among Us

Aholes Among Us Humans have not changed, except for the little changes that we have wrought on our own environment, usually called technological progress, which then affects us in a feedback loop. But basically, humans are the same as they have always been. We want to stay alive, we like fat and sweets, we prefer … Continue reading

Ideas that propel history

History is Propaganda with footnotes.-Je’ I’ve been watching the History of Western Civilization. Often such documentaries┬ámake me cuss mentally because they are so full of propaganda, but this series is not too bad. The speaker has a dry sense of humor and he said burning people at the stake for ideas is evil, but then … Continue reading

It’s always darkest…when the power goes off at midnight

Last night we had an epic storm, the kind where the lightning flashes continuously. It poured rain and the lights went flicker, flicker. This is not unusual actually, and the lights usually come back on in a few minutes. But last night at midnight, the power went OFF. I had almost fallen asleep listening to … Continue reading

Kim Davis: State vs. Conscience

A woman in Kentucky, a government employee, refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple, citing her religious belief as the reason. This has caused quite a storm, with people lamenting the sorry state of America, which some say is turning into a theocracy. The connection between state power and religion is long … Continue reading

Ever feel like this? Scared to do what is right?

Ever feel like you have a fresh perspective on the world but the rest of the mice just want you to climb down and be quiet? I’ve been tempted to climb down and be quiet, because I like people to like me, I like being one of the mice. This week I published a book … Continue reading

Except for these cactus spines stuck in my butt…

How is your week going? Good, I hope. Mine is going well, except for those cactus spines stuck in my butt. If you ever get cactus spines stuck in your butt, here’s how to get rid of them. You see, a few years ago I rescued a cactus from beside the road and planted it … Continue reading

Astronaut claims peaceful aliens want to stop war

Do you believe in aliens? Of course you do, because “alien” just means different. But it has come to mean beings from outer space who have visited earth for various reasons, ranging from stopping nuclear war, as astronaut Edgar Mitchell says, to abducting people from their beds and poking painfully into their bodies. Supposedly those … Continue reading

Must Read-Words of Wisdom from a Twenty-Something

We live in a world full of discrimination. I myself am extremely guilty of it. Especially with the careers I’ve chosen. We love to pretend we are better than to discriminate but few of us are. We look at someone and instantly feel as if we know their story. From tables that come into my … Continue reading

Who Built This House? They’re fired.

How is your week going? Good, I hope. I get ideas like popcorn pops, and only about half of them are good ideas. I had an idea to make a shower stall when I took out the old one, cuz it was leaking. Hey, could I stucco and waterproof the walls? Could I use marine … Continue reading