Category Archives: Social Commentary

Mass School Murders Not Due To Mental Illness

According to a report by Gary Brucato, PhD, and Ragy R. Girgis, MD, mass school murders are not due to mental illness. I am curious to know what they think it means to be “mentally ill.”  Evidently it doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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UFO’s And The Government

The US Government has released some video footage of interactions between military aircraft and something that was not identified.  Evidently the proper term for these things is now UAP – Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.  This is probably a necessary change, since … Continue reading

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Scientism

Some while ago I was a member of a science-oriented online group.  I noticed that many of the people in this group seemed to treat science as a sort of religion, rather than as an intellectual pursuit.  I especially noticed … Continue reading

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Cancel Culture and Richard Stallman

In the fallout from the news about Jeffrey Epstein and his human trafficking, Richard Stallman made some comments that were deemed offensive.  Because of this there was a clamor for his hide; he was evidently compelled to resign from his … Continue reading

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Victims Of Their Own Success

These days, many people adamantly refuse to take a vaccine, claiming that the vaccine can do more harm than the illness it is meant to combat.  It is true that there is a risk of adverse reactions to vaccines, as … Continue reading

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The Sky Is Blue

OK, Captain Obvious here, trying to make a point. Some people who profess an interest in science make claims such as, “The sky isn’t really blue,” and then go on to explain how the sky really isn’t blue.  They’ll refer … Continue reading

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Conquering Mountains

When someone climbs to the top of a mountain, he is often said to have “conquered” the mountain.  What bullshit. If an ant climbs to the top of a building, has he “conqured” it?

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Boiled Frogs

There is some sort of motivational concept which says that if you put a frog into cold water and slowly heat it up, he won’t notice it, and eventually he will be boiled.  If you throw the frog into boiling … Continue reading

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Disappearances

There are some websites and documentaries that are concerned with the disappearances of people in national parks.  The gist of this seems to be that an unusually high number of people vanish mysteriously, never to be seen again.  Sometimes later … Continue reading

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The Rise Of The Machines

Sometimes people worry that one day, artificial intelligence will get out of control, and intelligent machines will massacre us.  Maybe there will be an uprising of some sort.  Maybe they’ll just stop working for us and let us die out.

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