There are people in this world that make it easy for us to to turn the word "human" into something pejorative. These are the people that would have you believe that selfish pursuits are our pinnacle, that greed and lust for power are virtues. These are people that don't see humanity for what it has … Continue reading There Will Be Giants
Again. --- My first short story was about a psychologist employed at a research facility in Southwestern Colorado. His employer was funded by the government to research ways to manipulate a human's perceptions of his own reality through drugs and what was known as the Dream Room, basically a 30x30 room with wall to wall … Continue reading Why Sci-Fi?
Extra legs do not make a better dancer. Did you know that dinosaurs are just a figment of your imagination? Do you realize that the Fornax Cluster is just a carefully orchestrated ruse to confuse you into thinking that the Earth is not the center of the universe? The twinkle is a lie. I feel … Continue reading Day Two – Seguidilla
I guarantee it. You'll find favor among those locked into the wanderlust cycle - a sore spot on a toe, a boil, a lesion, an open wound. Life is a three-inch ledge over a vast open space. You have one leg and a weak knee. The rail is smothered in your blood and you're wearing … Continue reading My Little Nest of Vipers
These are not mine. They are words of Richard Dawkins - who I neither worship nor recommend. However, for those of us who, at times, struggle to define our view of the world in opposition to more widespread and established tenets of labeled philosophies, here are 10 "suggestions" for being a human in an endless … Continue reading Ten Suggestions for Aspiring Humanists
I have been told that I cannot just call myself a genius. Naturally, that should lead you to suspect that at one point in my life I may have indicated aloud to someone that I am, in fact, a genius. Well, perhaps I have, but that's not the point. "Genius" is just a word, and … Continue reading Polymathic Time: or How Obsession and Eccentricity Spread Me Thick
Here are my deep thoughts of late: I may possibly be a humanist. All my heroes are humanists. I put it to you that a true humanist would never murder another human, even if the targeted human was a threat to the continuation of the human race. A true humanist would develop alternate systems that … Continue reading Penetralia: Vestigial Humans and Self-Publishing