Category Archives: Musings

Happy Darwin Day and Memento Evolvere

Happy Darwin Day!  I feel since it’s the Year of the Monkey, this year’s Darwin Day is especially important, don’t you?  Out of all of the Chinese zodiacs, they are out closest relatives, after all. (Speaking of, how cool is … Continue reading

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Comparing Radio Ads

I’m sure that it’s at least partly because of my own political bias, but I have to admit, I find the difference between the ads of different radio parties to be pretty funny sometimes.  Recently, I’ve discovered a classical radio … Continue reading

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Pardoning Turkeys

I’ve always found the practice of pardoning turkeys to be really bizarre.  We don’t pardon any other animals.  Why do we pardon individuals of this one specific animal species that we eat out of dozens?  And it’s even stranger that … Continue reading

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Alternative Apes

Sometimes I wonder what humanity would be like if we had split off from a different species.  How many of the problems that afflict us as a species are the result of our unique evolutionary heritage? Orangutans My personal favorite … Continue reading

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Polemarchus the Republican

Socrates: What, and to whom, does that craft give which we would call justice? Polemarchus: It must follow from what was said before, Socrates, that is is that which benefits friends and harms one’s enemies. The above quote is from … Continue reading

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Horrors – Being Watched and the Unexplained

A friend of mine, who, I might narcissistically add, recently gave me some absolutely wonderful compliments on a brief history of a library I wrote, is getting into horror, and consequently, I’ve been thinking about it a bit lately. Personally, … Continue reading

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Noses

Author’s Note: Please take the below as tongue-in-cheek. I’ve often seen it suggested that human breasts evolved to be perpetually swollen as a result of our bipedalism.  As quadrupeds, we evolved to find buttocks attractive.  Once we started walking on … Continue reading

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