The Limitations of Homo sapiens

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If you’ve ever had a dog, you no doubt have experienced walking them on a leash and getting wrapped around a pole or tree. You go on one side; the dog heads for the other. Your dog isn’t stupid, but she doesn’t understand the concept of two objects (you and the dog) being tethered. It does …

When Sociopaths Rule

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Carrie Fisher died today. I also took the kids to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which includes a (very) slight surprise ending that made me cry, all things considered. This post isn’t quite about Carrie or Star Wars, even though non-nerds are looking to check out, so bear with me. I was 8 years …

The Woman as Devil: The Basis of the Attack on Hillary Clinton

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In the second presidential debate, Donald Trump referred to Hillary Clinton as “the devil,” and it wasn’t the first time. He also called her the devil at an August campaign rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: “[Bernie Sanders’] people are angry at him, and they should be. If he would have not just done anything, gone home, …

Measuring Our Worth

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If I had to distill the essence of our social and political discourse as a nation and a global community right now into just a few words, I would say that the biggest source of all our divisions and quarrels lies in the measuring of our worth compared with others. Now, what do I mean …