Category Observances

How Offensive!

As one who finds the influence of religious belief an affront to freedom, to intellect, to curiosity and to the advancement of all noble causes of mankind, I am perpetually stunned when the religious feign offense if I should question the legitimacy of the basic tenets of the belief system. It seems a weak attempt […]

Science Advances our Cause

Yesterday, the Kepler team released a stunning report. The Kepler planet hunter spacecraft, launched in 2009, has already identified over 1,200 planets in orbit around stars in a small section of the Milky Way. Around one particular star, Kepler-11, a planetary system of 6 planets has been found! This is the fullest, most compact planetary […]

If you’re a FOX News viewer, you’re the Most Misinformed

In the current age of information technology, one would think the American populace would be more informed and educated about issues of importance that affect their lives. Sadly, this is not the case. A study of consumers of online news done in 2009 showed that almost half of the readers read only the headlines![i] Cable […]

Educate Yourself for Free

I’ve often said that education should be for adults. I remember trying desperately to care about US History when I was in high school but I found it dreadfully boring. Today, I absolutely love US History and can’t get enough of it. In college I did as little as I needed to do to pass […]

The Tao

There was something formless and perfect before the universe was born. It is serene. Empty. Solitary. Unchanging. Infinite. Eternally present. It is the mother of the universe. For lack of a better name, I call it the Tao. It flows through all things, inside and outside, and returns to the origin of all things. The […]