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Empathizing with a mother's impossible choice
I just read Heather Heying's most recent Substack article presenting a mother's letter and was inspired to write this poem. I hope it can offer some comfort that there are many like me who feel for those struggling through these uncertain times.A mother's fear just shook my soulShe filled my thoughts with rage untoldare stories of the children whowe should protect but instead spewjustifications for inoculationsthat are "safe, effective, and protect the nation"How in the world are these claims...
Revolution in evolution
During the last few years there was a flood of publications describing how the loss of genes was fuelling evolution. It appears that as a result of gene losses new features and adaptations had been developed.Two important analyses that appeared in Nature Ecology & Evolution (ref.1) earlier this year showed that many genes are inessential. By analyzing hundreds of genomes from across the animal kingdom, researchers in Spain and the United Kingdom showed that gene loss dominates the...
Why men kill themselves
Over twenty years ago, federal member of parliament Greg Wilton took his own life. The tragedy was the culmination of a series of events which highlight how poorly we deal with vulnerable men. Three weeks earlier, Wilton had been found “in a distressed state” with his children in a car in the national park, apparently rigging a hose to the exhaust. It was widely reported as an attempted murder-suicide. He spent time in psychiatric care, but with his Labor colleagues maneuvering to force him...
SPECIAL WEEKEND THOUGHT: 👉 Guarding God's...
“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? ‘I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.’” (Jeremiah 17:9-10 NIV)“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” (Proverbs 4:23 NIV) “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” (Ezekiel 36:26 NIV)“Create...
Shameful star chambers
In a recent judgement about a sexual misconduct case at Cornell University the judge compared the campus disciplinary committees to the infamous English Star Chambers. He warned that “these threats to due process and academic freedom are matters of life and death for our great universities.” We too should be regarding what’s happening at our universities with utmost seriousness. Our universities have wrongly taken it upon themselves to set aside our criminal law system and put in its place...
The Rope-dancer
In the shards of my fragmented soul I seeWicked faces of humanity grinning back at me.When unsought darkness, from chains, breaks free,Unmet selves come flying at me.Led by shadows own in trap or trance,Or even with conscious will perchance,I prowl with not one backward glance.Behind me, the devils gleefully prance.Spirits I hound with vigour anew;My better self with demons I imbueTo enter chasms descended by few,Where games of light and shade ensue.Down there, stolen riches gleamed,While...
19 Habits and Principles on Peak Performance...
What Rippaverse Comics Says About the Comic...
Eric D July is a Libertarian Commentator who mostly addresses comic book culture on YouTube. His success led to him working on Glenn Beck's Blaze TV. Most recently, July decided to stop talking about what's wrong with comics and do something about it. He is launching his own comic book universe, the Rippaverse. Using a crowdfunding model, he is selling the first book, a graphic novel called Isom. For 35 dollars, you get a fully illustrated (meaning colored) 96 page book. He's calling it...
Ayn Rand at *The Internet Encyclopedia of...
I wrote the article on novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand for *The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy*. “Ayn Rand” — revised Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy article – Stephen Hicks, Ph.D.I wrote the article on novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand for The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. My entry focuses on her ethical philosophy. The articles are periodically reviewed by encyclopedia’s editors and authors, and here is the...
The Age of Liars
ElonedLast night Tesla's earnings and recent stats were announced for the quarter. Among the information presented was his selling of bitcoin- 75% of it around 29K.Now, I know that he had circumstances he had to deal with. He probably needed the money. BUTHe had said that he would hold onto bitcoin.“If the price of bitcoin goes down, I lose money. I might pump, but I don't dump. I definitely do not believe in getting the price high and selling or anything like that,” Musk said. “I would...
A Warning To Jordan Peterson
I do not want to write this. I have a great deal of respect for Doctor Peterson. If it was not for him, I would not be the man I am today. I would still be the lost, miserable, and resentful person I was before. I owe him a great deal.But I have to at the least attempt to warn you of what I am seeing within my fellow men, both in my personal life and on the internet:If unguided, the massive wave of masculine empowerment we are now seeing in American culture will result in the blind resentment...
Beach Bumming and Higher Order Knowledge, Part 1
The philosophy I grew up with was one of discipline and hard work; hard work being the metric to be maximized. In this case I take discipline to be the cognitive resource which enables an individual to either do what they decided to do or not do what they decided not to do, regardless of their particular feelings after that decision has been made. Hard work then is the application of that resource, discipline, to some task or goal. Maximizing hard work means that one takes the path that...
Meta [FB] Issues Sanctions
As per, FB stacks up so-called breaches & sanctions against users with its algorithms. It alleged I was in breach with some comment I made but wouldn't specify exactly what I said which triggered their typical crushing & compounding punishments. A big tech company actually believes it can monopolise free speech & dictate to humans what is or isn't acceptable to a human being with a voice.There's no viable appeal process, it is a monologue & FB gets the final say, every single time.I hate FB...
Acorn
Acorn | Watercolor, gouache, color pencil, pencil, and crayon on paper | 9x7.4 inches (23 x 19 cm)It was a blue morning. I sat on the bed for a while even though I was fully awake. It'll be over 100 degrees later in the day, and I have a doctor's appointment around noon. If I don't take Dingo out now, there be no time to walk with him safely. I didn't want to do anything. I was angry at nothing. Now I have another worry about walking. I sat there arguing with myself for 30 minutes. Finally, I...
Short Story Contest Entry -- "When The Devil...
When the Devil Stole the Bowler’s Bride A long time ago, in a land far away, a common tradesman’s bride vanishes on the day of their wedding. He must use all his wits to find her and risk everything to win her back. “Your bride’s stolen,” said innkeeper Farnham. Aelfric Bowler’s left leg ceased pumping automatically at the pole-lathe’s pedal-lever, which pulled the leather thong looped around the workpiece, turning it. His sharp bowl-maker’s gouging tool had cut long...
Mobile Disasters
Mobile Disasters Dear Friends,It seems to me, whenever I listen to the expert class explaining why the world is so bad, all I hear is a half wit whining, “I shot myself in the stomach, three times… and its all your fault!” They set there, with nit brows and knowing looks, and claim that the Strategic Petroleum Reserve release is holding down the price of gasoline, even though it is going to China, and without fear they could be asked, “What happens when the SPR runs out in a few months?” Even...
PARENTAL GUILT TRIPS! Rapidfire Philosophy!
Philosopher Stefan Molyneux takes on donor questions on a powerful livestream 31 7 2022Please help support the show!www.freedomain.com/donatehttps://rumble.com/v1eb95z-parental-guilt-trips-rapidfire-philosophy.html
20220731: Season Three, 31st Episode!!!
The thirty-first episode of Season Three of my video podcast, "The Integrated Man", is now out! The episode is entitled: "S3E31: Upon Further Review", where I review the original concept for The Integrated Man.Our sponsor, Egard Watches, has very kindly given us an exclusive offer of 20% off your order! The link is posted in the Description field under the video. For Thinkspotters (the Thinkerati) it's in the Media Content of my page. Otherwise, to watch click on VIEW CURRENT PODCAST at my...
The Rooster Rider -- Amazon Review
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful journey for a rainy afternoon.Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2022Verified PurchaseThis is the perfect adventure for book lovers of all ages. It is full of honorable life lessons and behaviors. It has great thought out characters and a story line to match. A book you can give your grandchildren and know that they will be better for reading it. I'm personally hoping for adventure #2!She also had this to say, messaged to me directly:I was born dirt...
Question for Jordan Peterson, on the "Gentle...
Where does one draw the line between the gentle monster, and "turning the other cheek"?I spent most of my life "turning the other cheek" and it did not get me very far. Now I am adopting the opposite strategy. My parents tried to get me to do this years ago, but I was reluctant to be assertive and stand up for myself.What about allowing others to destroy what we have created, and destroying all hope for the future? Of course, I think that is inadvisable, but is that not "turning the other...
Scientific racism
At present in America and Europe we witness countless demonstrations against racism. There are many causes of racism, but to one of the most important belongs scientific racism. In fact, scientific racism fuelled by Darwinian ideology seems to be largely forgotten, at least in the white community. Scientists tend to blame racism on politicians, preachers, the uneducated masses or pop culture. They don’t want to acknowledge the scientific community’s own responsibility in spreading racist...
Who Writes History?
Who Writes History?Dear Friends,It seems to me, the term, “the victors write the history,” is as pernicious as it is nihilistic. The adage doesn’t inform, it gives permission. Because lets face it, what is your stake in the troubles between Marius and Sulla? Our view of Roman history is from such a vantage point in time, that we can dispassionately examine their history, regardless of the winner of any engagement or war. Tamerlane conquered India and will always and forever be a villain. His...