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“Climate change is not real.”

The challenge with empowering people with a scientific approach in determining evidenced based fact from subjective bias is that it requires the investment of reasoning at the very base of all supporting information. This journey is one shared by scientists of every discipline true to the field of their study. For without a full understanding of all contributing evidence, no credible theory could be offered. Continue reading

Advanced Civilization

Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with those in unique positions within our global society. Of said context, I would offer this: If you have an intelligent question worthy of asking such people, then do so without reservation — with clarity. However, only do so if the answer is not already available elsewhere — else that one question might be the last opportunity you have in receiving an answer worthy of their time.

Our world is filled with complex issues and challenges out of reach by many, and it’s our questions that drives the ideas in solving these issues. To that, what would be some of the more provocative questions worthy of consideration by minds far more experienced than ours? Continue reading

Universal Rights & Unsustainable Social Function

A social entity is an organization as functioning in response to the pressures from a social construct. These include organizations who manufacture products or offer services — public or private — their existence or function can be non-essential to a species of sociality.

If a social entity fails to function sustainably, it is without the universal right to continue said unsustainable function. For an unsustainable social entity to receive continued support from a social construct — defines said social construct as unsustainable — inherently detrimental to the capabilities of a species of sociality. Continue reading

Evolved Sociality: Viability of Modern Social Constructs

Any species exhibiting sociality is the result of a species adapting to an environment laden with challenges — naturally solved by evolved sociality. Sociality does not develop in response to nothing, magically beneficial to a species’ function in a given environment. Sociality is proof of sustainable function, for without it, no species could survive an environment fraught with challenges — specifically solved by sociality. No less is this function needed to survive, than for a herd of elephants forming a protective circle around their young at the sight of predators. Continue reading

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Alone in the Universe: A safe choice?

Open letter to SETI:

There are those at the SETI program who wish to send signals out into space — hoping a reply will make it easier for us to discover life in the universe. I’ve addressed this concept before, however, there are those who fear such an act would invite unwanted visitors from a civilization far more advanced than our own. So the question remains: should we be concerned about distant civilizations looking to Earth with ideas on our natural resources? Continue reading

A Short Time

Whenever that day is, that is my last, I will have one clear regret. This would be the sizeable disappointment in how far humanity has advanced.

With so much potential literally squandered away by seemingly more important activities of a species far less evolved, it’s depressing to see where we could have been compared to where we are.

Is there hope for us as a species? I would like to think so. Given enough time, humanity will have every chance it needs to learn how to do everything wrong at least once — no doubt at great cost. Unfortunately, humanity as a collective organism is riddled with every type of social disease — mired in disinformation and burdened from legacy ideology — all of which is soaking wet in fear.

Humanity needs not a clean energy model from fusion, nor the return of a deity in order to solve our problems. Humanity needs only to collectively recognize each issue at hand. To have a variance in understanding, is the beginning of conflict, and the variance in understanding stems from the absence of information. For in the absence of information, subjective interpretation quickly takes its place.

How can a species survive its own condition when it fails to recognize its condition? It’s been said: “If all insects on Earth disappeared, within 50 years all life on Earth would end. If all human beings disappeared from the Earth, within 50 years all forms of life would flourish”. Ironically, of the 50 years given for life to end from the absence of insects, humans would be “voted off the island” almost immediately.

I feel shame for what’s seen today. It’s likely my hair will turn white long before the majority of humanity reaches a consensus on right & wrong. To expect change short of this point requires a global event — shedding enough social disease past the tipping point. I have hope for that day.