Dark Winter, Brighter Spring…

Topics: Biology, Civics, Civil Rights, COVID-19, Existentialism, Human Rights I have taken the following vaccines this year: Pneumonia, Seasonal Influenza (Flu), Shingles in two booster shots. Therefore, I am very likely to take the Coronavirus vaccine either offered by Pfizer or Moderna. Pfizer is pushing back on the Trump administration’s suggestion that the company isContinue reading “Dark Winter, Brighter Spring…”

Measure of Our Impact…

Topics: Civics, Climate Change, Environment, Existentialism It’s not just your storage unit that’s packed to the gills. According to a new study, the mass of all our stuff—buildings, roads, cars, and everything else we manufacture—now exceeds the weight of all living things on the planet. And the amount of new material added every week equalsContinue reading “Measure of Our Impact…”

Footsies With Armageddon…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Human Rights, Star Trek Iran’s most senior nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated near the capital Tehran, the country’s defense ministry has confirmed. Fakhrizadeh died in hospital after an attack in Absard, in Damavand county. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has condemned the killing “as an act ofContinue reading “Footsies With Armageddon…”

Truthiness, to Truth Decay…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights, Politics Truthiness is the belief or assertion that a particular statement is true based on the intuition or perceptions of some individual or individuals, without regard to evidence, logic, intellectual examination, or facts. Truthiness can range from ignorant assertions of falsehoods to deliberate duplicity or propaganda intended to sway opinions. The concept of truthiness hasContinue reading “Truthiness, to Truth Decay…”

Science Literacy, and Democracy…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Education, Existentialism, Human Rights, Politics “The human understanding is no dry light, but receives infusion from the will and affections; whence proceed sciences which may be called ‘sciences as one would.’ For what a man had rather were true he more readily believes. Therefore he rejects difficult things from impatience ofContinue reading “Science Literacy, and Democracy…”

Eight Years and Counting…

Topics: Climate Change, Existentialism, Global Warming The year 2028 could be one of stunning accomplishment or somber failure, depending on how society at large reacts to the current global warming crisis. An initiative called ClimateClock, created by a pair of activists/artists intends to ensure that we land in the former category. And if they’re not successful, don’t sayContinue reading “Eight Years and Counting…”

Infodemic…

Topics: COVID-19, Existentialism, Research I assure you, I have been affected by this pandemic more than most. I am in a demographic that can experience deleterious effects from this virus. I have had friends and family affected directly. I have classmates that are struggling to survive. This is no hoax: it’s real. My precautions areContinue reading “Infodemic…”

Nobel Peace Prize…

Topics: Existentialism, Nobel Peace Prize “We must either learn to live together as brothers, or we are going to die together as fools.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. See Also. NobelPrize.org. Nobel Media AB 2020. Fri. 9 Oct 2020. https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/1964/king/facts/ AnnouncementThe need for international solidarity and multilateral cooperation is more conspicuous than ever. The NorwegianContinue reading “Nobel Peace Prize…”

W in the Absolute F…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Dark Humor, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights We started with Tuesday’s “debate,” where one candidate came for the debate, while the other as an orange primate slinging shit, trying to get his opponent to stutter and literally, “seeing what sticks.” Every post-debate analysis gave it to his opponent. Now, he’s tested positiveContinue reading “W in the Absolute F…”

Apocalypse, Now…

Topics: Climate Change, Existentialism, Global Warming Cultural reference: Apocalypse Now When Luciana Leite arrived in the Pantanal on 2 September, she thought she would be celebrating her wedding anniversary. Instead, the biologist and her husband spent their eight-day planned holiday aiding volunteers and firefighters struggling to extinguish the burning landscape. A common destination for ecotourists,Continue reading “Apocalypse, Now…”