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on studying biology - Wednesday, May 21st 2008 7:25 PM
the purpose of the study of biology is to gain more of an appreciation and respect for the myriad living beings that we share our planet with. it is not to learn how to...
on being our own puppeteers - Sunday, January 20th 2008 10:02 AM
when we move our hands or our fingers it appears to us as though it is our hands and our fingers that are doing what they want to do. but...
on sensory illusions - Friday, November 2nd 2007 11:36 AM
a straight line is purely a mental abstaction which in reality cannot exist in a non-euclidean (curved) universe. it will always be a minute fraction of a circle, as a line...
on beauty, creativity and humor - Saturday, August 18th 2007 4:42 AM
the beauty of creativity expands outward as it draws inspiration from its surroundings and is humorous because of its unexpected spontaneity
on developmental evolution - Thursday, July 26th 2007 8:39 PM
just as the observable universe is filled with galaxies, solar systems, stars and planets in various stages of their development so too the people and customs of earth can be...
on making a loving world - Wednesday, July 25th 2007 6:44 PM
it doesn't matter whether christ actually existed or not. it doesn't matter whether god exists or existed or if god never was. what matters is that goodness and kindness...
on ethical eating - Tuesday, July 24th 2007 8:59 PM
good health is a beneficial result of eating ethically
on dreams - Tuesday, July 24th 2007 8:59 PM
dreams are the internal symbolic (imaginary) representations of thoughts as man-made external creations are the tangible manifestations of ideas
on living someone else's idea - Wednesday, June 27th 2007 6:45 PM
the social order of every country and culture is based upon someone's idea of how it should be run and each individual who lives under that order is living someone else's idea...
on giving up harmful lifestyles - Wednesday, June 27th 2007 6:45 PM
too many of us are not willing to give up things or lifestyles we are used to even when continuing to have them means causing harm to other living beings. when this is the...
on saying what is best for a child - Wednesday, June 27th 2007 6:44 PM
what position are we in to say and do what is best for a child when we do not realize or do what is best for ourselves
on creating heaven on earth - Wednesday, June 27th 2007 6:44 PM
if we stop putting faith in a better life in heaven after we die we then begin to search for ways to create a better life for each here today and show concern for how our...
on how we choose to employ ourselves - Tuesday, June 26th 2007 6:38 PM
some people argue that it would be wrong to stop activities like the seal hunt, rodeos or the meat and dairy industry because of the amount of people these occupations employ....
on driving - Tuesday, June 26th 2007 6:37 PM
while it may be necessary for some to continue to drive vehicles in order to transport themselves it is not necessary to do so in such a way that poisons the air we breathe. the...
on living for today - Tuesday, June 26th 2007 6:36 PM
live for today in the here and now and enjoy all that living has to offer but do not jeopardize tomorrow for others who will come after you by selfishly corrupting your...
on justifying what you eat - Tuesday, June 26th 2007 6:36 PM
give not as a justification for what you eat that some other animals eat it too but rather give as your rationalization that which is reasonable for you to eat because it not...
on fighting injustice - Tuesday, June 26th 2007 6:36 PM
if you fight against injustice nothing may come it. if you do nothing however then nothing will surely result, nay worse than nothing for continued oppression will be the...
on habit - Tuesday, June 26th 2007 6:36 PM
habit only makes things seem natural because we have become accustomed to them. it is second nature not first nature.
on getting used to terrible things - Tuesday, June 26th 2007 6:36 PM
we may become used to terrible things through constant exposure but what impact does this have upon our psyche and our actions.
on making demands - Tuesday, June 26th 2007 6:36 PM
1) we demand others to do for us whatever is not within our power to do for ourselves 2) we demand others to do for us whatever is within our power to do for ourselves but...
on the fear that others may start to consume less - Friday, June 8th 2007 9:00 PM
the one thing that the meat and dairy industry fear is the same as what the oil and gas industry fear, what irresponsible advertisers fear, what the political economists fear,...
on an ordered and predictable universe - Saturday, June 2nd 2007 1:29 PM
if a thing becomes measurable, it becomes calculable. when it becomes calculable, it becomes knowable. when it becomes knowable, it becomes predictable. the seemingly infinite...
on the illusion of freedom - Friday, May 25th 2007 10:35 AM
all decisions must be based on how we believe it is necessary to live our lives with the maximum amount of well-being for ourselves and others. this demands thinking reasonably...
on classification - Thursday, April 26th 2007 7:56 PM
rather than distinct categories of "race" or "species" we are finding more of a continuum through time and space of geographically interesting beings who adapt themselves as...
on life - Thursday, April 26th 2007 7:42 PM
why does life make life inimicle to life? that is, why do living beings make the act of living detrimental to their own lives and the existence of other beings? along with the...