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Solaris

Friday, November 29th, 2013

A lot of us have time off for Thanksgiving.  Everything’s closed and we’re stuffed full of turkey and dressing.  That leaves us with a problem — what are we going to do with ourselves?  We need something to do! You know what you need?  A good sci-fi.  I’ll recommend the 1972 classic Solaris.  I watched […]

A Walmart Thanksgiving

Monday, November 25th, 2013

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, left-leaning organizations have been attacking Wal-mart over the low wages they pay their employees.  They’re earning billions of dollars ($15~16 billion this year) in profits, yet even their full-time workers are on food stamps and other government assistance. I read a story where Walmart workers were preparing […]

Brave New World

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Have any of you read Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World?  I want to spend a little time and reflect on some of the themes in the book. It takes place in the year 2540, far in the future.  We’re introduced to a strange society that has went to great lengths to eliminate every form […]

Musings On Romance

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

I’m about to mix philosophy, romance, and love into one post.  Brace yourselves. I’ll begin by contrasting two different schools of thought which underlie everyone’s views on love these days.  Most people are some blend of the Romantic school of thought and the typical Enlightenment, empirical Western tradition.  That’s very academic sounding, but I’ll explain […]

War Is Stupid

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Just a few days ago I was in the Missouri S&T Physics building looking at fliers on the walls.  The U.S. Department of Defense offers these spectacular scholarship programs for the best scientists and engineers which will pay you a $30,000-$40,000 a stipend per year, all room and board covered, plus all tuition costs paid. […]

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