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Don’t Follow Your Passion

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Mike Rowe from the television show Dirty Jobs gives some excellent advice, “Don’t follow your passion, follow opportunity.”  It’s worth considering.  

Who Are You People?

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

This is an English paper I had to write for a class.  I was given free reign to write about anything I wanted, as long as it was related to my field of study.   I chose to write about my struggle to escape solipsism, and my thoughts on whether or not the other people […]

Where Does Morality Reside?

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

This is a short paper I wrote for an ethics class. ————————————————————— Humans are born into a difficult situation.  We all want live happy, fulfilled, joyful lives, with depth and richness in our experiences, but we all know that life often does not go the way we would like it to.  This is because human […]

Earthly Utopias

Monday, January 11th, 2016

What happens when you create a utopia on Earth?  We can’t do this for humans, but we have the power to do this for a small subset of animals.  What will happens when we do? Dr. Calhoun (see video below), and American ethologist in the 1950s, built a perfect utopia for mice.  It was a […]

Neuroaesthetics and Neurological Theories Of Beauty

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

This is a paper I wrote for my neuroscience class and I thought it’s worth sharing on my blog.  I’ve been studying beauty for a while now and I tried to do a quick overview of a lot of the research which is taking place today, placing it in all in a larger context.  However, […]

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