Losing My Religion
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey
The night after watching the Apollo 11 moon landing, I snuck out of the house to look at the fat crescent of the moon high in the sky and thought, ‘There are people up there!’
I didn’t know it then but—at the age of five—I had just lost my religion.
The Alien Psyche in Story Telling
Keep your god. I’ll take this.
The Problem Isn’t the Problem
The psyches of nonhuman species are going to be different from ours. Sketching out the parameters of an alien mind is essential to writing believable characters.
Æsclepius Interpreted, or I wish Graham Hancock Would Stop Talking Out His Ass
We don’t have cures for mass delusions and some of the deluded have access to apocalyptic weaponry.
The Miracle of Man
Graham Hancock seems to think that modernity will lead to the death of the human soul.
Sex is Good
The view that humanity is violent and evil is nothing more than a relic of religion.
Terrible, Terrible Freedom
Shame and sex do not belong in the same conversation, let alone the same act. The sexual act, with its symphonic variety, is not merely healthy, it is glorious.
Safety In Numbers
We long to visit other worlds, other planes—Færieland, Elysium, Asgard—as easily as stepping through a door.
In horror movies, the closed door is a source of terror. Properly, such doors should be a source of wonder.
Next time you find a small, oddly shaped, or out of place door. Try the handle. You never know what wonders might await you on the other side.
An infinite number of infinite Universes [Aions]…means that everything that is possible is real. Given that the laws of nature can differ from Aion to Aion, ‘impossible’ becomes a meaningless word.
Science (from the Latin word scientia, meaning “knowledge”) is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. The earliest roots of science can be traced to Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia in around 3500 to 3000 BCE. Their contributions to mathematics, astronomy, and medicine entered […]