I wanted to write about how dreams only last about 3 seconds a piece, but they seem way longer, and so maybe your dreams come equipped with a set of memories causing it to seem as though the action of the dream has gone on for far longer. It’d be like if you were just … More Trans People Don’t Need Your Input.
(Originially published on July 25th, 2013) Carl Sagan was of the opinion that the best thing in the world, as a human being on Earth, is coming to understand the universe, or at least parts of it. The reason why the process of science, which just is the process of coming to understand the universe, … More “Cosmos” by Carl Sagan
I was recently at a Roll for Justice rally in support of Black Lives Matter. The speaker said, and I am paraphrasing, “People are mad about us protesting, rioting, burning buildings. Have any of them thought about how they would feel to be descended from people who were bought, mutilated, raped, and murdered without consequence?” … More Defund the Police.
At the very beginning of every single school day, students are asked to pledge their allegiance to the flag of the United States, and acknowledge the existence of a god in doing so. My informal argument for why this is problematic follows. We teach students, or at least we ought to, to take their words … More Stop Making Kids Pledge Their Allegiance To The Flag.
“Today I take Matthew, my younger son, to the Sierras; or we glide in a skiff on the bay a few miles away, across the flats, and he watches stingrays scatter like bats; or to the giant in-shore kelp forest, richly populated with fish larger than men. Over the edge of the boat, peering down … More “The Last Child in the Woods” by Richard Louv
Juneteenth I just finished reading “A Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking. The amount of information this slim book contains is staggering. I’m really grateful it’s in a book, actually, since my brain struggles to retain anything books are where I keep most of my information. The book touches on many subjects that fit … More “A Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking
Please sign and share! https://www.change.org/p/washington-state-senate-thurston-county-must-be-renamed It is time to rename Thurston County. This name gives honor Samuel R. Thurston, a virulent racist who demonized Blacks and Native Americans. Thurston worked tirelessly to strip the Native Americans of their rights to their ancestral homelands. He was a hero to the white invaders of the land, writing … More Rename Thurston County
If the system was such that you could never afford a loaf of bread, would you steal or starve?
What if there was a teleporter that could send you all the way across the world at the speed of light? Would you try it? Even if the way it worked was to utterly destroy you? Watch the video to find out more!