A previous post about the name Goliath prompted a few inquiries about my personal views on religion and the Bible. That topic is too broad for one post, but looking at a common claim regarding Christianity that “the Bible is the perfect word of God” seems to be a good place to start. Continue reading
The movie Arrival was released one year ago today! While the film was rightfully applauded and critically acclaimed, not enough credit was given to how the plot incorporated nonlinear orthography and linguistic relativity. Although some liberties were taken with the specifics of how these concepts worked in the story, the underlying ideas have a firm basis in reality! Continue reading
If I am ever persuaded to have children, it will be contingent that if we have a boy his name will be Goliath. After randomly browsing a list of all the names contained in the Bible it was observed that, although some were obscure, there are many still common today. However one name on the list stood out as very well known but seldom used: Goliath. This begs the questions of why. Continue reading
Happy National DNA Day everyone!
To celebrate I will share a very fun fact: they sequenced the bird genome a few years ago and found that the genes responsible for speech in song birds are almost identical to Continue reading
“Eat your carrots, it will improve your eyesight”. This is a phrase frequently repeated by parents to coax their children into eating carrots. The problem is it’s a complete lie, adding more evidence that everything I learned as a child was a lie.
Anyone who purchases a diamond ring for their fiancé is starting their marriage with a lie. Continue reading
In a realization that destroyed yet another piece of my childhood, the moral of the Tortoise and the Hare is NOT “slow and steady wins the race”. Continue reading
Part I- Dinosaurs
In another headline that proves everything I learned as a child was a lie, Jupiter does not orbit the Sun. I initially thought such a claim was outlandish. After all, I was taught in school that all planets orbit the Sun. However, these were the same people who taught me Pluto was a planet, so I decided to look into it further. Continue reading
Let’s talk about abortion.
To be clear, this post is not tackling the questions of morality or legality. “Pro-life” and “pro-choice” arguments are not represented. This is strictly reviewing the claim that abortion = murder. In a broader sense my hope is to change the manner in which this topic is currently being discussed.
Let’s talk about the Electoral College.
I need to preface this by making a few points. First, I find it curious that almost everyone bemoaning the electoral college seems to be Clinton-leaning while those proclaiming the importance of the Electoral College seem to be almost exclusively Trump-leaning. Continue reading