QFTE

A Quantum Field Theory of Education Since science education is no longer considered enlightened unless informed by SCholarly Research On Teaching And Learning, a modern theory of education is needed in order to take full advantage of the clarifying terminology developed to make relativistic quantum mechanics more transparent. This essay constitutes the hermeneutics of a […]

rEvolution

Since the Great Freeze of 1989, early May in Central Florida isn't what it used to be, with hundreds of square miles of orange blossoms pumping out a perfume to make jasmine weep in envy. But there are still enough groves to catch your olfactory attention. George and I were sitting in his 12 foot […]

Gradient Hopping

When I wrote this in 2013, I'd had a nasty head cold for the past few days. Then one day I felt better (though not yet well) and it was so wonderful it reminded me of something important: It's better to feel better than to feel good. Most of the time I feel pretty good, […]

H.D.A.C.

Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Democratic Party?  Fuck you.  You know the answer. You are advised not to speak disrespectfully to this Committee.   Or what?  You'll put me away for longer?  Or maybe a firing squad -- I hardly care any more, living in this pitiful excuse […]

Social Fairness?

A conversation on Quora.com: My Question: "I think that insisting on fairness is toxic in intimate relationships. Is it a safe foundation for societies?" One of the Answers, from Dave Davidson, Biologically founded Philosophy (Answered Oct 31, 2017): There is a large difference between an intimate relationship, like pair bonding, and the social structures that […]

Original Sin

Look, that was a long time ago.  I wasn't even there.  I've never rebelled against God.  What does all that have to do with me? Have you not benefitted from the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge?  Well, yeah, of course.  But it would be stupid to just throw away knowledge, once it's learned.  Besides, […]

Premature Deaths

Ever notice how some phrases that have always seemed innocuous suddenly get really offensive when you stop to think about what they actually mean? (Look up "rule of thumb" sometime if you want to spoil that figure of speech for yourself.) The one that's started bothering me since I got old enough to be sensitive […]

Yes You Can!

You may not like this.  We live in an era of excuses, and everyone has lots of them.  I'm here to tell you that they are mostly illusory and are holding you back from a better life.  You will probably think I'm just lacking compassion.  I don't mind if you come to that conclusion after you've […]

The Experiment

The Physicist, a lovestruck knight comports himself with honour at the tournament Experiment in hope that Lady Nature, lovely, chaste, mysterious maiden, charmed by his heroic deeds, will twirl with delight and let her gown slip open briefly to reveal a glimpse of breast or flash of thigh. The Chemist is a rogue who cares […]