We begin with Galaxian’s comment on “Jeanette:”
Schizophrenia is not a karmic matter. It is an organic disease just as much as cancer is. I don’t see how anything someone did in a previous life, or early in their current life, would bring this horrible thing on them. Anybody can develop this condition at any time, although it usually starts in young adulthood.
I gather we are both familiar with this disease.
It’s a mistake to condemn a person on the basis of his or her lot, and also can be highly misleading to say she or he “deserves” it.
Continue reading Karma basics
I don’t hold with those who want to blame global warming wholly on American industry and American cars. The slashing-burning of hundreds of square miles of Amazon rain forest each day, and the air pollution in Mexico City and Beijing, show the need for a global response.
There are two principal ways human beings can reduce greenhouse gases: (1) covering more land with green plants that will consume carbon dioxide from the air; and (2) reducing our carbon dioxide emissions.
Some simple considerations of architecture address both concerns.
Continue reading Reducing our carbon footprint – by design
Noise, in general, is chaotic or random sound.
Danny personifies noise.
Continue reading Noise
On Friday, July 25, I emerged from my devotional time exceptionally centered, and I stayed that way for hours. Nothing like this has happened to me before. It raised a number of new questions and resurrected many old ones.
Continue reading Coming abstractions
Scientists can now predict a person’s physical appearance just from the person’s DNA, with astonishing accuracy.
However, those same genes apparently predict nothing about one’s personality. Continue reading Stereotypes and phenotypes
When I was in grade school, we watched this movie half a dozen times. As an adult, I was determined to incorporate it on my website.
Then I found out it’s available online. Continue reading Donald in Mathmagic Land
Elephants are so much like people.
Continue reading Musth