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
No bona fide clairvoyant known to me sells products.
Continue reading Things come in waves