My Blog is organized by time, my webzine, “Reconnaissance” is organized by category, and this page is a fun-sized snack-pack of delicious, crunchy random posts. Every time you reload the page (Hit F5) you’ll be served six random posts.

The Human race as a strategy

A Meta-Strategy Every organism has a survival strategy. Survival strategies are species and subspecies templates for living. They describe a specialized role within an ecological niche. Their roles are defined by exploiting a particular angle on making a living and by the adaptations of their bodies toward this goal. The amazing anteater for example makes a […]


The descent of Darwin: Part 3 – Stretched Thin

Arguments against Darwin generally come with theology as the endgame. It reminds me of the artificially intelligent toaster on Red Dwarf; it would engage the crew in deep philosophical chats which all came down to asking if they’d like some toast. My argument against Darwin is his insufficiency. Charles Darwin is the Sigmund Freud of […]


Pushed too far

Why stress hormones and fight or flight response are part of ADHD “Teaching” Here’s something that happens to ADHD children a lot:  Getting pushed beyond their limits by accident. Here’s how it works and why it’s so bad. The child says, “I can’t do this.” Adult (teacher or parent) does not believe it, because Adult […]


The descent of Darwin: Part 3 – Stretched Thin

Arguments against Darwin generally come with theology as the endgame. It reminds me of the artificially intelligent toaster on Red Dwarf; it would engage the crew in deep philosophical chats which all came down to asking if they’d like some toast. My argument against Darwin is his insufficiency. Charles Darwin is the Sigmund Freud of […]


Of Mice and Memory

It’s just a snippet out of context and it won’t mean much to you, but for me, this is like finding a shred of an ancient scroll in a clay pot: Thrilling, but poignantly incomplete. I love bedtime stories. Listening to the voice of someone I love telling me a story at bedtime carries me […]


2 Paradigm Shifting Studies of Meditation

I began meditating a few months back and it feels very positive, even transformative. That feeling is backed up empirically. There are a number of interesting published studies on the effects of meditation but these two are amazing! Both have high strength of evidence. The titles below link to the full articles. Here’s the nutshell […]

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