The Hindu Caste System

In the dictionary used by Google Assistant, caste (pronouced kast), is a system "distinguished by relative degrees of ritual purity or pollution and of social status." During British reign over the Indian subcontinent from 1876 to 1947, the practice was outlawed. The caste system, though against the law, still holds many people down in poorer parts... Continue Reading →

Space Shuttle and the Horses Ass

Did you know.... The gauge for the U.S. railways is 4 feet eight and a half inches. That's a weird number. It also, as we shall see, has relevance to the now retired U.S. Space Shuttle program and the horses ass. This post was copied from a Facebook page. Why was that railway gauge used... Continue Reading →

Relics of the Past Destroyed? Is it Islamic Extremists Again?

Back when the Taliban Government under Sudam Hussein was destroying relics and statues of Buddha in Afghanistan that were thousands of years old, historians were horrified. Could you imagine, for example, blowing up the pyramids of Egypt? The Taliban's actions were reminiscent of the Nazi's burning books, or of the Spanish burning all of the... Continue Reading →

Can it be reasonably expected that Earth will survive, regressing to its original state, surviving the human race?

For the first half of Earth’s existence there was hardly any breathable oxygen. There was no life. In the end, Earth will return to a state where there is no life. So, yes, Earth will out-survive humans, and yes, it may and will return to a state where no living thing can survive on it.... Continue Reading →

Did Amelia Earhart Survive? No.

According to an article in NPR, the recent flurry in the news that Amelia Earhart survived a 1937 plain crash does not match historical records and is an incorrect assumption. An undated photo in the U.S. National Archives ignited speculation that Amelia Earhart survived a 1937 crash, but the same photo appears in a book... Continue Reading →

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