I'm not old. Sixty five. I look younger, but how much more time do I have? Twenty three years from now will be the age my father died. Thirty-four years from now will be the age my mother died. I still have some time. Right? I notice, however, that I think about "the end" a... Continue Reading →
Why are any of us living our lives? As for me... Well, I was born, so I gotta live, right? Life is exciting. Lots of things to learn, to see, smell, hear, touch, lots of places to go, people to meet, philosophies to study, books to read, Avenger movies to go to, Facebook and Twitter feeds... Continue Reading →
We have no proof life exists anywhere in the universe other than Earth. Given a planet with the right conditions, life can spring from matter and eventually evolve into something greater is the wet dream of science, but still an unproven theory.
I have a small worm composting bin. This is not it, but basically you get the idea. You keep it indoors. Worm composting is different than regular composting. With regular composting you throw your kitchen waste in a container and keep turning it over and over until it rots into nice looking dirt for your... Continue Reading →
In a recent non-scientific pole at least half of my Facebook friends who responded said they believe the earth is 4,000 years old, not 4.5 billion years old. My father could not accept Earth was only 4,000 years old, so he "doubted" God. He described himself as agnostic, which he defined as "someone who wants... Continue Reading →
Rationalthinking101.com is my blog and whenever I post to it, like now, it's setup to share my post both on Twitter and Facebook. Since I live in Texas, I'm in the Trump Bible Belt. I've got friends here and I work for the state, but in a recent survey I discovered most of my Texan... Continue Reading →
When we completely destroy our planet’s environment then and only then space conization would become our “main ideology.” Sadly, however, even space colonization leads to the same question - will we destroy the next planet just like this one?
We can’t prove it. We can always suspect it is something different than what we think is in fact real. This image might help illustrate our dilemma. We could be just brains in a jar. However, calculations are that it would take more energy than presently exists in the entire universe to maintain such an... Continue Reading →
My wife has gone all religious on me. I’m not used to that. For years she was leaning towards atheism. I was uncomfortable with atheism even though I lean heavily toward physics. Atheism makes sense. More sense then most evangelicals, ISIS, Catholics, Jews and so on. At least to me. I think all religions could... Continue Reading →