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The Poor Argument About The Poor Being Relatively Rich

Poverty in America! Ha! They have 50″ plasma TV screens, iphones,  the internet, air-conditioning, and most have such an abundance of food that they’re obese!” This is more-or-less the argument I’ve…

The Ball Costs Both 5 Cents and 10 Cents

A riddle that stumps most people when first attempted is the baseball-bat problem. Here it is: “A bat and ball cost $1.10.The bat costs one dollar more than…

Dual Inheritance Theory: Cultural and Biological Evolution Combined

After writing my last post about An Exposé on the Evolution of Women’s Body Hair, I gotta thinkin’… Much of the whole debate of that topic, and any topic…

An Exposé on the Evolution of Women’s Body Hair

A hate to do it. I really do. This is not even a subject I feel that passionately about. Well, okay…I guess passionate enough to write a blog…

Inattentional Blindness and Cultural Selective Attention

     It is common knowledge that we all have a limited capacity or ability to pay attention.  After all, we cannot notice everything in our surroundings nor…

Why It’s Hard to be Friends with a Christian

I gotta’ thinking the other day…Why don’t I have any Christian friends? I mean, surely I have some who are Christian in name only or else the biannual-obligatory-Easter/Christmas…

Most Neotenous in the World: Japan

Maeda Atsuko, the former number 1 member of AKB48, along with rest of the members, epitomizes Japanese neotenous features. Damn your infernal cuteness, Pikachu! Recently I have been…

All Are Saved? Universalism vs. Damnationism

The big news that a lot of Catholics, Christians, and even non-Christians alike are all talking about is Pope Francis’s declaration that “all are redeemed”.  Or wait, did…

The Arbitrariness of Signs?

One of the most memorable moments of the first and only linguistics class I ever took in University was when I got into a debate in front of…

The Ruins and the Three Lenses

The other day I thought of a kind of thought-experiment.  Well, more of an anecdote or parable, if you will. It goes as follows: Imagine a ruins of…