July 18, 2019

(Updated. Original post 7.12.14)

As soon as we begin to differentiate between nations, arguing that nations are not equally evolved or civilized, the reader might challenge the author’s objectivity, for it is certainly not politically correct to speak this way.

So in ord...

November 5, 2016

If your peanut butter does not look like this, do not eat it:

If it looks like this (Skippy), it has been hydrogenated:

Hydrogenation is used to get rid of that pesky oil separation that occurs naturally with healthy peanut butter.

Hydrogenation kills the healthy active e...

April 29, 2016

I was invited to speak to a group of Jewish high school freshmen and seniors, and to address 5 theological questions. (I was one in a 5-speaker series, addressing the questions from a variety of religious perspectives, after which the students write their own personal...

August 20, 2015

You might find it as fascinating as I do that many structures in nature manifest the beautiful and ubiquitous Golden Spiral. It is one of the ways the famous Fibonacci Sequence shows up in nature. It can be seen in spiral galaxies, hurricanes, nautilus shells, and many...

April 6, 2015


I have become increasingly aware of how difficult it seems to be for people with different views to have a respectful and productive debate or argument. Those of us who use Facebook find ourselves posting things to most of the people we know, people from our...

May 1, 2013

Humans have always caged animals.

Of course, we have also caged and killed each other!

The question we take on is whether or not animals experience emotion, and therefore also emotional pain. If they do, that would require of all who believe themselves to be humane peopl...

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