Memes don’t really exist as a discreet causal agency in evolution, and saying they do won’t make it so.
Democracies, like our garden plants, die when they are not carefully and faithfully nurtured.
Only in a functioning democracy can peaceful protest movements succeed.
How our history judges Trump will say more about us as a country than about Trump.
An established forest, rather than being an arena for individual self-interest and unbridled competition, is in fact a highly cooperative community.
The deep social stresses that led to the election of Donald Trump will only get worse as the new tax law benefits the rich at the expense of the poor and the middle-class, and future generations.
Democracy only exists if the “will of the people” can be effectively exercised – if the elected “representatives” are compelled to abide by the laws, represent the citizenry and, ultimately, serve the common good.
Once again, we are witnessing the ancient truth (going back to Plato). It seems that humankind is doomed endlessly to re-live an age-old story and then promptly forget it.
Among our many individual differences, we also vary in our sense of fairness toward others. Here’s an informal quiz about some everyday fairness issues.
Our public education system is mediocre at best. It mocks the concept of equal opportunity.