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Yodok Stories

20,000,000 people are being held prisoner in North Korea. They are starving, resorting to cannibalism. Completely cut off from the world, they have no media and no sources of information except for occasional helium balloons carrying leaflets sent by sympathetic … Continue reading

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Stem Cells

Apparently the only people who really have an issue with stem cell research are Catholics and Christian fundies. That’s a pretty seriously small minority. Islam, Hinduism, and Judaism have no issues with using stem cells for research purposes, as the … Continue reading

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Design Is Key To Understanding

I recently watched the NOVA special “Cracking the Maya Code” and was absolutely fascinated by it. I have a special place in my heart for Mesoamerican / pre-Colombian civilizations and Mayanists in general. It’s incredible to me that the language … Continue reading

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How To Save Humanity From Destroying Itself By Using Made Up Numbers

Problem: Industrialized nations, whose population make up a relatively small proportion of all of humanity, consume vastly more resources than the rest of the world. In addition, significantly large populations, generally in Asia, are beginning to enter a more consumptive … Continue reading

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