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Yodok Stories

Mike Caprio 4 Replies

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 people in the South. It’s as if they live 70 or 100 years in the […]

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Stem Cells

Mike Caprio 5 Replies

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 research occurs to cells before any of those belief systems consider them “alive”. Only Catholics […]

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Design Is Key To Understanding

Mike Caprio 3 Replies

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 of the Maya has finally been deciphered, and that we can rescue that tiny amount […]

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

Mike Caprio 7 Replies

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 phase of national development and could potentially drive more overconsumption. Resource-driven wars are looming; some […]

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