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Humanity’s Obsession with its Destruction

December 23, 2012 1 comment

Fear is the most compelling form of folly.

Xenocrates

What is it about the complete and utter destruction of mankind that causes most of us to react with such a uniform sense of paranoia? Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many people around the world were in full on, weaponized panic over the past week, because they were compelled the world was going to end on December 21, 2012. Well it didn’t happen—as I had predicted in an earlier post about a similar prophecy that failed to materialize. However, our fear of our destruction has captured our imagination for decades. Just look at the video montage above taken from no less than seven different movies. Why?

Well, it has to do with our programming.

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What’s the point of it all?

August 3, 2012 Leave a comment

God is the correct answer to a silly question.

Xenocrates

This fantastic sight wasn’t created. It evolved that way. The NGC 1672 Spiral Galaxy © Hubble Telescope.

A young woman confronted me recently about my last post. She was angry at me because it made sense. All her life, even though she doesn’t subscribe to any particular religion, she still wanted to believe that somewhere out there, there was something more than the life that we have. Apparently she was dissatisfied with how her life turned out and hoped that there was something more. So I conceded that yes, there is something more, but it is probably not spiritual. She was furious: “Why not?” She prodded. “How else can we explain our existence if there isn’t some grand purpose to it?” This post is my answer to her question.

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The Higgs Boson: Why the ‘God’ Particle won’t quell Religion

July 5, 2012 Leave a comment

Now that we’ve found the creator in a laboratory, can we stop believing in this religious nonsense?

Xenocrates

Unless you were living under a rock for the last 72 hours, it is inescapable that you’ve heard the news. Scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva have finally discovered the particle that for the last 38 years has been theorized as being responsible for conferring mass to subatomic particles. In layman’s terms, it is the particle that is responsible for the creation of the universe. So that ultimately begs a very crucial question: Now that we’ve found the universe’s creator in a laboratory, can we stop believing in this religious nonsense?

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Humanity is still a Primitive Species

June 18, 2012 Leave a comment

For all our technological advancement, we are still little more than apes with tools.

Xenocrates

This is what we would look like to an advanced extra-terrestrial civilization.

You may have looked around yourself lately and thought how magnificent it is to be alive during the time that you are, especially with all of our technological advancements. And yet, if there exists a civilization advanced enough to cross the galaxy to meet us, all of this would be worthless. Why? Because we are still quite a primitive species and I’m about to tell you how.

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The Anatomy of Racism (Part 1 of 4)

February 26, 2012 Leave a comment

If racism was taught, then who taught the first child to be racist?

Xenocrates

Racial Segregation in Durham, NC

We have come a long way since the civil rights uproar in the 1960’s. Up until then, white folks were not afraid of openly and publicly denouncing black people as genetically inferior humans. It’s intriguing to consider then that since the 1960’s, the only thing that has changed is how society perceives racism. It seriously questions the notion that racism is taught. In this post, I will attempt to demonstrate that the propensity for racism is intrinsic to human nature. That is why even after society has successfully demonized this behaviour, it will never truly go away.

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Contemplating Suicide (1 of 2)

April 29, 2011 9 comments

There is a certain amount of cowardice that is indistinguishable from madness.

Xenocrates

Suicide

Suicide, from a concatenation of the Latin words sui (self) and caedere (to kill) is perhaps the most tragic form of death known to man, largely because it’s performed by one’s own hands. When someone takes their own life, there are powerful psychological processes at play as it involves denying our natural instinct to survive. So how could anyone override that instinct?

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Contemplating Death (3 of 3)

April 21, 2011 28 comments

The fear of death is worse than death itself.

Xenocrates

Tsunami Drowning Victims

Most people will tell you that the worst way to die is by fire. This is far from the truth. Death by fire may be the most excruciatingly painful way to go out. However, burning to death is relatively quick, is not quite as frightening nor does it incur as much suffering as the top three covered in this post. Some of these will surprise you. This because while most of us have felt first hand what death by fire might be like (how many of us have held our hand over a flame?) the top three worst ways to die require long exposure and very extraordinary circumstances.

WARNING: This post covers some relatively dark content. Additionally, some readers may find some of the photos featured to be quite graphic. Reader discretion is thus strongly advised.

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