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The Cosmogonic Grunt: Old Dog. New Tricks.

50 months. 106 blog posts. 89 followers. The rise of Donald Trump. It was February 28, 2013 at 12:05 PM that I officially kicked off this blog with a nod to Saint Thomas Aquinas, and yet another voice was added …

2017-04-26 17:27   Click to comment

The Cosmogonic Grunt: Our pet companions and the cycle of life

An ode to one of my companions on his last days on earth.

2017-03-23 17:50   Click to comment

The Cosmogonic Grunt: I don’t know what to do with Real Americans.

I seem to be surrounded by Real Americans these days. Real Americans determined to make America great again; Real Americans determined to round up those illegals and send them back home; Real Americans who want to deal with those crime …

2017-02-28 20:37   Click to comment

The Cosmogonic Grunt: On Consciousness, part 3: The Robots

Note: for a discussion on the evolutionary basis for consciousness, please review part one of this series. For a discussion on the human condition with respect to consciousness, please review part two. Will a machine ever become conscious? In order …

2017-02-16 17:43   Click to comment

The Cosmogonic Grunt: To Resist

Back in February of 2014 I wrote a post entitled To Dissent. I encourage you to go read it, but I want to quote the final paragraph of that post: The times are always tumultuous for dissent, now more than …

2016-11-14 14:39   Click to comment

The Cosmogonic Grunt: Climbing out of the rabbit hole

As always in a democracy, there are issues we can agree on, and there are issues we cannot agree on. I can agree, for example, that the establishment has done a poor job of protecting the middle class. I can …

2016-11-10 17:02   Click to comment

The Cosmogonic Grunt: Eden is gone. Get over it.

There was once a period of time on this planet that was perfect for growth and prosperity for the human race. For over ten thousand years, the earth’s temperature hovered around a relatively narrow band. The climate was relatively stable. …

2016-11-04 19:11   Click to comment

The Cosmogonic Grunt: A Veteran’s Thoughts on Colin Kaepernick

Jim Wright over at Stonekettle Station has his usual eloquent take on the so-called Colin Kaepernick incident , in which he describes, in somewhat great length, his opinion on whether Kaepernick should stand (or not) during the playing of the …

2016-09-08 17:12   Click to comment

The Cosmogonic Grunt: And we are still two nations

So, the verdict is out on Tamir Rice. What more is there to write than what I have already written: here, and here, and on, and on…

2015-12-30 15:07   Click to comment

The Cosmogonic Grunt: The communists are not who you think

I find it interesting that many people accuse Bernie Sanders of being a communist when he is merely advocating the expansion of many of the ‘socialist’ programs that these same people take for granted—Social Security, Medicare, reduced college tuition—while at …

2015-12-28 17:37   Click to comment

The Cosmogonic Grunt: The problem with Donald Trump

The problem with Donald Trump is not one of economics and hate. The problem is about legitimacy and trust. The reason that Trump has risen so high in the polls is that he speaks to the lack of legitimacy with …

2015-12-14 18:00   Click to comment

The Cosmogonic Grunt: Racism, and that which we can never know

Twelve Years a Slave came in the mail from Netflix a while ago. It sat resolutely on the counter for a week or two collecting dust, and then I sent it back unwatched. I will probably never watch it, even …

2015-10-05 23:54   Click to comment

The Cosmogonic Grunt: Syria: Still the proverbial canary

In September of 2013, I wrote a blog post in which I labeled Syria as the proverbial canary in the coal mine with respect to global warming. Here we are, almost exactly two years later, and I see that Syria …

2015-09-11 17:32   Click to comment

The Cosmogonic Grunt: Transgender confusion

There seems to be quite the spectacle surrounding the transformation of Bruce Jenner into Caitlyn Jenner, with all the tropes about gender confusion, and gender identity, and gender roles, and gender politics, and choice vs. birth, and so on and …

2015-06-09 17:38   Click to comment

The Cosmogonic Grunt: On consciousness, part 2: The human condition

Note: for a discussion on the evolutionary basis for consciousness, please review part one of this series. No other species in the history of this planet has been so fascinated with its own reflection than humans. No other species has …

2015-06-07 02:19   Click to comment

The Cosmogonic Grunt: The tribunal of conscience

To those who were brought up in the Western tradition of conscience— and who was not?—it seems only natural to think of their agreement with others as secondary to a solitary decision in foro conscientiae [in the tribunal of conscience], …

2015-05-05 12:29   Click to comment

The Cosmogonic Grunt: Oh Baltimore

I guess this needs repeating: To those of you who cannot understand why a certain group of people could be enraged to the point where they would loot and otherwise destroy their neighborhood, close your eyes for a minute and …

2015-04-30 22:09   Click to comment

The Cosmogonic Grunt: Judge, jury, and executioner?

“I never broke the law. I am the law!” –Judge Dredd In the United States and, indeed, most other countries that claim the mantle of being “civilized,” there is a deliberate chain of events that is designed to unfold between …

2015-04-28 17:27   Click to comment

The Cosmogonic Grunt: The Problem With Hillary Clinton: A Liberal’s Perspective

The problem with Hillary is not her ties to Wall Street, although they are certainly troubling. The problem with Hillary is not the sources of funding for the Clinton Foundation, although they are troubling, too. The problem is not Benghazi …

2015-04-23 22:37   Click to comment

The Cosmogonic Grunt: On consciousness, part 1: An evolutionary basis

What is consciousness? That is a question that has stymied humanity for probably as long as we have been conscious, whatever that is. And with theories ranging from the purely mechanistic to the deeply spiritual and everywhere in between, it …

2015-04-17 12:47   Click to comment

The Cosmogonic Grunt: The science is settled: global warming is caused by cosmic rays

Actually, it’s not. The evidence is irrefutable at this point that global warming is being caused primarily by human manipulation of the environment. But does it matter? Despite increasingly dire predictions by scientists and international organizations—and recent evidence that events …

2015-04-09 12:57   Click to comment

The Cosmogonic Grunt: Cheney is not Eichmann

I have seen some people on the Internets comparing Dick Cheney to Adolf Eichmann, the notorious “architect of the Holocaust” and of whom Hannah Arendt was referring when she famously described the “banality of evil.” Yet Eichmann was no mastermind. …

2014-12-16 16:40   Click to comment


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