Tuesday, March 9, 2021
This is an article I wrote in 2010 for a now defunct bioanthropology website. The robust Australopithecus coexisted with other hominids for over a million years. Members of this family include Paranthropus Boisei, Paranthropus Robustus and Paranthropus Aethiopicus.  P. Aethiopicus...
The video is here. There are, of course, minor discrepancies between the script and the video (e.g I chose to say one word instead of another based on how it sounded when read aloud). John Stuart Mill was an English...
The Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics attempts to resolve the apparent paradoxes left unsatisfactorily unraveled by other interpretations. One of its appealing qualities is its compatibility with and usefulness in making sense of experimental evidence without the introduction of...
This is an excerpt from a blank verse drama I started writing many years ago. The speech seems pertinent to the cause of life extension.
Gradatim ferociter By degrees, ferociously. (Motto of Blue Origin) The Japanese principle of kaizen comes to mind here. Small improvements quickly accrue, yet they are not terribly encouraging. In many endeavors one's progress is slow until something clicks. Thus it requires...
Historia est magistra vitae History is life's teacher Life, like any other game, contains a manifold of moves and pieces. Yet some are more likely to transpire than others and the variables, and the rules themselves, are not always clear....
"Say thus to thyself every morning: today I may have to deal with some intermeddler in other men's affairs, with an ungrateful man; an insolent or a crafty or an envious or an unsociable or selfish man." - Marcus Aurelius "As...
Originally published on January 11, 2011. Little is known about the life of the Roman nobleman Gaius Valerius Catullus. He lived during the late Republic, befriended many prominent people, and fell in love with a woman posterity knows only by...
"Abstract verbalizations about personal liberty, freedom of the press and so on will not be convincing in most parts of the world. In many areas they will not even be comprehensible." - Simple Sabotage Field Manual, Office of Strategic Services The...

Latin Proverbs: B

Bene legere saecla vincere One who reads well masters the ages. The word saecla should look familiar to anyone who has looked at a dollar bill. Novus Ordo Seclorum translates to "A New Order of the Ages" (not "A New World Order" as...
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