©2020 C. Henry Martens Human beings look for patterns. We recognize correlations. We are designed by evolution to watch the tall grasses waving in the breeze and see the anomaly as a predator disturbs the mosaic. We see, we notice… Read moreConspiracy, Fact or Fiction?
©2019 C. Henry Martens I grew up in interesting times. One of the more interesting societal changes in my early years was the way white people were waking up to past wrongs against those people not white. There was a… Read moreReturn of the Bison
Plague is forever linked to the Black Death, a pestilence that wiped out a significant portion of humanity in Europe in the Middle Ages. It likely originated in the plains of Central Asia. But plague was not a new arrival…. Read moreHow did the plague reshape Bronze Age Europe?
©2019 Molly Carter Patriarchal societies in which women had less, little, or no power/autonomy seem to be the norm throughout history. Why was this so prevalent? What are some matriarchal societies and how did they differ from the patriarchal ones?… Read moreGuest Post: The Natural Development of Patriarchal Societies
©2018 Kari Carlisle Over drinks at a party I attended a few weeks ago, the topic of discussion turned to Facebook. Specifically, the topic was Facebook’s policy and process regarding “hate speech.” I don’t deny that hate speech… Read moreThe Erosion of Our Freedom of Speech
©2018 Kari Carlisle The lessons of history can prepare us for the future only if we listen and apply them. Regardless of the apocalyptic scenario, natural or human-caused, human survival will depend on commerce, i.e. the interchange of goods and… Read moreCommerce for Survival?
©2017 Kari Carlisle Happy Friday the 13th! Or should I say, ‘Watch out – it’s Friday the 13th!’? History is rife with superstitions, and though we may think ourselves quite sophisticated today, we are still slaves to some irrational fears…. Read moreSuperstitions: The Fourteenth Floor
©2017 Kari Carlisle What is it about time travel stories that so intrigues us? Is it the dream of going back in time to change how things turn out for the better? Stop the Titanic, or give your young… Read moreHow to Time Travel
©2016 C. Henry Martens A collection of thoughts and quotes jotted down as life passes by. Good design is very often beyond the designer’s grasp. They don’t have the ability to design for the market as they are stuck on… Read moreTruth be Told
©2016 C. Henry Martens I thought The Revenant was one of the most accurately filmed and choreographed movies ever. The first scene where they were hunting an elk, on flooded ground in the forest, was brilliant. Also nice to see… Read moreMovie Review: The Revenant