The Coffee Ghost
Come weary traveler and sit beside my fire. The world is cold and harsh; this I know all too well. I cannot offer you much besides a cup of tea or coffee and a brief respite from reality.
I'm a "ghost writer", get it?
- Top Story - November 2022
Something to Think About...
The mind is a strange thing, as it is not a thing at all. What is the mind if not the fragile attempt of a clump of meat to interpret the vast and complex reality around us. A fragile attempt that when disturbed can shatter into madness. Yet what is madness if not a greater understanding of reality that we simply lack the ability and context to share? Madness can be used by an observer like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, slowly creating a patchwork of understanding of our universe. When reduced to our essence we are but a feeble conscious born from the carcasses of dead stars that the great scavengers of the cosmos had not yet picked clean, attempting to discern our place in the universe? We are stardust attempting to understand the stardust of what was, what is, and what will be.
Examining the Modern Distrust of Science in the US
Throughout history, science has always pushed the boundary of public belief. Thankfully we have moved past the days where scientists were killed for fear of them being users of dark magic. Through general acceptance and applications of science we were able to prove its usefulness and have made great strides in our knowledge of the world around us. However, we may be moving back to the time where science is misunderstood as something bad.
The Controversy of Soy
The controversy of soy is an interesting mixture of misunderstanding and confirmation bias. I would like to start off by saying there has never been any scientific connection between soy and testosterone levels. Many people like to make the claim that soy has an affect on testosterone levels and will make men more feminine. There is no scientific evidence to back these claims up whatsoever. The majority of these claims come from a misunderstanding of biochemistry and people then latching onto that misunderstanding and spreading it as fact. Media sources who do not cite nor check sources then spread the misinformation to the public.
Find Your Respect for Nature
As I flew out of Anchorage, Alaska, headed back to my lab in Colorado, I saw the beautiful glaciers in the mountains. This image tells a story of beauty and sadness. You can see the light of the setting sun reflecting off the glaciers and lakes. But it’s sad to think that if action isn’t taken, they soon will be gone.