An example of Darwinism in action

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A few facts. In the United States, at the time of writing, there have been over 35 million reported cases of COVID-19. There have been nearly 627,000 COVID-19 deaths in the U.S.

At present, approximately 188.5 M people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and almost 163 M people in the U.S are fully vaccinated.

How many people in the U.S. have died after receiving one of the COVID-19 vaccines? Approximately 6,000 deaths have been reported in individuals who received one of the vaccines. It is unknown how many of these individuals may have already contracted…


Which requires a lot of nerve to tell

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Why does it hurt so much when you hit your “funny bone?”

The “funny bone” is actually the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve is the primary nerve in the arm. It travels from the spine through the neck before snaking down the upper arm following a groove in the humerus, the bone that runs from the shoulder to the elbow. Then past the elbow, the nerve travels past the ulna (the bone on the pinky side of the lower arm) and the radius (the bone on the thumb side of the lower arm) to the wrist.

The ulnar nerve is…


And why critical thinking is hard work

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Most Americans are terrible at critical thinking. Even after 12 to 16 years of formal education, many students cannot think critically and solve problems. For example, employers who hire recent college graduates with a bachelor’s degree report that only 26% are well prepared for critical and analytical thinking. Likewise, employers report that only 24% can analyze and solve complex problems, 27% are proficient in written communications, and 28% are proficient in oral communications.

It is reasonable to assume that most individuals who have less formal education are even more lacking in critical thinking skills. …


100 WORDS

Thrifty Words 100 Challenge #25: Silver Linings

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July 1959. Friends were throwing “Cherry Bombs” against the side of a barn. An errant throw hit me. The explosion knocked me unconscious, permanently blinding my right eye.

March 1970. My draft number came up for the Vietnam War Draft. I reported for my mandatory physical exam in perfect shape. But I failed the vision exam. They didn’t want the liability of a one-eyed soldier. So, I completed my education and proceeded with my life.

Two friends passed their physicals that March day. They were killed in Vietnam.

The black cloud in my eye was my lucky silver lining.

The…


Keep God out of government

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The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (The Bill of Rights) prohibits the government from making any law “respecting an establishment of religion.” This clause forbids the government from establishing an official religion and prohibits government actions that unduly favor one religion over another. It also prohibits the government from unduly preferring religion over non-religion or non-religion over religion.

On Independence Day, we should reflect on and resolve to reinforce the founding values of the United States of America. …


A rebuttal to a Republican false flag issue

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At the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) hoot and holler, the former guy who is now facing a shit-ton of litigation in New York was the front-runner for the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nomination. That assumes that the Republican Cheeto Jesus is not appropriately clad in an orange prison suit or stroked out by then.

Cheeto Jesus led the straw poll field with 55% of the vote because, of course, he has such a history of winning due to his wit, charm, eloquence, and verbal elocution. …


Governor DeSantis auditions for 2024

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Florida Republican Governor DeSantis and his rubber-stamp legislature have been busy little bigots.

First, they passed sweeping voter reform laws to “fix” Florida voting, which was widely recognized as the most efficient in the country in the 2020 election.

According to the New York Times, the law, Senate Bill 90, limits the use of drop boxes where voters can deposit absentee ballots and adds more identification requirements for anyone requesting an absentee ballot. It also requires voters to request an absentee ballot for each two-year election cycle, rather than every four years, under the previous…

James Knight

Old unreformed unf**kwithable professor with a rock & roll soul, still crazy after all these years and still running against the wind.

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