Month: April 2012

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What’s in a matriarchy?

While doing my Anti-Caturday series, I’ve noticed a pattern; all complex societies in nature tend to be matriarchal. Apes seem to be the sole exception that proves the rule. In a lot of science fiction societies are always patriarchal, whether they be ….  Read More

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Stardust

If you ask an astrophysicist what is the most beautiful thing about science, a lot of them will answer; we are all made of stardust. Literally. A star starts out in gas clouds mostly in the spiral arms of galaxies. Dense regions ….  Read More

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Evolution 101

A while ago I had the pleasure of being at home when some Jehovah’s Witnesses came by. After talking to them I realized to my horror that they understood evolution to mean that a chimpanzee gave birth to a fully formed modern ….  Read More

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SFRC: Brave New World

The world has changed. There are no longer mothers or fathers, because children are developed in test-tubes, their destinies pre-determined for them before even conception. Multitudes of twins are decanted and raised as Alphas, Betas, Gammas, Deltas and Epsilons. All children receive ….  Read More