On Freedom and other words

This word “freedom” has been thrown around a long time. It’s something that has been used to justify many things. Are we free? That depends on where in the world you live and to what extent that freedom has been extended to you by your government, religion, tribe and other forms of social control. Let’s start with some extreme examples. If you’re a citizen of North Korea, as an example, you’re not free. If you speak out against the government, you will have put your very livelihood in danger.

On life and other distractions

At some point as we get older we realize that we are makers of our own suffering. We are are own slave master and freely submit ourselves to this trick of the mind. I believe the last 5 years of my life my view of life and specially  the mind have changed drastically. Meditation seems to be the only solace that we can take to try to free us from this trap.

Google doodle celebrates Roswell

This is neat.

Why Evolution Is True

There’s a really nice Google doodle today, even though it celebrates woo: the 66th anniversary of the Roswell Incident, in which a UFO supposedly crashed near Roswell, New Mexico. That led to a bunch of conspiracy theories about how the U.S. Government covered up the incident, including autopsies of the aliens that were aboard the spacecraft.

Well, most of us know about this, but you can still have fun by clicking on the Google doodle, which is an animated game. After the spaceship crashes, move the cursor to help the stranded alien find the piece of his missing spaceship and put them back together.

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Here’s a screenshot of what you’ll see; click on the triangle to play.

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