Why are we alone? the Fermi Paradox

Why are we alone? the Fermi Paradox
I came across an interesting read  the other morning  on my Flipboard news stream.. From Gizmodo The Fermi Paradox: Where the Hell Are the Other Earths?  . Basically the Fermi Paradox in a nutshell says, in such a vast universe such as ours with so many potential stars and planets why haven’t we seen evidence of ...

Do only sick older people watch the evening news? 4

Do only sick older people watch the evening news?
My  daily routine after I get home from the gym or work, is to have a late dinner and then check out the evening news that I DVR’d . I don’t watch it live because I’m not home around 6:30p, so I just record it and watch it later, plus I can fast forward through ...

Benefits of quitting…

Benefits of quitting...
So this week I came across an interesting Freakonomics podcast , which was actually just a re-broadcast that previously aired. The podcast was titled The Upside of Quitting  the podcast goes on to explore from an economic angle the pro’s and cons of quitting, and challenges the old adage, Quitters never win, and winners never quit.. It ...

Why no Prize-linked savings accounts… 2

Why no Prize-linked savings accounts...
How many of you out there have heard of the Powerball ? Megaball? MegaMillions? or any other of the hundreds of lotteries and games? now, how many have heard of prize-linked savings accounts? Not many, there’s a simple reason, that’s because they don’t really exist here in the U.S. (there are a couple experiments see ...

Why I’m a humanist (atheist)

Why I'm a humanist (atheist)
Why I became an atheist… Having been raised catholic and going through all the machinations of the Christian religion, although never being a fervent believer or serious religious   practitioner, I came to  the the obvious conclusion that over the last 5-10 years, I simply didn’t believe in God. Or more precisely, the notion of God ...