Thursday, July 6, 2023

10 Taboo Questions About History and Society

I'm not endorsing everything he says here.

It seems very flawed to say that war is a force for good because of the scientific and medical advancements that happened during war.  Those advancements would have happened anyway, perhaps more slowly, but maybe more quickly because we wouldn't be spending most of our wealth trying to destroy each other.  Nobody thinks that we should go to war to advance science.  What creates innovation is a free market.

World War 1 is responsible for the spread of the Spanish Flu that killed at least 50 million people.

Sometimes war is necessary to stop aggression.

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Friday, June 16, 2023

Sunday, April 2, 2023

WonderCon 2023 Cosplay Video

I don't know how I came across this video, but it makes me think that people need to reevaluate their priorites in life.  Are we going to be a nation of adult childern who dress up as their favorite fictional characters?

Costume parties go back hundreds of years, and there are times when it is appropriate for people to gather and make merry, but people tend to worship their favorite fictional franchise.  When people dress up as superheroes, then it seems a bit much.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The 7 Emotions that Push Civilization

This is one of the most insightful videos I have seen.  It claims to show how different societies were driven by various emotions.

Thursday, January 12, 2023