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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. Smells and Spices

    by , Today at 04:40 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    As one person put it: "If you canít tell what it is then you probably shouldnít eat it." We were discussing Chinese food at the time, but I think that rule fits any cuisine; although there have been enough examples of Chinese restaurants being shutdown for serving things that are not generally considered edible that they are good examples

    Seriously, if you are going to pour on so much in other flavors that one canít taste the main ingredient, then have something else. ...

    Updated Today at 06:09 PM by PeterL

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  2. Improving Life in America

    by , 01-20-2020 at 10:39 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
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    Some people were commenting on the size of the military budget of the United States of America. I simply agreed that it is rather large, but I thought a little more about it and realized that the more than six hundred billion was less than $2000 per capita, and thatís not all that much, but itís still more than I can afford. And it is also more than most Americans can afford, so, the country is adding more and more debt every year. If we were only wasting ...

    Updated 01-21-2020 at 05:09 PM by PeterL

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  3. To End Political Lies

    by , 01-12-2020 at 04:08 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Has it become normal and ordinary for people who are demonstrably irrational or delusional or suffering from other types of mental illness to be treated as if they were sane?

    From political puffery to conspiracy theories to quack medicine to deviant behavior becoming the norm mental abnormalities are becoming acceptable in general society. In a general sense this is not a new thing; people have been complaining about the lowering of standards of behavior for thousands of years, but ...
  4. Rule of Law

    by , 12-29-2019 at 04:06 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    If you want a world of savagery where the law of the jungle is paramount, then is for you, but if you have an interest in living in a civil society with complicated interactions with other humans, then more laws are required.

    There are some people who doubt the validity of Hobbes' Theory of Social Contract. They think that they want no government at all. There are places in the world where there is no effective government, no government other than criminal gangs; those are dangerous ...
  5. Non-extinction of Neanderthals

    by , 12-14-2019 at 09:08 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I have read many times that Neanderthals became extinct. That annoys me, because it is false. It may seem like a delicate piece of sophistry, but extinction is when a species, subspecies, or variety dies out, leaving no descendants. That is tied in with some people inaccurately referring to Neanderthals as a species; they are not a species separate from H. sapiens. This may seem like picking nits, but if we can get the details right, then we can better understand the whole picture.

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