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  1. Monarchy

    by , 10-07-2018 at 04:04 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I Have lived my life so far in a federal republic, and I have seen how poorly that works. Republics try to give a voice to everyone that can be involved. Democracy is even worse, because everyone has a voice and a vote, even the insane, drunk, or mentally defective, and results often show the influence of such people. Aristocracy all too often deteriorates into plutocracy or oligarchy. If we are talking about governing a major country, then we are more interested in results than in process. ...
  2. On Starting a Religion

    by , 10-01-2018 at 06:10 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    This was written as an informative and was not intended to denigrate religion.

    There is an ancient tradition of starting religions for fun or profit or as tools for propaganda, and as ancient as the tradition is, it is thoroughly modern also. I first became interested in that practice while watching the TV show "Route 66". In that episode, the heroes met an evangelist whose car had broken down. Todd and Buzz got the car going, but the evangelist had the lovely line, "I ...

    Updated 10-01-2018 at 07:10 PM by PeterL

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  3. Early or Late

    by , 09-27-2018 at 03:56 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I recently saw an item somewhere about morning people being more optimistic than other humans, but I didnít have time right then to read it, so I looked for it again this morning. Unfortunately, I couldnít find that article, I found one about morning people being proactive, and I am a bit dubious about that, because it was based on a smallish sample of college students, who might been joking when they answered. Then, this morning, I looked again and found on about how morning people are happier, ...
  4. Marching Morons

    by , 09-22-2018 at 02:04 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    In the early 1950ís the great author Cyril M. Kornbluth wrote Marching Morons, a novella about a future society where the overwhelming majority of humans are morons, high end, but morons nonetheless. The world was actually run by the small percent of people of great intelligence and patience who ran everything and gave the morons the illusion that they were doing things.

    The people who ran things eventually decided to make life easier and reduce the population by sending the plebeians ...
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  5. Philosophy and Science of Time Travel

    by , 09-12-2018 at 10:22 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Those of us in the Time Travel business frequently encounter people who are dubious about the possibility of Time Travel at other than the traditional rate, even though we having been using time travel for centuries, and the theoretical possibility was discovered long before that. Apparently, they have the idea that time has a sort of solid existence the way that matter appears to be solid (but thatís for another time). Time, like space, is separation. Space separates pieces of matter, while time ...

    Updated 09-12-2018 at 10:26 AM by PeterL

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