Variable Human Traits

Individuals have billions of settings and specifications–all set at birth then tweaked through environment. Specifications (Specs) are the physical and mental capabilities that can frequently be changed through deliberate action like exercise. Physical dimensions are mostly much set through genetic programming, but even height can be adjusted through a small range using an inversion table. […]

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Where Morals Come From

This is simple. Nearly all morals come from answering this one question: How would I want to be treated? This “Golden Rule” is universal enough to be coded by many religions whose writings have been preserved. Some are shown at right. It’s what we expect of our courts and of our people. Application of the […]

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Seeing in Black and White

How many times do we hear that something is “Black and White?” It may be true occasionally, but most often that something is shades of gray. The physical universe is full of shades. Planets orbit in a habitable zone, physical states like solids and liquids can be difficult to define, and all kinds of weirdness […]

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