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I was given strict instructions not to post anything on Facebook about a birth until the mother and father did so.  I was given these strict instructions twice.  I was not planning to post anything about the birth, but the person giving me the strict instructions falsely assumed that I was planning to do so.  Since I was told not to post anything about the birth, I am posting about the birth.  So there!  I won’t use any names.

A girl went from Spirit to flesh on Saturday September 24 at 9:50 p.m.  She weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz.

What adventures await her?  What will her life be like in twenty, forty, fifty years?  I can’t imagine what the technology will be like, but human nature will be the same.  Human nature hasn’t changed no matter what technological advances were made.

“And so little girl who was born yesterday, welcome to Earth.  I hope you enjoy your stay here.  I will do my best to keep the planet clean for you, but I can’t speak for my fellow human beings.  You’ll soon discover that there are some humans who don’t care about the environment.  But don’t worry about that now.  Have fun.  Try to keep your child-like energy, spontaneity, joy and laughter no matter how old you get.  And thank you for reminding me, for the second time this week, that life joyfully goes on.  Cheers!”




Anywhere from 225 to 250 million years is how long it takes the Sun, and Solar System, to orbit the Milky Way’s center.  I knew that Earth orbited the Sun, and it takes 365.25 days to do so.  But I never knew that the Sun orbits the center of our galaxyThe time it takes is known as a galactic or cosmic year.  Wow!

Here I sit writing this blog.  I don’t feel the Earth spinning and orbiting the Sun.  I also don’t feel the Sun, and Solar System, orbiting the galaxy.  And I certainly don’t feel our galaxy, the Milky Way, moving towards the Andromeda Galaxy as mentioned in an earlier blog.

Speeds?  The Earth is spinning at about 1,000 miles per hour (1,600 kilometers per hour), and orbiting the Sun at 67,000 miles per hour (110,000 kilometers per hour).  The Sun and our Solar System are orbiting the galaxy at 514,000 miles per hour (828,000 km/h).   The Milky way is moving towards the Andromeda Galaxy at 250,000 miles per hour (402,336 km/h).

Once again, I am awestruck when I try to comprehend all this movement and the distances traveled.  Wow!




I cannot mention enough how my conservative friend’s reasoning fascinates me.  Like all of us humans, he will find a way to twist logic to keep his beliefs.


On God:

There is no God.  There can’t be a God because God does not exist.  How can there be a God when God does not exist?



Life on Earth happened by accident.  It was not created by God because there is no God.

Earth is the only planet in the entire Universe that has life.  Life does not exist anywhere else because it only exists on Earth.


Aliens and Flying Saucers:

There are no such things as aliens and flying saucers.  How can there be aliens when Earth is the only planet that has life?  And since there are no aliens, then there can be no flying saucers.



Corporations are good for the economy.  They create jobs and make money honestly.  On a rare occasion you may get an accountant cooking the books.  That is an isolated incident.  It hardly happens.   The liberal media make big deals out of minor corporate accounting errors because the media is run by communists who hate capitalism.  They are always trying to make capitalism look bad.



Unions have too much power and are run by communists trying to bring down capitalism.



Conservatives are good.  Everything conservatives do is good.  Liberals and communists are evil.   Everything they do is evil.  This world would be a better place if it wasn’t for liberals and communists ruining things.


By the way, my capitalist, conservative friend refuses to buy newspapers.  “They cost too much money,” he says.  He frequents coffee shops and libraries where he can get the newspapers free.

He also benefits from Canada’s socialist free healthcare system with his occasional visits to the doctor and hospital.

And finally he struggled for several years to get into the actor’s union so he could make more money on movie sets.

He says that the above behaviors do not go against his beliefs.  Why?  “Because they don’t,” he says.  End of story.



“I don’t need to look at facts to know that flying saucers are bullshit.”

The speaker, a friend, prides himself on being a rational thinker.

“But countless witnesses, including pilots, police officers and military personnel, have seen Unidentified Flying Objects,” I said.

“No,” he says, “what they have seen is identifiable and can be rationally explained.  A rational explanation exists, but we don’t know it yet.”

“Is it not possible, as a rational explanation, that intelligent beings from other planets pilot these UFO’s?”

“No,” he says.  “There’s a rational explanation, and it isn’t that they’re from other planets.”

“How do you know?”

“Because there isn’t any life on other planets.”

“What?  Earth is the only planet in the entire Universe that has intelligent life?”

“That’s right.”

“How do you know?”

“I know because I know.”

Yup, he sounds like a rational thinker to me, and an excellent example of Earth’s intelligent life.