Hiroshima & Nagasaki – A Revenge Plot

On August 6 and 9, 1945 the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed by American forces to put an end to the fighting and bring World War II to a close.  However, with the previous history America had with Japan, could the bombings been an act of revenge? The Japanese attack on Pearl... Continue Reading →

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How To Identify Animals Using Their Teeth

Suppose one day, you are on a hike in the mountains and just off the path there is an animal skull.  You pick it up and begin examining it, however by just looking at it you do not know what it is.  However, there is one key characteristic that can help you narrow it down.... Continue Reading →

Evaluating Thoreau’s Philosophy

This post I want to evaluate Henry David Thoreau's autobiography - Walden - and answer this question: How important is it for a person to summarize his philosophy of life in an early chapter of an autobiography? Here is what I think. To answer this question simply, yes it is very important for the philosophy... Continue Reading →

The Intelligence of Chimps

All creatures have many different capabilities.  I don't mean set behaviors such as when a dog sees a squirrel its instincts are to chase after it, but in this case, an ability to think and find solutions to a problem.  Some animals have this ability.  We call it intelligence.  Here is an example. Jane Goodall... Continue Reading →

Understanding Thoreau

For 26 months Henry David Thoreau lived on the edge of Walden pond to, in his words, "live deliberately."  There he devoted every day to developing his philosophies and beliefs based on the simple life he was living.  However, he does not give any background information on what his life was like growing up or... Continue Reading →

Deadly Venom Saving Lives

Venomous bites or stings from arachnids such as scorpions are not only painful but can be life-threatening and in some cases fatal.  However, this venom which is passed off without a second thought as dangerous and harmful, has another virtue that has recently been researched by those in the medical field.  Scorpion venom is saving... Continue Reading →

Thoreau on the Division of Labor

Henry David Thoreau was a philosopher who lived from 1817 to 1862.  From 1845 to 1847 he left society to experience a simple life, one where he was independent of others help or services.  He lived on the banks of Walden Pond in Concord, MA and it was there that he developed his philosophies and... Continue Reading →

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