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Trust the Science. How About the Scientists?

Trust the Science. How About the Scientists?

Laboratory science is not political science. Good science doesn’t trust itself. Science itself is based on rigorous, methodical investigation and evidential confirmation, not blind “trust”. Good scientists will probably acknowledge that nature has not given up entirely all of her secrets just yet and there may be a surprise or two around the corner. That’s…

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Electing the Prenup

Electing the Prenup

Should we be suspicious of leaders with unstable personal relationships? “A prenuptial agreement, antenuptial agreement, or premarital agreement (commonly referred to as a prenup), is a written contract entered into by a couple prior to marriage or a civil union that enables them to select and control many of the legal rights they acquire upon…

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America the Beautiful, not “The Perfect”

America the Beautiful, not “The Perfect”

America is and was a one-time phenomenon. The land is lavishly endowed with natural resources, including the world’s largest supply of fresh water, 5 ocean coastlines, the highest production of oil and natural gas, and the largest amount of arable land in the world. Yet, it was a mere 80 years after its inception as…

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Geopolitics: Is It Too Late?

Geopolitics: Is It Too Late?

No. VotePlusPlus would like to offer some possibly counterintuitive advice, considering the state of the world at this time. The discussion should become more general during a crisis, not less. When your village is being shelled you clearly need to get out of the way and cope. However, the ultimate solution to the crisis should…

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The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life

The meaning of life does not mean making life meaner. Elon Musk thinks “There’s a billion to one chance we’re living in base reality”, meaning this odd little video game we wake up in every day was probably created by a gamer, whose game studio was created by something else. It’s a telescoping and mind…

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The Responsibility of the Rich

The Responsibility of the Rich

VotePlusPlus is going to have to explain this one. It’s not what you think. The sole and primary responsibility of the rich is the same as for the poor: to thrive, there should not be a limit on thriving, so there should not be a limit on income, means, wealth, and the power of successful…

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Theory of Everyone

Theory of Everyone

“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain”, said Professor Marvel while operating the wizard machine in Oz. In the 1953 film “Lily” a young girl is comforted by puppets, until she remembers they are controlled by a carnival puppeteer. We don’t have any real idea of whether the voices we hear and the…

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Cure for Insanity

Cure for Insanity

1. Propose some logical moral framework that is not predicated upon overriding anyone’s personal conclusions. 2. Invite unhappy people or antisocial individuals to voluntarily join a group that consistently practices that type of framework. 3. Let the social influence of immersion do its work. The more aberrant or troubled the individual, the more they should…

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Headlines

Headlines

Anything that makes the news should be a litmus test for leadership. The bigger the story, the better the situation should be handled. If an extraordinary incident or challenge arises, extraordinarily clever and benevolent actions should abound. Anything else is a tragedy and it becomes an emergency measure for someone to probe and rectify the…

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A Glimpse of Something Wrong

A Glimpse of Something Wrong

That didn’t slow down Hitler. He was convinced all the way through and highly productive along the way. His in-box was empty at the end of every day. Wait, is that a good thing? Nagging doubt is a gift. If you have a feeling something just ain’t right, you tend to pause. When you do,…

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