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The loneliness of the wise man

The wise man, namely Homo sapiens sapiens is the only surviving species of its genus. This is somewhat unusual. The animals of most genera have...

We kill our grandchildren even before they are born

“The planet is fine. The people are fucked.” George Carlin Maybe the title sounds provocative or melodramatic to you. It is something I tend to do....

The poverty of the people, the wealth of the nations

“Perfect democracy is where there are neither too poor, nor too wealthy citizens”. Thales of Miletus 643 – 548 B.C., ancient Greek philosopher “The most efficient...

The last war will be nameless

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones”. Albert Einstein ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The...

A brief history of homosexuality

No matter how far-out it strikes you, but homosexuality did not exist before 1869, not before the Hungarian doctor Benkert invented it. Up until...

The men that turned into ants

Yannis Makridakis is a farmer and an author. He built his hut on mountainous Chios and cultivates the earth; mildly, showing respect to diversity. He...