Why Do We Have Pets?

Chances are either you or someone you know has a pet. They’re cuddly, warm, comforting, and even utilitarian. But why do we have them? When was it that a person decided, “you know what? I am going to keep this dog?” Was the decision originally purely utilitarian, or was there more at play in theContinue reading “Why Do We Have Pets?”

A Look at Our Space

By examining our universe, we humans have learned some pretty interesting things. For example, we know that the universe we live in is about 13.8 billion (that’s 13,800,000,000) years old from measuring microwave background radiation in space. To put into perspective this amount of time, we can only trace modern human history back around 12,000Continue reading “A Look at Our Space”

Uniquely Human Behaviors: Part Three

Not everything that is unique to the human race is a positive. Alteration of our natural environments may be the first thing that comes to mind with this statement. However, this is not a uniquely human behavior. Granted, no species has had the same effect that humanity has had, with our production of plastics, abundantContinue reading “Uniquely Human Behaviors: Part Three”

Uniquely Human Behaviors: Part Two

I’ve already discussed the unique behaviors of humanity once, with the focus on our use of plants in ways that no other species on earth does. The intentional planting and harvesting of these plants isn’t our claim to fame, as many species of ants also do this. For an action to be uniquely human, inContinue reading “Uniquely Human Behaviors: Part Two”

Uniquely Human Behaviors: Part One

Many of the things which we may think are activities only humans participate in are not ours alone. War, animal husbandry, and agriculture are all activities that many species of ants have as staples of their societies. No, the things that are most uniquely human are not strictly for survival in the ways that foodContinue reading “Uniquely Human Behaviors: Part One”

Getting to Know A.C. Moore

To quote a great Mandalorian from a mediocre film, “I’m just a simple man trying to make his way in the Universe.” But Jango Fett aside, that’s really what I think. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been telling stories. Not like what you’d expect from a young child, what with the spinningContinue reading “Getting to Know A.C. Moore”