What is Consciousness?

The following discussion was prompted by a reader who had trouble believing that robots could achieve a state of consciousness and the ability to experience emotions like humans. Consciousness is a complex and still not fully understood phenomenon. As of now, there is no definitive answer to how consciousness arises in living beings, let alone […]

Keeping it Real

June 21, 2022 As I stated in the Fact or Fiction section of Southern Duty, “If historical evidence is produced that conflicts significantly with this writing, I will consider a revision.” While doing some research at the Funk Heritage Center in Waleska, Georgia, I found records from the Georgia Land Lottery that included the people […]

Why do I expose DNA as a threat to further human evolution?

I have always had an inquiring mind.  While growing up, I had the urge to take things apart to find out how they worked.  I also spent hours with my Erector set trying to build things that would perform new functions.  There were always questions, however, that were beyond my scope such as how did […]

Decisions related to the COVID-19 pandemic

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) originated in China at the end of 2019. It was declared a global pandemic on March 11, 2020 as it infected 118,000 people in 114 countries. By March 2020, it was declared a national emergency in the United States as the number of COVID-19 cases, and the death toll rose […]

How did we get here?

In my earlier book, “Inner Voices: Making Mindful Decisions”, I described WHEN life first appeared on Earth, but I chalked up the HOW to “the hand of God”.  In this new book, “The Cosmic Evolution Game”, I present the complete story of how life was created and evolved from the first DNA molecule to mankind’s […]

Why do people make the decisions they do?

My first book was a non-fictional exploration of how the human mind functions to make critical life decisions such as choosing a mate, a profession, a candidate in an election, or whether to have another drink at a party. Inner Voices: Making Mindful Decisions Drawing on my background in communication systems design, I have created […]