Author Archives: Geography of Life

About Geography of Life

I look at the world with the eyes of a geographer. I look for patterns and forces to explain the world around me, and share my observations with you. I explore a wide variety of subjects but always have a scientific slant to my thought. I am not politically correct. I say whatever I feel. I explore my ideas, my emotions, and my choices. In the process, some interesting things happen. I am painfully honest about what I am thinking. I divulge my deepest thoughts and fears with you. Sometimes it is like watching a train wreck, other times like taking a nice walk.

Who Lives the Longest?

On average, we humans live about 70 years, with some of us living longer and some living shorter.  But what is the upper range of a human lifespan and how does it compare to other animals? The oldest documented age … Continue reading

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The Notorious Memory

How reliable do you think your memory is?  Can you trust it?  If you are typical, you trust your memory but you don’t trust mine.  If our versions of a story don’t match, you will find it much easier to … Continue reading

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Charity Begins at Home — Time to Reduce Foreign Spending

All this bickering in Congress is fueled by the Democrats desire to extend Unemployment Insurance benefits.  The price tag for that extension is estimated at $7.5 billion.  At the same time, the Republicans argue that we also need to extend … Continue reading

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Rock on! British students protest tuition hikes

It’s not just the money that is motivating students in England to riot. It’s about being lied to and about being pushed down into the proletariat class. We can learn something from them. Continue reading

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Julian Assange — Time’s Man of the Year?

Julian Assange of Wikileaks is getting a sexual smear campaign to divert attention from the real issues — freedom of speech, government censorship, government corruption, and extremely poor national security. Continue reading

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How many dimensions are there?

If someone had asked me a few days ago, “How many dimensions are there?” I would probably have said, “Three,” (thinking about length, height, and width) and then I would have considered it for a moment and said, “No, four!” … Continue reading

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Subjective Reality

Do you and I share the same reality?  Reality is such a subjective thing.  We can have two completely different realities on one level, but on other levels totally agree. For example, when you and I stand on the sidewalk … Continue reading

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