Monthly Archives: October 2006

Moral Compass

How does a compass work? You take a lightweight magnetic strip of metal and balance it on a frictionless pivot. The lightweight metal, being magnetic, will pick up the magnetic field produced by the earth’s core and align itself accordingly. Because the magnetic energy that reaches the earth’s surface is very faint, in order for […]


As far as human morality has evolved, it seems that the world has basically gotten it right over the past few decades. Human rights are valued and (at least in theory) protected. We have an organization called the United Nations that is supposed to sow the seeds of peace and brotherhood among all humanity. Fascism […]