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The History of Being Human

Dec 9, 2018

The first English settlement in the New World was *ahem* less than successful.

You've seen the Disney version.

Now hear the real story, which is so much better.

Greed, incompetence, flayings, drownings, salted wife, thumb screws and executions, boiled saddles, cracked skulls, gunpowder burns, shipwrecks and mutiny, rats...

Nov 27, 2018

A man in whom there is much to admire.

Except for his pioneering studies in mass genocide, I guess.

And all the gratuitous violence, of course.

And the fact that he killed and displaced so many humans that the earth's climate changed.

How many, you ask?

I'll see you Iron Man's 5% and raise you 5% more. Enough to...

Nov 13, 2018

Can science tell us right from wrong?  Can it serve as a foundation for morality?

Sam Harris believes it can.

David Hume said it can’t almost 300 years ago  


Note!!! This is a break from "The Worst People Ever" Series. Sam Harris is not, to my knowledge, anywhere close to one of the worst people in history....

Oct 28, 2018

Dissolute, drunken, perverted and depraved. A man who went on "violence binges" every time he got wasted, which was all the time; and whose actions were considered beyond the pale by almost all other Nazis.

Meet the 4th Worst Homo sapiens sapiens of all time, a man you might not have ever heard of, but who you will now...

Oct 17, 2018

This festering bubo in the armpit of humanity was the "medical director" of the infamous Japanese Unit 731. 

In pursuit of the deadliest possible biological warfare agent, and with a hearty dose of sheer sadistic curiosity, he performed his experiments in the spirit of true egalitarianism: on prisoners of war; on...