Animal Liars

Most people believe that animals are noble beasts, living their lives by their instincts, uncorrupted by the moral failings that plague humans.  Those are the people you should target as buyers for that swamp land in Florida.  It’s a good act, but don’t think they wouldn’t sell it to you if they weren’t so preoccupiedContinue reading “Animal Liars”

The Evolution of Lying

Scientists say that humans primarily evolved to be social, cooperative creatures, and that their survival depended on that cooperation.  This behavior required the setting aside of narrow self-interests in favor of the greater good.  Humans, however, also don’t like to be told what to do, and so found a way around this objectionable condition thatContinue reading “The Evolution of Lying”

Where Are All the Aliens?

The renowned physicist Enrico Fermi posed this question in 1950, following his premise that because the galaxy is very old and very large, with hundreds of billions of stars and planets, we should be seeing evidence of advanced civilizations.  The question came to be known as the Fermi paradox.  And in today’s strange, alien-haunted world,Continue reading “Where Are All the Aliens?”

Exposed! The Secret Life of Dairy Cows

To me, a green, rolling field of contented looking dairy cows is about the most iconic image of rural America I can imagine, and one that makes me feel pretty darn content as well.  I’m guessing the dairy cows quite possibly know how well they have it too, because new studies reveal that cows areContinue reading “Exposed! The Secret Life of Dairy Cows”

Are You Attracted or Repelled by Magnet Fishing?

I believe I was about twelve when I lost interest in fishing, and it wasn’t because it had become apparent by then that fish didn’t have much interest in me either.  I think they could tell I wasn’t a fish person.  But in a world that at times seemed shoulder to shoulder with fish people,Continue reading “Are You Attracted or Repelled by Magnet Fishing?”

Give Your Mind the Dream Vacation it Deserves

Ever think that your life is spiraling out of control?  Do 21st century technological innovations leave you feeling like you’re in the Dark Ages?  Or if you’re like me, the Stone Age.  Before clothing.  And that if you don’t understand them soon you’ll be left to spin round and round like a fly stuck inContinue reading “Give Your Mind the Dream Vacation it Deserves”

Release the Beasts!

Caged animals are unhappy animals.  They don’t usually show it of course, because the last thing they want is anyone suspecting that they’re plotting an escape, or figuring out how to put their keepers behind bars.  Or on their dinner menus.  But whether it’s a boa constrictor in a home terrarium that looks at theContinue reading “Release the Beasts!”

Book Review for Hold the Apocalypse – Pass Me a Scientist Please

How cool is this. Here’s a review of my new book from Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews: Hold the Apocalypse by Bob Lorentson looks at us as “Modern Humans” and shows us what our world has become. But don’t take it too seriously. Even though the subject may be serious, Bob the environmental scientist helps usContinue reading “Book Review for Hold the Apocalypse – Pass Me a Scientist Please”

Hold the Apocalypse – Pass Me a Scientist Please

Well, the deed is done. I just hit the Amazon “Publish” button and released my first book into the world, to join with the other 2,700 books that are self-published every day. (That’s not a misprint.) Like those others, I know that its chances of survival are not on its side. Ordinarily I’d blame globalContinue reading “Hold the Apocalypse – Pass Me a Scientist Please”

Cloudy With a Chance of Daydreams

Growing up, my parents would tell me that I could move mountains if I worked hard and dreamed big.  To this day I don’t know if they were hoping for a business leader or an explosives expert.  Either way, that was before I ever saw a mountain.  To my parents everlasting disappointment I soon settledContinue reading “Cloudy With a Chance of Daydreams”