1. Do not lie to yourself.
2. Do not lie to other people, unless they are exercising tyranny.
3. When you think it is your duty to inflict pain, scrutinize your reasons closely.
4. When you desire power, examine yourself carefully…"
What's going on, children? I am a people watcher. People fascinate me. Their motives fascinate me. The phenomenon of believing in fantastical things fascinates me... but they also bewilder me and, at times, worries me. I am an avid supporter of critical thinking and common sense; appeals to emotion and abstract questions don't impress me. There are many lovely ideas and suggestions dealing with the origins of life, our planet, and the universe, but without credible evidence, there's no reason to believe any of it is true. Reality is not poetry.