I’m writing this post ahead of time, and I have no idea if Carl will be home when he thinks he will. Our timelines are flexible and change often, generally stretching and delaying. Being dual active duty means that we are doubly flexible.
Listen, I love and support the USMC, but this baby is ready to see her dad and I am ready to see my husband. If he’s here when he says he’ll be, rest assured I won’t have time to update this post. We’ll be too busy catching up on lost time and seeing the whole island!
Currently reading: The Lost World, Michael Crichton
“What makes you think human beings are sentient and aware? There’s no evidence for it. Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told-and become upset if they are exposed to any different view. The characteristic human trait is not awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare. Other animals fight for territory or food; but, uniquely in the animal kingdom, human beings fight for their ‘beliefs.’ The reason is that beliefs guide behavior which has evolutionary importance among human beings. But at a time when our behavior may well lead us to extinction, I see no reason to assume we have any awareness at all. We are stubborn, self-destructive conformists. Any other view of our species is just a self-congratulatory delusion. Next question.”