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History Part 3: 2012 & 2013

It’s hard to believe that the would-be Mayan apocalypse passed nearly four years ago. Here’s what happened in 2012 and 2013 in… The World   Population: 7.08 billion – 7.16 billion Population growth: 80 million Life expectancy: 71.0 years – … Continue reading

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History Lesson 2: The Year 2014

The year 2014 was a year for great change in many parts of the world. Let’s see what happened in… The World Population: 7.13-7.26 billion Population growth: 130 million Average life expectancy as of May 2014: 70.9 years Top 3 … Continue reading

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History Lessons Part I – The Last 6 Months

We’ll start our story of the Universe like any good movie director; as close to the end of the story as possible. So without further ado, let’s find some creative ways to look at what’s been going on in the … Continue reading

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Perspective Check: Time For Some History Lessons

Last week’s Jurassic World-inspired post got me thinking – there is so much of history that we don’t really know. While folks already complain about the quality of history classes in public schools, at their best these cover only the last … Continue reading

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Time – The Ultimate Perspective Check

Writing science fiction can be strange. There are many things the subconscious mind realizes that the conscious does not. Figuring out why something does not “feel right” can be an interesting process. What is the rational reason why this is … Continue reading

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The Surprises of Victorian Spirituality

The Victorian era lives in our imaginations as a time of spiritual repression. But it was also a time of surprising developments, many of which were vital to shaping thought on religion and spirituality in the 20th century. Victorian spirituality … Continue reading

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Victorian Morality, or, “WTF, England?”

With the rise of steampunk, the Victorian era is becoming popular again. It is, of course, an “alternate” Victorian era, very different from the one we had in reality. And with good reason; while the epic battles, old-school aesthetics, and … Continue reading

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