Happy Independence Day! May freedom for all be forever magnified, whether through major moments of long-fought triumph or through the unsung litanies of minor obstinations. May our efforts for freedom…

There have been many, many times people have told me, “You are thinking too much.” It’s always troubled me. It’s like telling someone, “Your eyes are too dark,” or, “Your hair is too flat.” I’m an intellectual — so what?

Really, what I hear when people chastise overthinking is their…

I was reading about a supernova from 1987 and how they observed it through a neutrino sensor. The author mentioned how neutrinos can fly right through us because they rarely interact with what we conventionally understand as matter [1]. It’s a reminder to me that what is physically real is…

Emotional intensity is not interchangeable with physical forcefulness. We often think that something is causally necessary because we have emotional intensity associated with it. There can be strong forces with a weak emotional intensity and weak forces with a strong emotional intensity. There is sometimes a sure reason that our…

Do you wanna know why there has apparently been so much political friction between the two parties lately? The Democrats, propelled by the idealism born in the 60s and 70s, have become attached to using the law and government infrastructure to support their ideals. Against the rising sense of a…

It’s finally here!
- What is?
My poetry series! I’ve been working on it for more than three years.
- What is it about?
It’s about the idea of apocalypse; but saying it’s “about” that doesn’t do it justice. Vespers is more of a vision than a poem symbolizing something else. The poem series…

Today is Good Friday, the day that Jesus of Nazareth was tortured, nailed on a cross, etc.. Regardless of your opinions about Jesus and Christianity, Jesus’ crucifixion was a massive event in human history, like an event horizon where light disappears into a black hole. …

Lucas Dodd

Thinker, writer, lover of nature, aerospace engineer / Mirroring the mirror

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