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Turnover

The point where this decay starts to have a tangible affect on someone’s personality and quality of life is not known; what is known is that sufferers of CTE have anger management issues, severe memory loss, crippling headaches and a tendency to suicide. This is compounded by widespread addiction to painkillers that veterans of the NCAA and NFL depended on and continue to depend on.

Jesusism

So how would Jesus be interpreted if the pretense of divinity was stripped from his teachings? Thomas Jefferson had that idea. Taking a razor blade to the King James bible, Jefferson patched together The Philosophy of Jesus of NazarethDiscarding most references to divinity and all instances of miracles, Jefferson attempted to show a secular interpretation that could be adopted by anyone of any creed or religion…

The War on Death

The Human Genome Project was an ambitious 13-year program that attempted to document the entire genetic code of humanity, and while it was not able to link each gene to a specific affect on humanity, it did give future geneticists a map to follow and decipher. Slowly but surely, the character and effect of genes was unlocked for scientific application…

The Meaning of Life

What is purpose? One way that it can be defined is through the Japanese concept of Ikigai - simplified, it is when you conflate what you love, what you are good at, what the world needs, and what you can be paid for. This will be something that changes for each individual person - it could be that you spend hours in the workshop crafting your knowledge of machinery to fix what needs to be fixed...

Greenlight the Red Light

Many ill effects stem from prostitution. Sexually transmitted disease can spread without oversight, pimps maintain their control over their stable with emotional and physical violence, and customers can be robbed or have their family lives ruined by a vindictive drug-addict. But a recent Dutch study asserted that cities that legalize prostitution experience a steep decline in sexual abuse and rape, which begs the question - what purpose does keeping prostitution illegal serve?

Tackling the NCAA

The crux of all of this is the refusal of universities to pay students to be athletes, and what enables this is the myth of the student athlete - when professional leagues exist for the sports being played in college, collegiate athletics essentially becomes the development league for the professional leagues. Instead of going to the bodies on the field, the income generated by viewers and attendees for these kids...