18 November 2012
[[ Most recent update: 20 November 2012 ( spelling error corrected ) ]]
During my 78 trips around the sun aboard this damp dirt ball we call home (as of July 2012) I have traveled quite a few miles.
Hmm m m . . . the circumference of the Earth’s orbit around the sun is about 93.2 million miles, give or take a few inches, so that means I have traveled 78 X 93,200,000 miles, which is one heck of a long way; and that doesn’t even include the miles the sun has traveled along it’s orbit around the center of the Milky Way galaxy, or the motion of the galaxy as it travels through the cosmos.
Having traveled so far, I must have learned a few things if I have been paying attention at all.
And, sure enough, I have – – –
The list below shows ten things I have learned, in no particular order:
 Reality is atoms spinning in the void; all else is poetry.
 It is better to be young, healthy, good looking, and rich than to be old, sick, ugly, and poor.
 For the most part, Congress makes laws to benefit members of Congress, and/or those who contributed most to the election campaign fund.
 Religions and political systems come and go, so it is best to avoid being caught up in either one.
 Both religion and science are products of the human mind.
 The mind is what the brain does.
 Humans seem to have an innate desire for things mysterious and / or miraculous.
 There is no such thing as a miracle.
 There are no ghosts, holy or otherwise.
 Gods exist only between the ears of those who believe in them.
Is there anything else I have learned ?
Yes, and that’s a story for another day.