About the author

I am the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent can be found at LosingMyReligions.net. Currently, I am President of One Step for Animals; previously, I was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before my unfortunate encounter with activism, I was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). My hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. I live in Tucson with my soulmate and reluctant editor Anne, along with the occasional snake and scorpion.

Friday, October 14, 2022

NSFW

When I learned about evolution (which was not early in my life, having gone to Catholic schools straight through) I found a number of people who would simply say, "I am not some monkey" or "I'm not an animal."

I just have to wonder if they just don't pay attention to their life. So many of our instincts, urges, and pleasures are simply and obviously animalistic. 

I guess this might be why so many people are so severely uptight about everything from sex to shitting. Having known many of those people (as I talk about in Losing My Religions), I can't help but feel sad. This isn't to say there aren't "higher" pleasures (e.g., Beethoven's Sixth, The Three-Body Problem Trilogy). But to never experience the full, unbridled experiences of human existence... 😞😢

Song (also in Losing): Billy Bragg's "Sexuality."



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