Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Ancient Empire

The impersonal view of history is certainly false in Traveller, with the existence of a massive-but-stagnant human empire, just waiting for humans from Earth/Terra to take it over, and with an outpost less than 10 light years from Earth; and … Continue reading

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Time Changes Things

Do you remember those ancient Greek paintings and engravings of several centuries before Christ, and the clothes worn by the men depicted in them? If you have seen them, you probably remember them, because they are all either naked or … Continue reading

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Narratives, Personal and Worldwide

(Note: this post is as Christian as you please, and more than a little ‘meta’.) Large-scale Storytelling All secular views of history are always forced to ignore certain significant historical facts, for a very simple reason: their view of history … Continue reading

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Earth Mysteries

From The Insect Apocalypse In the United States, scientists recently found the population of monarch butterflies fell by 90 percent in the last 20 years, a loss of 900 million individuals; the rusty-patched bumblebee, which once lived in 28 states, … Continue reading

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Jumping Flat Earths

Flat earths — assuming that they are travelling with their own, portable mini-suns and built-in hydrogen/helium supply — would make a great home to cross the galaxies with. Also: remember that jump drives work with hydrogen tanks. Mr. Arthur stresses … Continue reading

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A Roman Soldier Prepares Dinner

I can see a TL 1 (Greco-Roman) human civilization, sharing a continent with a TL 1 Vargr civilization. I’d love to learn more about Vargr low-tech agriculture. I wonder what that carnivorous species is eating, when their armies march in … Continue reading

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Death of a Traveller

And a key comment, most useful for Traveller Referees: Helium Road I love the fact that Hauer made up the Tannhauser Gate, prompting people for years to wonder if that was some kind of real thing, and creating a giant … Continue reading

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True Chaos, False Chaos

Preamble You need to train yourself not to freeze. Many people freeze in a disaster situation.   It’s human nature, but the ability to break this paralysis is paramount to your survival. You can train yourself not to freeze by exposing … Continue reading

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“No Comments” – The Downside

Of course, putting oneself out there involves risks (“working without a net”). Close collaboration with “ground control” (my Chalcedon support team) insures that we can walk away from the inevitable landing after an hour of unbridled discussion. Because God’s Word … Continue reading

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1) Islam and Talking Points 2) Imperial & American Aristocrats

In Today’s World An interesting review, titled Reading the Koran, covers Gary Wills book What the Qur’an Meant. It is apparent that the American aristocratic class is interested in setting up Islam as a kind of sweet, gentle, reasonable religion … Continue reading

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