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Re-branding the CTSP

I’ve been away from this site for more than a few days, and I do apologize to you , the reader for the lack of content. We are in the process of re-branding. We do this in efforts to make the Portal the best possible source of science, philosophy, and critical thinking resources/new – and … Continue reading


The Immortal jellyfish is one of the most unique animals not just within the species of jellyfish, but within the entire history of the animal kingdom. It has actually managed to accomplish the one feat that has been yearned by many and accomplished by none. It appears to have cheated death and hence transformed itself into a perpetually immortal being Continue reading


It is Truth, and it is always there, for even in its constant flux, its dignity is impermeable. It hides and confuses itself in the plethora of principles and ideas we accept as true and noble because they satisfy our emotional insincerity. Continue reading

A Question About Lying

The question is frequently posed to me, and though I am often vague with my answers, I usually err on the side of cautious honesty.  Is it ever alright to lie? In this society, or rather our current social climate, where almost all is left up to the individual’s interpretation, the line between virtue and … Continue reading

Stupidity and Evil 

Humans, for the most part, accept the dichotomy between good and evil. Popular depictions of this duality place its parties in a sort of perpetual battle; a ground whence the reasons for important events comes. Good and evil, light and dark, god and the devil are all descriptions of very human perceptions and unintentional extended … Continue reading

The Myth of The Angry Skeptic

There seems to be, at least as it pertains to my experience of conversing with self-declared spiritual people, a very exhausted argument that those of us, who are not disposed to accepting their rules, are angry, sad, and negative.  The latest accusation of my character in this form came from a reader of this page; … Continue reading

Why Rejection of Identity Politics is Imperative

Do not let anyone limit you to a collective identity; your individuality is essential to growth and development; it is imperative that you face your own challenges head on. And yes, you may ask for help when needed, but know that help isn’t owed to you – take any afforded as a kind favour – … Continue reading

On Learning and Knowing

Once, during a discussion about the need for meditation and introspection, a dear friend told me that spending too much time alone was a bad idea; that if the principal endeavour of an intellectual life was to learn about the world, one had to be surrounded by people – people of all kinds and statuses … Continue reading

The Safe Space Movement Is Detrimental To the Future of Our Society

By Peyton Dracco I am in full support of providing people, in general, the ability to feel respected as individuals; I consider this an inalienable right of the human being. In so far, of course, as the individual has not committed a crime against someone else’s immutable rights; and then second chances are often warranted. … Continue reading

Weekly Science Quotes

"Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence."

Louis Pasteur


"Science is a way of life. Science is a perspective. Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding in a manner that's precise, predictive and reliable - a transformation, for those lucky enough to experience it, that is empowering and emotional."

Brian Greene