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The Shenanigans of Progress

The Genesis of Inequality – The Failed Promises of Food Production – The Superbugs – The Advent of Social Media – Progress has a Weak Point. The Genesis of Inequality About 15,000 years ago Homo sapiens were hunters and gatherers. But somethings began to change around 9500-8500 BC –  we started to domesticate plants and Read More

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The Bane of Complex Problems: Mugabe, Obama and the Gut Microbiome

Obama’s Scientists – Why are Probiotics so ineffective? – Lunch with a Biochemistry Professor – On Drones and Bombs  About a month ago, I left the comfort of my lab to listen to a talk by a former Obama Employee, Jo Handelsman, at the University of Georgia. Dr. Handelsman worked with Obama as the Associate Read More

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Video Essay: What can Africa learn from the Old Oyo Empire?

Three essays ago, I wrote about the old Oyo empire, a 14th-19th century empire in West Africa. This video essay goes into more details on the topic. The genesis of this video essay is as follows: A friend of mine started a series of vlog on Nigeria, incidentally, I have been studying African History at Read More

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“I was a Rapper”: My Lost, Unreleased Mixtapes.

Life is nonlinear  –  My unreleased, lost mixtapes –  A Nigerian Rap Superstar. One thing has always intrigued me, about life, growing up. It is the unpredictability inherent in it. Friends, life is non-linear, and the nature of it despise concrete and rigid planning. I rarely write about myself on the blog, as I prefer Read More

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How can we create a Just Society? The Veil of Ignorance

Black Professors and Molecular Genetics – The Wisdom of John Rawls – Blame it on a Logos We do know for a fact that if you are born into a particular race today, at certain places in the world, or even certain places in a very, very small country, your odds of success can change Read More

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Biafra Revisited: The Nigerian Government is irresponsible.

The whole idea of skin in the game is to enforce the silver rule, i.e., “do not do unto others as you would not have them do unto you”. Yet, the Nigerian government wants civilians to behave when they have failed, (and continue to fail) to behave sensibly. They are asking for what they cannot Read More

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Bokom Haram et al: Guns don’t kill Ignorance

Jihadi John’s mysterious color blindness – The Mouth Odor of Suicide Bombers –  Wahhabism, Salafism, explained Jihadi John’s mysterious color blindness Let’s say, for the sole sake of argument, that Jihadi John became color-blind after some terrible, mysterious eye infection at age 9. To be precise multiple light sense cones in his eyes packed up. Read More