Essays on various topics by Stefan Stenudd
Suddenly a subject intrigues me, and I need to write about it. That's my way of contemplating, as well as my reflex as a writer. Here are those essays. More will come, most definitely.
How I clashed with Facebook on the issue of nudity.
The IPCC says the climate is changing dramatically, due to human caused increase of CO2. But their claims have some disturbing anomalies.
The arrival of the date visited by Back to the Future II
(October 21, 2015) got me to speculate on the difficult task of predicting the future, as seen in the movies.
A text I came across about the Fermi Paradox got me to speculate on how come we don't meet any aliens, although there must be loads of them out there?
I ponder the significance of the beard on the drag queen Conchita Wurst, who won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.
Can we reprogram our genes by will-power? Scientific findings seem to suggest it.
Research shows that without pornography, sex crimes are likely to increase.
There is no consensus within the sciences about the origin of war, so I allow myself to speculate.
Obama showed the limits of rhetoric when he defended the NSA monitoring of digital information.
How helpless we humans are against the forces of this universe.
Society is far from perfect, in spite of its thousands of years of evolution.
Why are these ideologies of the collective given names of individuals?
Bullying is rooted within our instincts, which our conscious minds have trouble reaching.
What would be the perfect search engine algorithm?
Capitalism has brought a lot of good to the world at least to parts of it. But it's at a cost.
In the world and how we learn it works, God is becoming redundant.
Maybe psychopaths simply have a lust that far exceeds any moral or empathic inhibitions.
Science speculates about the how, rarely about the why. That might be insufficient.
If parapsychology is real, something is very wrong with how the natural sciences describe reality.
I doubt that time exists. It's just a convention we choose in order to note and measure change.
The science of exploring the unknown is complicated, mainly because we don't know what we don't know so how to find it?
What makes us alive is that we know we are. Otherwise we would not ever be able to ask ourselves what life is.
Big Bang is presented as a theory about the origin of the universe, but it has no answer to that question.
Voyager 1 is soon entering outer space. That's a constant storm of cosmic rays. Whatever it really is, space is not empty.
The most influential ones on Facebook are not the young hip ones, but those in their thirties and above.
Santa Claus will sneak down the chimney with presents to all good children. That's all fine. But what's with the big white beard?
Religious people believe what common sense dismisses. But the term is a paradox, revealing a lack of belief.
Creationists sneer at the Big Bang theory. Astrophysicists exclude God from their equation. But it's the same paradox.
The Nobel Prizes award scientific achievements. But the Economy Prize is not a real Nobel Prize fittingly, since it's not a real science.
Some of us are otherworldly. So was Charlotte Zutrauen, who passed away after more than a century on the planet.
In Romania, there's great number of stray dogs in the streets, causing the government to act and Brigitte Bardot to react.
Alex and Derek King killed their father Terry when they were only 12 and 13. Their story raises more question than it answers.
Facebook seems to be declining in the parts of the world with the most subscribers. Internet users are an impatient lot because they can be.
The rich keep grabbing more. One percent of the world population owns 39% of its wealth. Greed is insatiable.
Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated in 1986. There are many similarities to his fate and that of John F. Kennedy.
The first terrorist suicide bomber in Sweden blew himself up in Stockholm. Fortunately, nobody else was seriously wounded. It raises many questions.
A group from Wikileaks is starting an alternative to it, calling it Openleaks. The plans presented so far imply more of a seal than a leak.
When left alone, nature always returns and conquers. Is it possible to have a civilization that doesn't need to fight back?
Julian Assange is charged with rape. But in Swedish law, a number of sex offenses, major and minor, are called rape.
When I was eleven years old, I shouted to my future adult self: "Remember what it was really like!" Well, I remember my shout...
There is a lot of gates, these days, that governments struggle to keep shut. No can do in the Internet era.
Scientists have reversed the aging process in mice. Now, we have to ask ourselves do we want to live forever?
Getting home from Lausanne, Switzerland, proved to be complicated because of the snow they say is disappearing in the global warming.
A survey shows that 70% of US troops don't mind openly gay persons in the military forces. Politicians have feared the issue unnecessarily.
In the blogosphere, the top positions are occupied by what are not really blogs at all, but big commercial ventures, similar to newspapers online.
The rage of atheists towards the increasing nonsense from Christian fundamentalists is understandable. But Jesus is not to blame.
The condom makes the news twice with the Pope accepting its use, and Julian Assange accused of not using it sufficiently.
All about the peaceful Japanese martial art.
A system of jo
(staff) and ken
(sword) exercises for aikido students.
My paintings, drawings, photos and video art.
My writing - fiction as well as non-fiction.
What the Greek philosophers thought about the cosmos, the gods and the myths.
Mythology, its logics, psychology and archetypes.
Essays on various topics I find intriguing.
My reviews of film, TV, and music.
My Other Websites
Myths in general and myths of creation in particular.
Qi (also spelled chi
) explained, with exercises to increase it.
An encyclopedia of life energy concepts around the world.
The wisdom of Taoism and the Tao Te Ching, its primary source.
The ancient Chinese system of divination and free online reading.
Tarot card meanings in divination and a free online spread.
The complete horoscope chart and how to read it.
Zodiac sign astrology, explaining each sign and its meaning.
My Facebook page.
My Twitter account.
My Amazon Author page.
My YouTube account with aikido videos.
My YouTube account Aravadia, with art videos and poetry.
My Swedish website.
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I'm a Swedish author
of fiction and non-fiction books in both Swedish and English. I'm also an artist
, an historian of ideas
and a 7 dan Aikikai Shihan aikido instructor
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