My Lady Of The Caves

By Eric Le Roy

Content 18+ In my compulsive search for new and entertaining stuff to read, I came across an article about a 75,000 year old skull found somewhere in Iraq. Turns out it was that of a Neanderthal woman, and from the fragments, the paleontologists’ enhancement specialists were able to recreate an approximate facial likeness. It looks pretty convincing to me.

Most people don’t know this, but there … Read the rest

Eternity’s Evening

By Eric Le Roy

Content 16+ This morning, leaving lazy Poppy in bed, my Rhodesian Ridgeback Casper (Mr. Sipples) and I went down to our woodsy retreat close to our apartment. Wending our way through the brief greenery to our little path (for rainless summer will soon degrade the wild grass into brittle straw) and following it to the end, I sat in one of the plastic chairs somebody put … Read the rest

To End Their Lives Or Not – Part 1

By Eric Le Roy

Content 21+ The topic of Capital Punishment (execution of a human being by legal command of the state) has occupied a classroom chair in the school of my mind for many years, probably since before my early teens. (I am now at the blackboard with a piece of chalk in my hands, about to write the number 75). This means I have had roughly 65 … Read the rest

Engineering The Engineer

By Eric Le Roy

Content 18+ In reading Artem’s latest essay about genetic engineering “Genetic Engineering: A Moral Quandary or Humanity’s Evolutionary Pathway”, I am immediately struck by the fairness of the article. Thus it reads, mercifully, not like some ham-fisted polemic, but rather as the voice of someone quietly, but almost desperately, seeking answers to an event that is unmistakably (one could say ominously) gathering steam on … Read the rest