My musings and I welcome you!

John Carver, Ph.D.Just thinking . . . is a reservoir of my thoughts and conclusions on a variety of topics, mostly of philosophical, political, or social importance. Essays will be of differing subjects, lengths, and frequency. They are meant to share thoughts, not to begin dialogue. If, however, they do chance to stimulate ideas by others, especially thoughts that challenge previous beliefs and opinions, more the better.

My intention is neither to be antagonistic nor iconoclastic, but simply to follow wherever careful thought leads me. For that, I claim no certitude, just a commitment to integrity and candor.

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