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John Carver, Ph.D.Thank you for visiting!

John just thinking is a reservoir of my thoughts and conclusions on a variety of topics, mostly of philosophical, political, or social importance. Essays (“posts” in blog language) will be of differing subjects, lengths, and frequency. My intention is neither to be antagonistic nor iconoclastic, but simply to follow wherever careful thought has led me. I claim no certitude, just a commitment to integrity and candor.

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Since the first post in April 2013, the blog has grown to almost 170 posts. Due to that growth, as of April 15, 2017, all posts have been categorized by topic, made available on the right side of each page along with a similar categorization by month of publication.

Join me in this celebration of science, ethics, and dedication to reason rather than superstition in our marvelous experience of each other and our awesome universe!