Are We Alone In The Universe?

Are we alone in the universe? It’s rare that you find such a question in which the answer is so profound irrespective of its conclusion. In a universe so vast and violent to be alone is both humbling and terrifying. There is some comfort, even a universal camaraderie, in finding out that we are not alone. Everyday we scan the sky searching and hoping to find someone, or something. But if aliens are in fact out there, then where are they? Why don’t we see them?

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Daniel’s 2018 Book Review

A little late but I decided to write a quick review of my favourite books that I read in 2018. I enjoyed these for a multitude of reasons. Some are fantastic historical and political texts, while others are focused on mental health, meditation, and personal development. All of which I found compelling and interesting. If you get the chance I highly recommend giving these a read: Continue reading “Daniel’s 2018 Book Review”

What is Terrorism?

The recent massacre in Las Vegas claimed 58 people and injured hundreds more. This tragedy shook the nation. As the dust settled people began to search for answers, sanity, and meaning. How we interpret events of this nature is important not only for our collective narrative, but also to better understand and prevent future atrocities. Many began to call the perpetrator a terrorist. However not every massacre is an act of terrorism. This article creates a framework to better understand the differences in various types of massacres. It then further explains why a more careful and nuanced approach is useful.  Continue reading “What is Terrorism?”

How To Avoid “Fake News”

Fake News is not a new problem but with the internet its effects are magnified. Fake News can take many different forms but it boils down to a form of media that is relaying inaccurate information either accidentally or maliciously. False information can spread instantly on the internet. The best and sometimes only method of prevention is education. It is up to us to filter the nonsense in order to find credible and honest sources of information. These are a few ways to determine if what you are reading is Fake News. Continue reading “How To Avoid “Fake News””

Islamic Extremism in Canada

Canada’s history contains numerous chapters of domestic extremism. In Quebec the FLQ once terrorized the province by kidnapping politicians and bombing political targets. During the Oka Crisis tensions between the Indigenous and the settlers boiled over in dramatic waves of violence. Canada is no stranger to extremes on our soil and the most prominent form of violent ideological expression gripping our country today is Islamic Terrorism.

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