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Can Success Stories Affect Anything–STEM?

Can Success Stories Affect Anything– STEM? My Response to: No hidden figures: success stories can help girls’ STEM careers <> Published on February 10, 2017 By Phumzile Miambo-Ngcuka United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of United Nations Women Phumzile Miambo-Ngcuka stated, “What makes a young girl believe she is less intelligent and capable than a […]

Should STEM Take You Anywhere?

Should STEM Take You Anywhere? A critique of: Why STEM can take you anywhere Published on February 1, 2017 By Judy Marks CEO, Siemens USA <> Judy Marks has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Judy Marks declared, “Here’s a great example of how we can make things better for the next-generation workforce: We call […]

Greed and Poverty

Greed and Poverty   Why do we have competition, everywhere? Why is it we fight to get things—to acquire wealth and assets?   Why is it that we have wealthy countries and poor countries?   Yes, in nature, competition is the norm. Charles Darwin’s survival of the fittest applies to nature, but humanity left nature […]

2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,600 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 43 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the […]

Group Rights

Group Rights versus Individual Rights While I have written essays about animal and gay rights I would like to write in more general terms about rights themselves. Rights, where do they come from? Some say that rights are God given. This may be just another way to say that these rights are needed to be […]


Diversity Diversity is defined as differences at the most basic levels. We are taught by science that diversity of flora and fauna is good and for that matter, so is diversity of your investment portfolio. Many people in the United States would have us believe that diversity of human beings is good as well. They […]

Jobs Gain — January 2015

Jobs Gain — January 2015 <<>&gt; This news was released on February 2, 2015. The non-farm jobs increased by 257,000. Firstly, let me say I question the government’s numbers in general and specifically for the unemployed. As the saying goes, there are lies, damn lies, and then there are statistics. I may just write a […]