How I come across?

How I come across?   Here is how I was told I come across:   “you come across so strongly with your ideas that it feels like you don’t care about anyone else in the room. And if you ask about others’ ideas, it is to compare them to your own. You don’t seem genuinely curious about other people, just focused on axiology, your book, etc. If you are interested in other people for their own sakes, they respond better. If people get the idea that you’re just in the room to tell people about yourself, that’s a turn-off. You might see it differently, but that’s how it looks to others.”   Here is my response:   I do like hearing ideas other than my own but also like telling what I think. I left a local atheist event before it was over (because it was mainly geared for weak atheists, accommodationist atheists and religious atheists) as I wanted to respect that others have the right to be different than me. I do have strong opinions and a strong personality, but do strive to respect the self rights of others. This means I realize I am not a good fit for every type of group or type of people atheist or otherwise. I do say even if I do not agree with others style of atheism, I do not think there is a right style of atheism. neither others atheism style or mine, as the type that works for others is good for them, just as the one I like works for me. I believe people own themselves and...

Oxygen is an Evolutionary Constant as well as a Constraint.

2.5 billion years ago— one of the first animal was ancient sponge appeared and they needed oxygen. Over its 3.5 billion years, life on Earth has evolved more than a quadrillion-fold increase in size from its microscopic beginnings. How and why did body size evolve so dramatically? According to Timothy Lyons Professor of Biogeochemistry, “We know, for example, that oxygen was likely very high a bit more than 2 billion years ago – but there were no animals,” he says. “Evolution wasn’t ready.” According to the evidence the team collected, life has experienced two big growth spurts. For the first 1.5 billion years of its history, life stayed small — barely increasing in size from its beginnings. Then, around two billion years ago some lineages rapidly evolved to be roughly a million times larger than the largest organisms had been before. All animals around today split from a common lineage, about 650 million years ago. A new fossil find pushes back the start of the evolution of multicellular animals. The fossil of a tiny, ancient sponge is 600 million years old, according to the paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, meaning it predates that explosion. That puts it in a time period earlier than many scientists expect to find sponges and could shake up what we know about the timing of animal evolution. It is generally accepted that the first animals were ancestral sponges, although there is much debate about the early sequence of events. The Earth is nearly four billion years old and for much of that long history, life was basically just bacteria,...

Me and My Gender Diversity: Genderqueer, Intersex, and Male.

I will comment on me and then gender diversity: I consider my gender genderqueer, intersex, male Let me give you more background on me if you are interested in understanding me more. I am mildly intersex meaning I have biological and physical differences. Few of the obvious physical ones are I have female size nipples, hidden penis, and a non-closed internal pelvic opening. At birth, the underside of my penis had a small opening like a pseudo vagina which was surgically closed at birth. Therefore, I had “severe hypospadias” of my penis or specifically “Penile/urethral hyospadia”. http://www.nature.com/nrg/journal/v4/n6/images/nrg1083-f2.gif Severe hypospadias a very mild form of intersex (under-virilization of a genetic male). Hypospadias is the most common anomaly of the penis affecting approximately one in 250 males born. Biologically, I had my testosterone checked and it is so low that it is less than some women. Mentally and emotionally, I am often more attracted to feminine things such as watching a play than playing sports, being creative than working on a car. I enjoy cooking, shopping, clothes styalist, decorating, getting manicure and pedicures, painting my nails, I have tattooed eye liner as well, and when around a group of women, I often forget I am male. I have always felt offended when women are put down and not valued since it feels like it is against me. Even in one of my counseling courses in a brick school for my bachelors, the class was 20 students and I did not realize I was the only male until the professor asked me how does it feel to be the only male in...