Were Homo sapiens the first Hominids to have the ability to communicate with complex speech? It’s an elaborate and difficult question to answer. The relevance of whether or not Humans were the first to communicate with complex speech is however, a monumental question in our evolutionary history because language is something that separates us from … Continue reading Human Origins; Neanderthals and Language
It has long been held that a manned mission to Mars is and should be Humanity's next big step in space exploration. The red planet has captivated our imagination for a long time, especially since Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli mistakenly called a network of dark areas he observed on Mars, 'canals.' The intrigue and beckoning … Continue reading Where should the focus be in Exploring The Solar System?
The renowned and brilliant Physicist, Michio Kaku lays out an astonishing and mind blowing future for Humanity in his book "The Future of Humanity." This book makes bold predictions on how the continuing advancement of science will not only take Humanity to the stars but could also change who we are as a species … Continue reading Michio Kaku’s “The Future of Humanity”
"Mountaineering is like hitting yourself in the head with a hammer. Over and over again"- Lou Whittaker. Over this summer, I took up an opportunity to work at a climbing store and rental shop just outside Mt. Rainier National Park. One of the perks of the job that inspired me to take it on, was … Continue reading Mt Rainier Summit Climb 7/16/2018-7/17
To have a heart of an explorer, is to be constantly curious and routinely overwhelmed with wonder. Life is not something to be followed or to be pulled through. No, life is a staggering mystery that begs to be trekked, traversed and pondered. Some say the traits of Explorers evolved out of necessity to save … Continue reading Heart of an Explorer
Mount Washington in New Hampshire's White mountains is known for hosting 'the worlds worst weather,' and despite being in the 'lowly' Appalachian mountains, there isn't a sense of sarcasm or exaggeration in this label. I found out first hand how much this mountain truly packs a punch when I took a long weekend trip out … Continue reading An Adventure in The White Mountains
Readers note: The following is a musing on Sebastian Junger's, "Tribe." I do not cite anything, as it all comes from the book which I invite all to read. I also make some other connections that I invite readers to explore and find out more about. MusingsofanExplorer is not a scientific journal, so I dont … Continue reading The Far Reaching Revelations in Sebastian Junger’s, “Tribe”
“Not one of my brighter moments.” I kept saying to myself as I roamed the grounds of a Theravada Buddhist temple in downtown Jinghong city. My boiling frustration had turned into embarrassment as any attempt I made to converse with a temple goer or the numerous orange clad robed monks was met with rejection. The … Continue reading Reality check-ed in Yunnan
"Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand." - Neil Armstrong In November 2006, something very peculiar occurred at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Amidst the bustling, coming and going of people and airplanes, an unknown object appeared seemingly out of no where, hovering above one of the most busy … Continue reading The Mystery Behind The Chicago O’Hare UFO Incident Remains Obscure
Mythology is the most powerful concept of mankind; our species will flourish or crumble to dust depending on if we comprehend the portal between hell or paradise, for technology removes limits, and without our myths, there is nowhere to make a stand for what it means to be human, in the most important and last challenge our species will face.