For everyone

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Note to the reader: This is the continuation of An Overview of Democratic Socialism, but that does not need to be read to understand this article.

The Land of the Free

The United States of America is the greatest country in the world. One of the most prominent reasons why is that the United States holds the greatest economic opportunity in the world for all of its citizens.

Leftists disagree; they often point to income inequality as the source of their disagreement.

What is implied is that what is gained by some must be lost by others; this is the zero-sum fallacy. The United States…

Islamophobic? No.

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When Joe Biden was inaugurated into the Presidency on January 20th, 2021, he immediately sprung into action — in the worst possible way. A clear example is his repeal of the “Muslim Ban.” While the efficacy of the ban is undoubtedly questionable, the reasoning of the President is not; Joe Biden repealed this executive order because of its image — not because of it’s efficacy. Democrats, leftists, and so-called “progressives” immediately labeled this travel ban “racist,” “bigoted,” and “islamophobic,” on the same premise. …

Your answer says more about you than you realize

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Disclaimer: The views indicated by this article are solely that of the author — not of PS or of it’s editor.

Those individuals who deem themselves allies, defenders, and “activists,” claim they are morally right; they proclaim that they stand up for those who are unable to do the same for themselves. This is not done ironically. …

It’s not what you think

Protest organized by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Image via The Heritage Foundation.

An Old Story

The expansion of socialism into the United States would be truly comical if it was not so awful. A Gallup report found the following: 57% of Democrats and 51% of young people (18–29) have a favorable view of socialism — larger than that of capitalism. You would think, after Mao’s China, Stalin’s Russia, Castro’s Cuba, and every other communist or socialist state, Americans would be less keen to support these ideologies. Unfortunately, this is not the case; there is growing visceral hatred for capitalism from certain Americans. Students, teachers, and Democrats continue to support these figures who have murdered millions…

I am Pro-Gun (and you should be too)

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I am Pro-Gun, Pro-Life, and Pro-Capital Punishment. When most people hear these beliefs, the temperature of a room drops immediately — the mere expression of such ideas precipitates a tension so thick you could cut through it. Any hospitality transitions into hostility as conversations are stopped, heads turn, and jaws drop.

The second and third statements are based on arguments that are fundamentally more philosophical and abstract than that of the first, which is why it is surprising how many people dismiss any kind of evidence that supports guns or don’t even realize such evidence exists. Anyone objective can see…

Courtesy, not compulsion

Image from Anthony Grand on Unsplash of the US Constitution

The dogma enforced in schools, by the media, and by friends, is one that has formed its foundation on postmodernism and intersectionality. There have been many antecedents for the imposition of such beliefs to what has now become a societal dogma, but its impact has never been more present than in the 21st century. …

And it’s worse than you think

Photo by Tito Texidor III on Unsplash of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests in Portland, OR following the death of George Floyd.

Reading any of my previous work, you will realize that this topic deviates from what I normally discuss. I am engaging in this deviation because of how important the 2020 election is, and how BLM is playing a critical role in this election.

Before I begin, I normally encounter a problem with those I debate on this issue. That problem is that it is concluded that I must support the KKK or be a white supremacist. If I disagree with you, it means I must agree with them? If you’re voting Democrat, do you agree with everything the party has…

Using Algae DNA to revolutionize neuroscience and deconstruct mysteries of the brain

Photo from WIRED showing a fiber-optic cable implanted in the brain of a mouse used in optogenetics research (does not hurt the mouse)

“Wrong Number!”

Imagine you’re trying to call your friend about something personal, and instead of calling that friend, you call everyone on your contact list — at the same time. Or, maybe you want to send an email to a colleague about an important issue, but they aren’t responding. What do you do? You end up having to talk to everyone else just to reach them. You might call their home phone, other colleagues, and anyone else that might be able to reach them with this critically important issue.

This is similar to the issue we’re facing right now in neuroscience.


“The brain is the organ of destiny. It holds within its humming mechanism secrets that will determine the future of the human race” — Wilder Penfield

Images of functional connectivity between regions of interest in the brain based on the dataset I downloaded and processed

Intro to Connectomics

Imagine you are driving someplace new. A place you have not been in a while. Most people, including myself, would use Google Maps, or WaZe, to find their way to their destination. Consider, what would you do if you did not have a digital map available? You might ask someone else. Well… slight problem with that. What if no one else whom you had asked had ever been where you wanted to go? How…

Functional neurosurgery techniques re-applied for addiction

Image of Dr. Dilan Ellegala teaching Dr. Emmanuel Nuwas of Tanzania neurosurgical techniques

Not your Regular Story

“As a child I would go through periods where I couldn’t sleep, I didn’t want to go to school and I was constantly sick”. This statement was made by Beth McKay after she had Deep-Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery performed on her by Dr. Kiss, a functional neurosurgeon in Calgary, AB. Beth’s story is one similar to many patients of treatment-resistant depression. She grew up pessimistic and a cynic which she thought was rooted in her realism. Even after she was prescribed anti-depressants and therapy Beth still noticed she functioned differently than everyone around her and she struggled getting out of…

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“If conscience disapproves, the loudest applauses of the world are of little value.” - John Adams 🇺🇸 (1 Cor 16:13) TEDx Speaker | HYRS Alum | TKS Student

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