Contents

Introduction
I. Basic Information
I.a. About My Name
I.a-1.) The name “Dustin”
I.a-2.) The name “Jon”
I.a-3.) The name “Scott”
II. Personal Résumé
II.a. St. Mary’s Catholic School
II.b. Homeschooling
II.c. Hiatus
II.d. Grays Harbor College
II.e. Furlough
II.f. Centralia College
II.g. The Evergreen State College
II.h. Current Projects
III. Professional Résumé
III.a. Highlights
III.b. Work History
III.b-1.) Graphic Art
III.b-2.) Webdevelopment
III.b-3.) Sales & Advertizing
III.b-4.) Shipping & Logistics
III.b-5.) Farming
III.b-6.) Culinary & Food Service
III.b-7.) Customer Service & Hospitality
III.b-8.) Loss Prevention
III.b-9.) Companies Worked For
IV. Assessments
IV.a. Psychometric Analyses
IV.a-1.) C. Jung & I. Briggs-Meyers Typology
IV.a-2.) DiSC Typology
IV.b Interests & Aptitudes
IV.b-1.) WOIS Career Interest Assessment
IV.b-2.) WOIS Career Interest Profiler
IV.c. Natal Chart
V. Life Story
V.a. Childhood
V.a-1.) Private School
V.a-2.) Encountering Anthropocentrism
V.a-3.) Work with Crows
V.a-4.) Untitled, to be Integrated
V.a-5.) Creationism
V.a-6.) Apostasy
V.a-7.) College
V.b. Cluster Headaches
V.c. Second Chance


Schools


Affiliations


Social Media


Pictures of Me


Trophies


Browsers


D. J. Scott

☠ About the Author ☠

Dustin Jon Scott
Copyright © 2016-2017 by Dustin Jon Scott
[Last Update: October 10th, 2017]


Introduction

I’m currently a freshman at Evergreen State College. Enrolled in The Gene: History of an Idea with Donald Morisato. Loving genetics; studying the language that all life is written in.

I’ve been a lot of different people in my life: Child prodigy, artist, genius, Catholic schoolboy, Christian, Creationist, farmboy, atheist, early college student, Wiccan High Priest, teacher, disabled, public corruption & whitecollar crime victim, anarchist, Juggalo, near-death survivor, “non-traditional” college student, workhorse, company man, and private contractor — in that order.

I’m a friend of the downtrodden, helper of the helpless, and defender of the oppressed. I’ve been known to stay nights in homeless camps and cook dinner over the campfire with my homeless friends. All people are my people. At times I’ve been known to be an abettor of criminals, and whenever the law has taken the side of evil, and has sought to marginalize, to oppress, and to violate the rights of the people, this has necessarily forced me adopt the role of outlaw.

I’ve also done a lot of work with non-human animals, and feel more comfortable around them than I do in the presence of humans. I care very much about animal rights activism, and I despise anthropocentrism and human exceptionalism/supremecism in all of their forms.



I. Basic Information

Legal name: Dustin Jon Scott
Pronunciation: /dʌs.thɪn.dʒɔn.skhɔt/
Variants: D. J. Scott, D. Jon Scott, Jon Scott, D-Jon Scott, Dijon Scott, Dusty
Nickname(s): “Professor”, “Big D” (or “B. D.”), “Medula”, “Silent Bob”, “Trench Coat Mafia”, “Robin Hood”
Date of birth: April 19th, 1983 C.E.
Species: Homo sapiens
Gender: Male
Race: Not applicable / no such thing
Complexion: Caucasian
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Naturally blonde, currently not applicable
Height: 5’10”/70” (1.78m/178cm)
Weight: 195 lbs.(88kg)
Shoe size: 13½
Nationality: Cascadian
Politican camp(s): Libertarian Socialism (Anarchism)
Ethnicity: Choctaw, Cherokee, Scandinavian / Northern Germanic (including Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish, as well as later Icelandic, Greenlandic, and even Vinlandic), Teutonic / Southern Germanic (German), Celtic (Irish and Scottish), English, and French, that I know of.
Religion(s): Wicca, Stregheria
Scientific inspirations: Charles Darwin, Richard Dawkins, Albert Einstein, Diane Fosse, Jane Goodall, Stephen J. Gould, Lawrence Krauss, Louis Leakey, Mary Leakey, Richard Leakey, Sir Isaac Newton, Bill Nye, Neil Degrasse Tyson
Socio-political inspirations: Noam Chomsky, Robin Hood, Karl Marx, Aradia de Toscano, Voltaire, Malcolm X
Favorite book(s): Dracula by Bram Stoker, The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison, The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
Favorite poem(s): Beowulf, The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Divine Comedy
Favorite film(s): The Jurassic Park series, The Evil Dead series, The Star Trek series
Favorite food(s): Pizza, Cheeseburger & fries, Sushi, Gator-on-a-Stick


I.a. About My Name

My name was chosen mainly to fulfill a desire for constancy in the initials of the male members of my father’s side of the family. My father was named Donald James Scott, and his brother was named Daniel John Scott, one of his sons, Darren James Scott, and this necessitated that I carry the intitials D.J.S. To this end, I was named after the actors Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight.



I.a-1.) The name “Dustin”

From the Old Norse personal name Þórsteinn, probably from the poetic term *þórsstein, which meant “Thor’s stone”, a kenning for the legendary Hammer of Thor, Mjolnir.

The name Dustin is often erroneously listed in name etymology books and on websites as being Latin for “Brave Warrior”. While something like “Brave Warrior” was probably the name's connotation among the Normans, this is not a literal translation of the name; a much better translation would be something like “Hammer of Thor”. The Norman language, Normaund, sometimes called “Norman French”, was a Gallo-Romance language descended from Latin, but the Normans inherited the name from their Norse ancestors.

The name Þórssteinn has the modern variants Thorstein, Thorsten, and Torsten in the modern Scandinavian languages, had the Old English cognate Thurstan /θʊɾ.stən/, whence we get the Modern English name Thurston /θɚ.stən/ or /θʊs.tən/, and became Dustin /dʊs.tin/ in Normaund, and was then borrowed into English as a surname with the pronunciation /dʌs.thɪn/, whence we get the modern personal name.



I.a-2.) The name “Jon”



I.a-3.) The name “Scott”

The name Scott was originally an English surname given to Irish immigrants of Scottish herritage. It can be thought of as a back-formation from the placename Scotland. The “scot” in Scotland maybe etymologically related to English words like scathe, scythe, and possibly even sheath.

The first male member of my family to carry the name was Ira Scott, a Choctaw-Cherokee man who chose it as his legal surname for reasons unknown, which means that my father's side of the family is unrelated to other persons with this surname. I haven't been able to find his Choctaw name.



II. Personal Résumé



II.a. St. Mary’s Catholic School
(Aberdeen, Washington)

☠ 1st grade – tested at 11th grade level in math comprehension; considered for enrollment in the Gifted Program; school suggested skipping me ahead to 3rd grade
☠ 2nd grade – having grown bored, spent most of my time drawing; teacher turned classroom walls into my own personal art gallery
☠ 4th grade – accepted into University of Washington’s Early Entrance program
☠ 5th grade – privately tutored by art professor Eric Sandgren of GHC; was soon told I’d advanced beyond his ability to instruct in my medium



II.b. Homeschooling

☠ Participant observation with local corvid population
☠ Finished curriculum through 12th grade by age 14



II.c. Hiatus

☠ Graphic Artist for Felicity Enterprises and MyTownNet.Com in 1997
☠ Promoted to Web Developer for MyTownNet.Com in 1998 until 2001
☠ Built and maintained the Talk.Science Archive (http://talkscience.mytownnet.com)
☠ Studied evolutionary biology with emphasis on vertebrate palæoontology/allometry and palæoanthropology with emphasis on palæoprimatology



II.d. Grays Harbor College
(Aberdeen, Washington)

☠ Enrolled in 1999 at age 16
☠ Attended intermittently from 1999 – 2001; majored in anthropology
☠ Acting president of Grays Harbor Alliance (LGBT advocacy group)
☠ Studied Donald Johanson and the Leakeys, Richard Dawkins and Stephen J. Gould, among others
☠ Built and maintained Genesis Panthesis (http://genesispanthesis.tripod.com)



II.e. Furlough
(Pacific County, Washington)

☠ Began suffering chronic cluster headaches in 2003.
☠ Attacked by a pair of out-of-control cops while lying on a hospital bed in 2006.
☠ Had my skull smashed in during a home invasion in February of 2013.
☠ Cluster headaches began to remiss in March of 2013.
☠ Robbed at gun-point by three out-of-control cops in April of 2013.



II.f. Centralia College
(Centralia, Washington)

☠ Enrolled in 2014 at age 31
☠ Attended intermittently from 2014 – 2017; majored in anthropology



II.g. The Evergreen State College
(Olympia, Washington)

☠ Enrolled in The Gene: History of an Idea with Donald Morisato in 2017 at age 34



II.h. Current Projects

☠ Demonstrating fossil record corroboration for recent molecular evidence of introgression between lineages leading to modern hominids
☠ Studying the evolutionary parallels between the Hominidae and the Corvidae.
☠ Working on a new website with online resume and portfolio (https://djonscott.com)



III. Professional Résumé



III.a. Highlights

Graphic Art experience
Webdevelopment experience
Sales & Advertizing experience
Shipping & Logistics experience
Farming experience
Culinary & Food Service experience
Customer Service & Hospitality experience
Loss Prevention experience



III.b. Work History



III.b-1.) Graphic Art


See also D. Jon Scott’s Artwork
See also Services & Rates

☠ Graphic Artist, MyTownNet.Com [Aberdeen, Cosmopolis, Hoquiam, Montesano] — Originally subcontracted through Felicity Enterprises. Created visual elements for client websites using a variety of media, including graphic/photo editing software (Adobe Photoshop, MS Paint), digital scanners, cameras, and traditional “pen & paper” techniques later augmented using computer software. Later promoted to Web Developer.



III.b-2.) Webdevelopment


See also D. Jon Scott’s Artwork
See also Services & Rates

☠ Web Developer, MyTownNet.Com [Aberdeen, Cosmopolis, Hoquiam, Montesano] — Promoted from Graphic Artist. Designed, built, and maintained websites for a variety of highly professional clientele, including local businesses and businesspersons, local politicians, and local government offices & agencies.



III.b-3.) Sales & Advertizing


See also D. Jon Scott’s Artwork
See also Services & Rates

☠ Sales Associate (Store Associate: Point-of-Sales), Chehalis Michaels [Michaels Stores, Inc.; store #3724] — Called out by name on numerous customer experience surveys for exceptional customer service and recognized for “above & beyond” dedication and professionalism. Mainly responsible for walking the sales floor and using knowledge of arts and crafts to engage customers. Other responsibilities included loss prevention, back-up cashiering and announcements, workload support, cleaning, facing, and store recovery. Later promoted to Distribution Center Associate.
Supervisor: Vicki Knapstad

☠ Graphic Artist / Web Developer, MyTownNet.Com [Aberdeen, Cosmopolis, Hoquiam, Montesano] — Originally subcontracted through Felicity Enterprises. Created visual elements for client websites using a variety of media, including graphic/photo editing software (Adobe Photoshop, MS Paint), digital scanners, cameras, and traditional “pen & paper” techniques later augmented using computer software. Later promoted to Web Developer.



III.b-4.) Shipping & Logistics

☠ Trailer Control Associate (Loss Prevention Associate: Loss Prevention & Safety), Trailer Control Center, Michaels Northwest Distribution Center [Michaels Stores, Inc.; Regional Distribution Center #02/91], 03/2016 through 05/2016 — Primarily responsible for checking in and dispatching trailers with associated clerical duties that included filling out bills of lading, assembling customs packets, logging driver/tractor activity, as well as inspecting and sealing trailers. More general LP duties included nighttime security, opening & locking up the warehouse, nightly employee bag checks, yard walks, burglar system audits, fire system audits, and Loading Dock safety audits.

☠ 07/2015 – 03/2016 — Material Handler (Distribution Center Associate: Shipping & Logistics), Michaels Northwest Distribution Center [Michaels Stores, Inc.; Distribution Center #02] — Achieved a 12-week average productivity score of 130%. Started as a Pick-to-Light (PTL) picker, then cross-trained in Slotting/Product Flow in 10/2015 and Loading Dock in 02/2016. Noted for being an excellent team-player. Later promoted to Loss Prevention.

☠ 02/2016 – 03/2016 — Loader (Material Handler: Outbound), Loading Dock, Michaels Northwest Distribution Center [Michaels Stores, Inc.; Distribution Center #02]

☠ 10/2015 – 02/2016 — Slotter (Material Handler: Product Flow), Pick-to-Light, Michaels Northwest Distribution Center [Michaels Stores, Inc.; Distribution Center #02]

☠ 07/2015 – 10/2015 — PTL Picker (Material Handler: Outbound), Pick-to-Light, Michaels Northwest Distribution Center [Michaels Stores, Inc.; Distribution Center #02]



III.b-5.) Farming

☠ Intern, Cascadia Garlic Farm
Supervisor: Cody Cohan



III.b-6.) Culinary & Food Service

☠ Sausage Slinger (Sausage Production), Dicks Meat, [Dicks Brewing Co., Northwest Sausage & Deli]
Supervisor: Julie Pendleton



III.b-7.) Customer Service & Hospitality

☠ Sales Associate (Store Associate: Customer Experience / Point-of-Sales), Chehalis Michaels [Michaels Stores, Inc.; store #3724] — Called out by name on numerous customer experience surveys for exceptional customer service and recognized for “above & beyond” dedication and professionalism. Mainly responsible for walking the sales floor and using knowledge of arts and crafts to engage customers. Other responsibilities included loss prevention, back-up cashiering and announcements, workload support, cleaning, facing, and store recovery. Later promoted to Distribution Center Associate.
Supervisor: Vicki Knapstad



III.b-8.) Loss Prevention

☠ Trailer Control Associate (Loss Prevention Associate: Loss Prevention & Safety), Trailer Control Center, Michaels Northwest Distribution Center [Michaels Stores, Inc.; Regional Distribution Center #02/91] — Primarily responsible for checking in and dispatching trailers with associated clerical duties that included filling out bills of lading, assembling customs packets, logging driver/tractor activity, as well as inspecting and sealing trailers. More general LP duties included nighttime security, opening & locking up the warehouse, nightly employee bag checks, yard walks, burglar system audits, fire system audits, and Loading Dock safety audits.

☠ Certified by Loss Prevention Group, Inc.



III.b-9.) Companies Worked For

☠ Michaels Stores, Inc.

☠ MyTownNet.Com

☠ Dicks Brewing Co.

☠ Reliable Enterprises



IV. Assessments



IV.a. Psychometric Analyses



IV.a-1.) C. Jung & I. Briggs-Meyers Typology

http://www.humanmetrics.com/personality/intp-type?EI=-28&SN=-62&TF=19&JP=-9

“Humanmetrics Jung Typology Test™
“Your Type
“INTP
“Introvert(28%) iNtuitive(62%) Thinking(19%) Perceiving(9%)

“You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (28%)
“You have distinct preference of Intuition over Sensing (62%)
“You have slight preference of Thinking over Feeling (19%)
“You have slight preference of Perceiving over Judging (9%)

http://www.humanmetrics.com/personality/intp
INTPs are pensive, analytical folks. They may venture so deeply into thought as to seem detached, and often actually are oblivious to the world around them.

“Precise about their descriptions, INTPs will often correct others (or be sorely tempted to) if the shade of meaning is a bit off. While annoying to the less concise, this fine discrimination ability gives INTPs so inclined a natural advantage as, for example, grammarians and linguists.

“INTPs are relatively easy-going and amenable to almost anything until their principles are violated, about which they may become outspoken and inflexible. They prefer to return, however, to a reserved albeit benign ambiance, not wishing to make spectacles of themselves.

“A major concern for INTPs is the haunting sense of impending failure. They spend considerable time second-guessing themselves. The open-endedness (from Perceiving) conjoined with the need for competence (NT) is expressed in a sense that one's conclusion may well be met by an equally plausible alternative solution, and that, after all, one may very well have overlooked some critical bit of data. An INTP arguing a point may very well be trying to convince himself as much as his opposition. In this way INTPs are markedly different from INTJs, who are much more confident in their competence and willing to act on their convictions.

“Mathematics is a system where many INTPs love to play, similarly languages, computer systems--potentially any complex system. INTPs thrive on systems. Understanding, exploring, mastering, and manipulating systems can overtake the INTP's conscious thought. This fascination for logical wholes and their inner workings is often expressed in a detachment from the environment, a concentration where time is forgotten and extraneous stimuli are held at bay. Accomplishing a task or goal with this knowledge is secondary.

“INTPs and Logic -- One of the tipoffs that a person is an INTP is his or her obsession with logical correctness. Errors are not often due to poor logic -- apparent faux pas in reasoning are usually a result of overlooking details or of incorrect context.

“Games NTs seem to especially enjoy include Risk, Bridge, Stratego, Chess, Go, and word games of all sorts. (I have an ENTP friend that loves Boggle and its variations. We've been known to sit in public places and pick a word off a menu or mayonnaise jar to see who can make the most words from its letters on a napkin in two minutes.) The INTP mailing list has enjoyed a round of Metaphore, virtual volleyball, and a few 'finish the series' brain teasers.

“INTPs in the main are not clannish. The INTP mailing list, with a readership now in triple figures, was in its incipience fraught with all the difficulties of the Panama canal: we had trouble deciding:

“whether or not there should be such a group,
“exactly what such a group should be called, and
“which of us would have to take the responsibility for organization and maintenance of the aforesaid group/club/whatever.

“(INTP stands for Introvert, iNtuitive, Thinking, Perceiving and represents individual's preferences in four dimensions characterising personality type, according to Jung's and Briggs Myers' theories of personality type.)
“Your Type Preferences

“Introvert(28%) iNtuitive(62%) Thinking(19%) Perceiving(9%)
http://www.humanmetrics.com/personality/intp-careers?EI=-28&SN=-62&TF=19&JP=-9

“INTP Career Choices
“Introvert(28%) iNtuitive(62%) Thinking(19%) Perceiving(9%)

“Generally, INTPs build successful careers in areas requiring quite intensive intellectual efforts and calling for creative approach. INTPs are often found in research, development and analytical departments. INTPs often make a very successful career in academia thanks to their strong and versatile way of thinking and originality.

“JCIJung Career Indicator™ determines occupations and areas in which people of your type find themselves most fulfilled and content, are most successful, and likely are most represented in. The following table factors in the expressivenes of each of the four characteristics of personality type. It lists the most suitable areas of occupation, from personality type standpoint, along with some examples of educational institutions, where you can receive a relevant degree or training. The most preferable areas appear first. Click occupation names and school logos to request program information.
“Click to explore click to explore Technical/Science Click to explore click to explore
“Natural Science
“American InterContinental University
“Natural Science Education
“Walden University American InterContinental University
“Information Systems
“American InterContinental University Kaplan University
“Computer Science and Software EngineeringU.S. News 25 Best Jobs 2012
“American InterContinental University Strayer University Capella University Herzing University
“Click to explore click to explore Social Services Click to explore click to explore
“Librarian
“Ashford University Drexel University Online
“Your Type Preferences

“Introvert(28%) iNtuitive(62%) Thinking(19%) Perceiving(9%)
http://www.humanmetrics.com/personality/intp-learning-style

“INTP Learning Style
“How INTPs acquire, memorize and recollect information

“An INTP’s interest in learning a subject is driven by the search for an answer to the question, “How is this structured?” The more in-depth and multi-faceted the answer they receive during the learning process, the greater their interest in the topic and the greater their desire to figure it out.

“Their desire to study something is driven both by the search for solutions to fundamental issues, as well as by the desire to get to the bottom of how complex systems work.

“INTPs easily comprehend learning material when it is presented in a conceptual form and new information flows logically from that given before. They constantly look for a theoretical basis to which new information can be linked. Their understanding of new material is deep and analytical. INTPs are capable of independently studying expansive and complex material. In addition to learning well systematically (e.g., an organized degree or certification program), they are also capable of learning from sources not unified by a single formal learning process (e.g., individual courses or readings).

“INTPs can accurately reproduce received information, especially if it is mentally organized in a conceptual form. They essentially reproduce information based on its theoretical foundation. Active learning methods such as debates, presentations, and educational games do not significantly improve their learning.

“INTPs are capable of actively applying material they have learned well and understood to their work, and they can further develop it in a direction that interests them. Working with this material engages them and fully absorbs their attention.

“INTPs have a significant degree of tolerance to high levels of learning related stress. They do not always balance their efforts in learning new material but are capable of learning it through short periods of intensive effort.
http://www.humanmetrics.com/personality/intp-communication-style

“INTP Communication Skills

“INTPs try to categorize everything around them and to validate the logical rigor of these categorizations. They feel the best when their categorizations turn out not only to be logically correct, but are also confirmed in real life.

“When communicating, INTPs come across as respectful, well thought out, and to the point, but at times may appear a bit remote. They may appear lacking warmness and cordiality. But, with people of equal intelligence they may enter into discussions or debates. INTPs often distance themselves from superficial acquaintanceship and keep to a social circle of colleagues and like-minded individuals.

“INTPs try to maintain an objective assessment, even when discussing topics relating to the finer feelings of the soul. Thus, for instance, discussions of love and lyric poetry do not elicit in them as much of an emotional resonance compared to the drive to analyze the subject of the feelings.

“At times, INTPs seem a bit closed and distanced in conversation. But it is during this time that they revise their categorizations and/or engage in the creation of new ones. Those who can gather the reasons behind INTPs’ tendency to seem distant can easily initiate a conversation by making a critical comment regarding categorizations they build.

“The social contacts of INTPs can be few in number and are mostly limited to their circle of relatives and friends - the majority of the latter are made up by people from the same intuitive/thinking typological group (NT).

“Although INTPs often do not have that many business contacts, nonetheless, their business communication can be fairly intense. This is explained by the fact that their colleagues (or other people working in the same field) find it important to get an INTP’s in-depth expert opinion on many professional issues. Their business communication usually includes exchange of opinions, ideas, concepts, and methodological approaches.


IV.a-2.) DiSC Typology


“You have a blend of both Cautious and Dominant traits. Your Cautious traits are probably a little stronger than your Dominant traits.

“Some words that describe you are:

“Analytical,
“Careful,
“Conscientious, and
“Driven.

“You are more task-oriented than people-oriented, and you probably enjoy analyzing and solving problems. You probably like to get things done with excellence and a focus on quality.



IV.b. Interests & Aptitudes



IV.b-1.) WOIS Career Interest Assessments


Career Interest Areas - Results for D Jon Scott (Aug 31 2017)
WOIS/The Career Information System

“☠ Leading and Influencing — An interest in leading and influencing others by using high-level verbal or numerical abilities. (Your score=9)

“☠ Artistic — An interest in creative expression of feelings and ideas. (Your score=9)

“☠ Scientific — An interest in discovering, collecting and analyzing information about the natural world and applying scientific research findings to problems in medicine, the life sciences and the natural sciences. (Your score=9)

“☠ Mechanical — An interest in applying principles to practical situations by the use of machines or hand tools. (Your score=7)

“☠ Humanitarian — An interest in helping others with their mental, spiritual, social, physical, or vocational needs. (Your score=7)

“☠ Plants and Animals — An interest in working with plants and animals, mostly outdoors. (Your score=5)

“☠ Industrial — An interest in repetitive, concrete, organized activities done in a factory setting. (Your score=5)

“☠ Selling — An interest in bringing others to a particular point of view by personal persuasion, using selling and promotion techniques. (Your score=5)

“☠ Business Detail — An interest in organized, clearly defined activities requiring accuracy and attention to details, primarily in an office setting. (Your score=3)

“☠ Physical Performing — An interest in physical activities performed before an audience. (Your score=3)

“☠ Protective — An interest in using authority to protect people and property. (Your score=2)

“☠ Accommodating — An interest in catering to the wishes and needs of others, usually on a one-to-one basis. (Your score=2)



IV.b-2.) WOIS Career Interest Profiler


Career Interest Profiler - Results for D Jon Scott (Aug 31 2017)
WOIS/The Career Information System

[Primary Interest Areas]
“☠ Investigative Careers (25) — People with Investigative interests like work activities that have to do with ideas and thinking more than with physical activity. They like to search for facts and figure out problems mentally rather than to persuade or lead people.

[Secondary Interest Areas]
“☠ Artistic Careers (20) — People with Artistic interests like work activities that deal with the artistic side of things, such as forms, designs and patterns. They like self-expression in their work. They prefer settings where work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

[Other]

“☠ Enterprising Careers (11) — People with Enterprising interests like work activities that have to do with starting up and carrying out projects, especially business ventures. They like persuading and leading people and making decisions. They like taking risks for profit. These people prefer action rather than thought.

“☠ Social Careers (7) — People with Social interests like work activities that assist others and promote learning and personal development. They prefer to communicate more than to work with objects, machines or data. They like to teach, to give advice, to help or otherwise be of service to people.

“☠ Conventional Careers (3) — People with Conventional interests like work activities that follow set procedures and routines. They prefer working with data and detail more than with ideas. They prefer work in which there are precise standards rather than work in which you have to judge things by yourself. These people like working where the lines of authority are clear.

“☠ Realistic Careers (0) — People with Realistic interests like work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They enjoy dealing with plants, animals and real-world materials, like wood, tools and machinery. They enjoy outside work. Often people with Realistic interests do not like occupations that mainly involve doing paperwork or working closely with others.



IV.c. Natal Chart

For those who care about such things.

Natal Chart

Name: D Jon Scott
April 19 1983
8:11 AM Time Zone is PST
South Bend, WA

Rising Sign is in 23 Degrees Gemini

“Extremely active by nature, you like to get around, meet people and do different things. Very restless, you just can't seem to stay put. You need to be involved in several projects at once in order to keep your mind stimulated. You like to read books and to write letters and to talk -- constantly. Seemingly ageless, you will always appear to be much younger than you really are. Very adaptable and inquisitive, you are always open to new ideas and experiences. A "jack-of-all-trades", you are lively and versatile. Because of the high nervous tension that you always seem to have, athletic activity would be a good way for you to burn off energy. But be careful of a tendency to experience things only superficially -- try to dig in and absorb things at a deeper level.

Sun is in 29 Degrees Aries.

“By nature, you are very energetic and high-spirited. You are fiercely independent -- you must be first in everything you do, and you enjoy taking risks. You are the one who will rush in where angels fear to tread. Quite brilliant at initiating new projects, you are terrible at following them through to completion. You are an enthusiastic leader but you tend to be a reluctant follower. Often you are quick to anger, but you usually recover just as fast, regretting later things you said when you were upset. One of your best traits is that you are simple and direct, blunt and honest -- just be careful you do not hurt others' feelings. Your need to be competitive at all costs may provoke resistance from others, but, as long as you maintain your usual Sunny good humor, this should not prove to be a major problem for you.

Moon is in 19 Degrees Cancer.

“For the most part, you are very strong and secure emotionally. You intuitively know what to do to make others feel comfortable, loved, accepted and needed. You naturally enjoy feeding and taking care of others. Be careful that your mothering does not turn into smothering. At times, you tend to feel that those to whom you are attached can never do anything without your assistance and support. Extremely sensitive by nature, it hurts you deeply whenever anyone criticizes you. You have an almost desperate need to be loved and wanted and needed by everyone with whom you come into contact, and you go out of your way to be accommodating to them.

Mercury is in 18 Degrees Taurus.

“A slow and careful thinker, you like to present ideas visually and concretely. Abstractions are quite difficult for you to understand. For you, everything must be practical and useful in order to merit your attention. You are a perfectionist -- you enjoy being skillful enough to handle the dexterity required of fine craftsmanship. Cautious and conservative in your thinking, you are very slow to change your opinions. You are more apt to respond to an appeal to your feelings than to an appeal to logic or reason.

Venus is in 07 Degrees Gemini.

“You are friendly, warm, open and tolerant toward others. You love variety in relationships, indeed you may even prefer to maintain more than one relationship at a time! Very witty and humorous, you have the ability to amuse and please others. This makes you quite popular. You love to play the field and thus find it difficult to settle down and make any deep emotional commitments. Your innate charm and vivacity makes you welcome most everywhere you go.

Mars is in 10 Degrees Taurus.

“Careful, slow and thorough about all that you do, at times you are also willful and stubborn when others try to alter your course. You are definitely not a quitter -- you will work long and hard to get what you want. Your possessions are very important to you. One of your continuing problems is that you tend to regard the significant people in your life much the same way as you do your possessions -- you become overly attached and much too jealous. You repress your anger when you get upset and that is not healthy. Try to learn to show your anger immediately in order to avoid painful explosions later.

Jupiter is in 10 Degrees Sagittarius.

“You have a very strong sense of ethics and morality. You are widely read and may also be widely traveled because you are sincerely interested in expanding your knowledge of the world about you. At times, you have an annoying tendency to be self-righteous and preachy about your belief system. You are usually quite idealistic and you demand the right to be able to explore the entire world of experiences yourself. Remember to grant others the similar right -- be tolerant, not dogmatic.

Saturn is in 01 Degrees Scorpio.

“You tend to release emotional energies only very reluctantly. This is partly due to your fear of what horrible calamity might occur should they be released -- your emotions are terribly complicated and intense. Try not to repress these energies entirely, however, or you will succumb to negative and destructive forms of compulsive behavior. Give yourself the freedom to look awkward or silly once in a while. The relief you feel will be quite therapeutic and the embarrassment (whether it is real or imagined) will pass quickly.

Uranus is in 08 Degrees Sagittarius.

“You, and most of your peers, have the tendency to think that all ideas, customs and traditions from the past are outmoded and irrelevant. You are attracted to radically new ideas, philosophies and religions that will, hopefully, cause sweeping changes throughout the world.

Neptune is in 29 Degrees Sagittarius.

“You, and your entire generation, are heavily involved in investigating and idealizing foreign and exotic intellectual systems and religious philosophies. The most extreme ideals will be pursued with gusto. You will be at the forefront of humanitarian attempts to improve the lot of those who are in need of assistance. You will be comfortable with the concept of the "global village."

Pluto is in 28 Degrees Libra.

“For your entire generation, this is a time of radical changes in society's attitude toward marriage and interpersonal relationships. There is a general fear and awe at the power inherent in making emotional or contractual commitments -- they will not be entered into lightly.

N. Node is in 26 Degrees Gemini.

“You will consciously seek out many different contacts with others throughout your life. Many of these will be of very short duration, not necessarily because you're fickle, but just because you always seem to be more excited by the prospect of meeting someone new rather than prolonging your present relationships. At any rate, you will learn something new from almost everyone you come across -- intellectual stimulation is what you crave from others. You will be well known to neighbors and relatives, partly due to your curiosity about what they're doing -- you delight in keeping up-to-date about the latest news (and gossip).

Astrolabe



V. Life Story

I once took some degree of pride in being human, in belonging to a species with high intellectual potential, opposable thumbs, and technological sophistication. This pride grew however decidedly tempered throughout my life by an increasing misanthropy I developed in reaction to systemic anthropocentrism taken to what I perceived as unreasonable extremes.



V.a. Childhood

I first picked up a marker and began trying to tell stories at but a year old. Frustrated that my young mind could not yet grasp the concept of writing adequately enough for my purpose, I began teaching myself to draw.

I told my mother at age two that I wanted to be a palaeontologist, which at the time I pronounced “pay-wee-on-taw-woe-jist”.

From a young age, I was highly resistant to the ideas such as humans being “special” among animals, human lives having more value than the lives of other animals, or, even worse, “human” and “animal” being treated as two different categories of living things. At pre-school age, I was getting into physical altercations with my peers whenever I discovered them going out of their way to smash insects or spiders, or whenever I saw them throwing rocks at birds or squirrels. I couldn’t understand what was causing them to think that the lives of other animals were less valuable. Since anthropocentrism is not the “default” viewpoint for developing humans (Herrmann et al.), it’s likely that I was missing out on some cultural conditioning that my peers were receiving.



V.a-1.) Private School

I started my school career at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Aberdeen, Washington. In the 1st grade I tested out at the 11th grade level for math comprehension. I was being considered for enrollment in the Gifted Program. The school had suggested skipping me ahead to the 3rd grade, but my father deemed it more important for me to learn to socialize with children my own age. By the 2nd grade I had grown bored and was spending the majority of my time drawing, and the teacher had pinned my drawings up all over the room, essentially turning the walls of the classroom into my own private gallery, and I became extremely popular with my fellow students. My 3rd grade teacher was against the idea of me getting so much exclusive, positive attention for my artistic ability, as it was unfair to the students who were not as artistically talented, and I became increasingly frustrated. It was again suggested I be skipped ahead, this time to the 5th grade, and I was accepted into the University of Washington’s Early Entrance program at age 10, however this never came to fruition as my father insisted I have a “normal” childhood, “like [he] had”. My grades began to decline, and I became a class clown with a hostile attitude toward authority – especially my Catholic teachers.



V.a-2.) Encountering Anthropocentrism

One particular conflict that would seem to become a theme for me later in life revolved around the religious insistence that only humans had souls, meaning therefore that their lives were more important than the lives of other animals – an idea that I was vocally against. I went so far as to accuse my theology teacher of being a Satanist for refusing to acknowledge the spiritual equality of God’s other creations. Because my fellow students were mostly Catholic, I began rapidly declining in popularity. My mother suggested pulling me from school and homeschooling me, an idea to which my father was still staunchly opposed on the basis that what I “really” needed was to learn to socialize better with children my own age, and to learn respect for authority figures. Coupled with my growing hostility toward authority and my naturally contrarian predisposition (a common stereotype for youth in general and young artists in particular), this was a recipe for misanthropy that fostered in me a deep intellectual disdain for the educational system and the human race which produced it.



V.a-3.) Work with Crows

Before the end of the 5th grade, my mother decided to pull me out of school and homeschool me, against my father’s wishes. During this time, I developed working relationship with the local Crow population. Though at first we had an antagonistic relationship, as they would fight with the flock of chickens I cared for over food, the philosophy that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” soon prevailed when I began feeding the Crows in exchange for assistance in protecting my flock against mutual threats like chickenhawks, falcons, owls, and eagles. Before long the Crows were even helping to round up the chicks who had strayed outside of their enclosure through the gaps in the chickenwire. It was from the Crows that I gained my ideas of teamwork and cooperation, loyalty and self-sacrifice. From the Crows also I learned of the barbarism of humans, many of whom would murder the innocent, intelligent birds for the pettiest of reasons imaginable, such as that the sound of the Crows communicating with one another would wake the humans up too early in the morning, or because the Crows would mess up people’s lawns and gardens in search of food. It had become clear to me that while Crows were noble, respectable creatures, humans were a bloodthirsty, sociopathic race of insect-minded monkeys who in their unenlightened dither of an excuse for consciousness thought it their right to murder superior creatures who had done naught to harm them.



IV.a-4.) Untitled, to be integrated

I finished my homeschooling curricula through the 12th grade by age 14, but a book-keeping error deprived me of my diploma. So I took two years off to pursue my own intellectual interests (primarily paleoprimatology, the study of the primate fossil record, counterintuitively considered a sub-discipline of paleoanthropology, the study of the human fossil record) and while under the pretense of being an interested, adult layman, carried on correspondence with professional paleoanthropologists and evolutionary biologists (I never actually lied about my age, most of them merely assumed I was a middle-aged adult and I failed to correct them) who helped me to see the flaws in the anthropocentric worldview that our culture attempts to impress upon us. These conversations gave me hope that there was a larger, more enlightened intellectual world in academia that I might one day participate in and finally find my place in the world.



V.a-5.) Creationism

The first roots of Genesis Panthesis lie in late 1997 with a web site entitled the Talk.Science Archive. Talk.Science was originally created in order to present rebuttals to mainstream scientific thinking from a young-Earth creationist perspective, and mainly targeted the Talk.Origins Archive. Talk.Science was my own creation, and was graciously hosted by MyTownNet.Com (the company has since been bought out and no longer exists) at the URL [http://www.talkscience.mytownnet.com]. It received a healthy portion of both creationist and evolutionist readers, who avidly submitted feedback which I was happy to respond to on the web.

For a very long time I was content to explain away the mounds of evidence supporting evolutionary biology as well as mainstream geology and cosmology. Particularly the fossil record - which I feel I can safely say that I was much more well-versed in than the majority of prominent creationists (Gish et. al.), was rather easy for me to dispute in my deluded creationist mind.

After a while, I became very aware of the dishonest tactics used by creationists such as Gish and Morris, and developed a growing contempt for the majority of my fellow creationists/Christians. Though I was determined to help give creationism scientific respectability and aid in restoring the good name of the Christian religion.

I kept updating the archive and working on it straight through 1998, the year in which Caudipteryx zouii and Protarchaeopteryx robusta - two creatures which scientists described as obviously non-avian dinosaurs (which means they weren't birds), but which had feathers! I simply emphasized their avian qualities and either explained away or dismissed as unimportant their reptilian characteristics, and went on happily spreading the myth of creationism.

Yes - I had the evidence, the information, and the knowledge of how evolutionary biology works - yet I did not have the intellectual integrity to admit to the truthfulness of evolutionary theory and kept denying that this incredibly intricate law and set of 'trends' in nature could possibly have any validity.



V.a-6.) Apostasy

Then, in september of 1999, the bomb dropped. I picked up my issue of the National Geographic and saw what else on a page advertising an upcoming issue; but Sinornithosaurus millenii! It had long steak-knife-shaped teeth like a T. rex, a long, muscular tail, hyper-extendable "switchblade" claws on the hind legs like Velociraptor mongoliensis, a narrow snout that looked almost like a bill, a bird-like pubic structure, and worst of all - feathers!

I simply stared at the page for a few moments, muttered "oh shit!" to myself a few times, and got up to check the N.G.News web site. This wasn't just some artistic depiction of what a reptile/bird might look like - and it was no hoax. It was a small dromaeosaurid ("raptor") with killing claws, razor-sharp teeth, and a pair of wing-like arms complete with plumage. My heart sank, and my gut churned. This was it - the one proof of evolution I had always asked for but never thought would come to light. In my mind, I was betting that even if evolution were true, the chances of finding such a beautiful example of transition would be slim enough to be dismissed as impossible. And yet here it was - proof.

I stepped outside to compose myself, and stood there looking at the world around me.

Weeks later, I began making plans to dismantle to the Talk.Science Archive, all the while researching the Christian religion. I soon came to the conclusion that since much of the first ten or twelve chapters of genesis had been plagiarized from Chaldean fairy tales and mythos, the truthfulness of the Bible must be strictly spiritual rather than spiritual and historical.

It wasn't very long before I began to realize that since the 'historical' sections of the Bible, particularly those stolen from Chaldean mythos, were intended to influence spiritual truth - that the early Israelites must have simply been making up their own "spiritual truths", trying to make the fairy tales of their Hebrew (Chaldean) ancestors match up. I was faced with the realization that the Bible could not even be taken as spiritually true...it was/is nothing more than a book of myths and fables from a time and place in which people had no scientific knowledge, and made up these stories to explain what was going on around them (though the people making up these fables probably thought that they were coming to revelations given by their God[s]).

Then that day in 1999 came back to me. I remembered standing outside on my porch, looking at the natural world of which I had always known myself to be an integral part - albeit created as such. On that day, however, I began to look at the world in a new light.

I looked at the trees, thinking about how they worked. Photosynthesis, receiving energy from the sun, these creatures had limbs which branched out in every direction, tipped with leaves made green with chlorophyl, drawing energy from the sunlight which they captured. As they fed on the radiant light, blocking the light from the ground below, I began to think of how they might exist without God. A tiny bacterium absorbs energy from both heat and chemicals. Plants are exposed to heat, feed on chemicals, and have chemicals that allow them to feed on heat more efficiently - on a much larger scale than primitive bacterial cell strands. I thought, perhaps, that since some algae is bacterial and other is plant-life, that some bacteria might have used chlorophyl to extract nutrients from the sun. Also, perhaps from this algae, primitive coats of slime would evolve and dwell on rocks near river beds. In a few million years, you'd have moss growing on moist soil. Millions of years could come and go, and plants which harness the power of the sun and extract more nutrients from the matter around them (whether it be water or dirt) would spread more abundantly and prosper over their contemporaries.

I looked at the trees again. They were large, tightly-packed groups of cells, which over millions of years grew larger and larger, growing green leaves which act as solar panels. They were cell-colonies trying to survive in an environment where new oportunities are as ample as the number of possible combinations of DNA. So here they were, beautiful, and majestic, and sitting there because of the opportunistic nature of living cells - not because God put them there. They were green because they had Chlorophyl to absorb sunlight - not because God thought that humans would think it an attractive color.

I looked down at my own hands, studying my finger prints. I pondered the reason God might have given them to me. I recalled to myself that only primates have finger prints, and that they used the blunt part of their fingers - rather than claws, to grip limbs and branches. They have traction-treds on their fingers and toes. This is probably why all primates also have flat nails.

But then why do humans have finger prints? For indentification? We've only had finger print identification for the past hundred years or so. Even if the world were only six thousand years old, that's less than a thirtieth of a percent of the time since humans were first created. Why give us this feature, why design such intricate patterns, if God knew it would be an absurdly short amount of time between the first use of finger print identification and the creation of DNA fingerprinting, which is much more accurate? And what how would this be any different from believing that the bridge of the nose were created for sunglasses, or the opposable thumb designed so that our hand could fit into gloves?

The only way these hands of mine made sense, with the gripping fingers, the traction-tredded finger tips, the flat nails, was if my distant ancestors - and the ancestors of all humans - were creatures who used their front limbs for climbing.

And why such low body hair? Wouldn't it be more effecient to not have body hair at all? We use resources to grow this hair which appearently serves no purpose. If we evolved from hairy creatures, it would make sense that we evolved to use our resources more effeciently and wasted less of our reserves on this useless feature. That way, the hair wouldn't have to be completely absent, since the industrial age - when we could produce many of our own resources from previousely unavailable sources - occured at a time which vary well might have been before we had the chance to evolve a completely bald body. Of course it must have been a bit more complex than that, but I had a feeling I was pretty much on-track with this line of reasoning.

I looked down at my hands again, and studied them for a few moments longer...

"This is it..." I spoke to myself softly, "Welcome to the real world."



V.a-7.) College

As soon as I was legally able to do so, in 1999 at age 16, I obtained my general equivalency diploma and immediately enrolled myself in Grays Harbor College, and at first planned to cover new territory by pursuing a degree in quantum physics, a subject I’d always been interested in, yet still knew relatively little about, yet eventually chose “anthropology” as my major, as I thought it would be the easiest subject to earn a degree in at the community college level (there were no paleontology classes available, which would’ve been my chosen route toward a career in paleoprimatology), since I’d already been studying a specialized form of the subject intensively for the past two years, and so accustomed was I to discussion of the subject matter with professional scientists that it seemed a fast-track to an easy first doctorate. However, having received in many ways a “top down” (and very incomplete) scientific education through my correspondences, I found it difficult at the community college level to predict what a given class would cover according to its subject:

I was surprised to discover for example that Biology 101 was titled “Introduction to Human Biology”. Since humans are a variety of primate, primates a type of mammal, mammals a class of animal, and animals a kingdom of living things, and since biology is simply the study of biological life, I would’ve expected zoology, the study of animal life, to be treated as a sub-discipline of biology, mammalogy a sub-discipline of zoology, primatology a sub-discipline of mammalogy, and, finally, anthropology a sub-discipline of primatology, as would have to be the case in a logical progression from the general to the specific. Somewhat perplexed was I therefore to encounter an introductory biology class focusing already on a single species, narrowing in on what should rightly only be a very refined sub-discipline of a sub-discipline et cetera of biology. With anthropology being defined as, “the science that deals with the origins, physical and cultural development, biological characteristics, and social customs and beliefs of humankind” (Dictionary.com), would not the study of human biology, the biological characteristics of humans, be biological anthropology? Most of what I’d learned about biology up till then had come from my personal correspondence with evolutionary biologists involving themselves in the creationism-versus-evolution debate, and from studying material written by such biologists as Richard Dawkins and Stephen J. Gould, who famously characterize humans as merely one small species to be placed in a much larger evolutionary context. In my reckoning, “Introduction to Human Biology” sounded more like a title for Anthropology 101 than for Biology 101.

I asked a college counselor if this was done, as I was hoping, to facilitate ease of learning by giving students something familiar (humans) with which to introduce them to the wider field of biology. The counselor’s reply was that this probably had something to do with it, but, more than that, this was a matter of practicality having primarily to do with the college’s expectation that the majority of individuals taking biology classes would be entering the field of medicine, which was predominantly concerned with humans. I was informed that at the community college level, classes were arranged by what knowledge students would need for their two-year degrees, or perhaps for continuing to medical school or careers in the applied sciences, and that very few students were “in it for the pure science”. This was difficult to accept for an individual like myself, who from a young age was wont to regard the applied sciences as a sort of intellectual prostitution. Although I eventually came to wrap my mind around the fact that the arrangement of intellectual disciplines in community college was based in utilitarian motives rather than on any sort of objective relativity, I found myself continually confounded with similarly counterintuitive challenges to my preconceptions.

I was very refreshed therefore when at first I began in my Psychology 101 class to hear on the first day that psychology was the study of the nervous system, with primary focus being on the central nervous system (the brain and the spinal column). My relief was short-lived, however, when from that point on the class seemed to focus solely on the human nervous system and the workings of the human mind. I found myself again thinking that the information we were covering would be more appropriately taught in an anthropology class, since humans are only one of billions of species that have a nervous system, and that, therefore, an introductory psychology class ought to be covering creatures like echinoderms (starfish and the like) with simpler nervous systems and thus concern itself more with “the basics” of psychology.

I faced this same problem again when I began to look into the sociology classes. They all seemed to revolve around human sociology, and the instructors universally characterized sociology as the study of human interaction. Yet humans are only one sort of social organism among many, and there existed already a science dedicated to the study of humans (anthropology), including the study of how their social systems work. The only way sociology could make sense existing as its own distinct science, therefore, is if it dealt with more than just humans. Surely social insects such as ants, bees, and termites, should be just as much the subject of sociological study as primates such as humans. What of chickens, Crows, wolves, lions, or other social vertebrates? What of our fellow primates, almost all of whom are incredibly socially complex? What made the bloodthirsty humans so damned important? What the school was trying to pass off as “sociology”, was, in fact, social anthropology.

Then, I discovered to my further bewilderment, that all of the anthropology courses offered at Grays Harbor College centered exclusively on cultural anthropology, and that the subject of anthropology was treated as a “social science” alongside sociology and psychology. To my mind, cultural anthropology was a sub-discipline of ethology (the study of animal behavior), as was human sociology and much of human psychology. I could envision the information covered in the so-called “social sciences” being found in a class titled “Human Ethology”, but why were the only anthropology classes available discussing only certain aspects of the ethology of the human animal, while everything else about the human animal (human psychology, human sociology, and human biology) was being covered in non-anthropology classes? Was the human animal’s delusional sense of self-importance so grotesquely inflated that it imposed the study of itself upon the study of everything else, pre-empting and usurping what should rightfully be the intellectual study of all life, or of all animals, or of all animals with a nervous system, for its own egocentric purposes? Even this did not suffice to explain why the classes which supposedly centered on the human animal only focused on the socio-ethological aspects of the species, except perhaps if these aspects of the human race were those which humanity considered (falsely, as Crows demonstrate) to be the features which set itself most apart from its relatives in the evolutionary tree of life.



V.b.) Cluster Headaches

I dropped out of school for many years, partly due to chronic health problems that would plague me for the better part of a decade, in the meanwhile becoming evermore jaded and misanthropic as time passed.

The disease I was afflicted with was chronic cluster headaches: a condition which reportedly causes pain more intense than unanaesthetized amputation or natural childbirth, and is probably the most severe pain that humans can experience (reference), resulting in adrenaline-sparked bouts of anxiety and associated irrational behaviors such as aggression or even suicide (Robbins, The psychiatric comorbidities of cluster headache). I was constantly in the emergency room. On several occasions, I was scolded by unintelligent small-town emergency room doctors for this behavior; I attempted to reason with one such doctor, early on, in language that small-town people could understand, saying, “any Fish & Wildlife officer or veterinarian will tell you that wounded animals become irrational”, to which his reply was “the human beings who come in here complaining of severe headaches [migraines] are in too much pain to move!” Not only did this ignore the fact that the pain caused by cluster headaches is far more intense than anything experienced during a migraine attack, but it presumed an intrinsic, qualitative difference between humans and the combined whole of all other animal species on the planet. What did he think human beings were, if not animals? Some mystical, magical faerie species from the Quagnar Galaxy? I was thereafter red-flagged and treated as a drug-seeker. Before long I was having the police called on me and one small-town police chief even accused me of grabbing at him, for which I was severely beaten, almost killed, and now have a felony on my record as a result. For many years, such negative encounters with the medical and legal communities seemed to be the rule for my life rather than the exception.

Thankfully not all the doctors and police officers I encountered were so ignorant. A few even showed me sympathy. When explaining the severity of the pain I was experiencing to one emergency room nurse, she attempted to apologize for her colleagues by explaining, “most people in this day and age don’t ever experience that level of pain; doctors and nurses these days aren’t accustomed to dealing with it.” Thus, having encountered a rare few good, noble, or at least well-meaning humans after more than a decade of constant turmoil in my dealings with humanity, I began to think that there was some faint glimmer of hope for the human race; some good amid all of their various flaws, and wished so strongly to find that hope that I resolved to continue my education, with my new focus being on understanding the idiocy of the human animal and obtaining an anthropology degree for its own sake.

For more about this, see: My Battle with Cluster Headaches.



V.c.) Second Chance

I enrolled in Centralia College in 2014, and took my second cultural anthropology class in 2015, and, just when I thought I’d adjusted to the anthropocentrically utilitarian arrangement of knowledge in the education system, I was surprised to find that primatology was considered a sub-discipline of anthropology. Really? Humans are a type of primate, yet primatology is considered a variety of anthropology, rather than the other way around? Because the ultimate goal is to use that knowledge to benefit humans.

I’ve now discovered a new purpose for my life: To locate and attempt to root-out the human animal’s insecure need to reassure itself of its own uniqueness, to shatter its delusions of self-importance, and, ultimately, to help save life on Earth from the invasive species we call “man” by helping the human race to discover a more mature, honest, and realistic sense of confidence based not in narcissistic self-aggrandizement, but in a sense of brotherhood and belonging with the rest of this great miracle we call life.