Author Archives: Jim Langcuster

About Jim Langcuster

A Southern late-Baby Boomer whose post-retirement focus is on building a post-racial, post-Confederate Southern regional identity. If the election of 2016 underscored one thing, it is that this country is intractably divided and that radical devolution of power to localities and states is the only way to save the American Union.

The Freedom Afforded by Our Exoskeleton

I’ve pointed out in earlier essays how the dense network that we humans have constructed over ages — a contrivance I’ve come to call the Noncorporeal Human Exoskeleton (NHE) — has conferred on our species immense, almost unfathomable intellectual, technological … Continue reading

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A Remarkable Generational Dialogue

The title that renowned filmmaker Peter Jackson’s chose for his new World War I documentary is quite appropriate — spot on, in fact. Indeed, I’m convinced that “They Shall Not Grow Old” is the most apt title he possibly could … Continue reading

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A Fate Worse than the Talosians?

If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you’ve likely concluded from my writing, that I am a huge Star Trek fan. I’ve posted below one of the most iconic scenes from the entire Star Trek genre, when Picard … Continue reading

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A Very Unorthodox 2018 Advent Message

Every so often at around this time, I’ve feel compelled to craft some sort of seasonal message, an Advent message, of sorts. These messages are not only heartfelt but also are intended to express two things: my evolving views on … Continue reading

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Network Binding and the Course of Human History

The naysayers among us may be right: We Homo sapiens may indeed be on the verge of destroying our planet and ourselves over the long run, but we remain singular creatures, at least, in one sense. Unlike every previous hominin … Continue reading

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Toward a New Religious and Secular Fusionism

I often tell friends that everything I learned about life I learned from Star Trek — the Star Trek original series, that is to say — and I say that only half jokingly. My exposure to that series when it … Continue reading

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The Embedded God: A Personal Theology

Introduction Our views of faith and transcendence are undergoing rapid and radical change I was reminded of that recently watching an interview with former Gemini and Apollo astronaut Jim Lovell, one of history’s most celebrated and gifted aviators and explorers … Continue reading

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