Recent Reviews for Joel "Hozeh" Windsor
The Stairs (Short Story) - 2/19/2012 4:59:51 PM|
a wonderful story...about stairs...ei. the steps we take in life. thank you for sharing.
2032 (Short Story) - 1/23/2010 6:20:35 PM
A good short story that shows a picture of how AI will become just a part of everyday life. So commonplace that it will be just like an iPod today.
The Art of Freedom (Article) - 6/1/2013 8:14:37 AM
Excellent! I love the humor along with the solid argument for a “liberal” education. It reminds me of my article on Education and Training.
I have always been concerned that perhaps the greatest profession, philosophy, is paid the least, even in higher education. Even Thomas Freeman, TSU's great philosopher and debater who trained Denzel Washington for the movie, The Great Debaters, has been underpaid throughout his lifetime of service. While coaches are paid the most.
Having taught ignorant business students only interested in, “getting over,” and making as much money as possible, and having watched Machiavellian types push their way to power, influence, and money, I am disheartened at the way we look at what is important in society, especially education.
Keep enlightening us…
Faith, Race, and Darwin (Article) - 10/11/2010 5:43:23 PM
Interesting article... Thank you for posting.
I have a few questions based on the issues of racism, science, and Darwinism as is applicable to this post.
1) You mentioned a popular theory within Darwinism that is often referred to as "Common Ancestry". Darwinism suggested that all living things are the descendants of the common ancestors (hence the premise of your article). Thus if we could trace our ancestors back far enough, we would find that we would be related to chimpanzees, gorillas, etc.; even further back to dogs, frogs, fish, plants and bacteria. One of the major "evidences" to support the idea of common ancestry is the similarities that exist between organisms, whether in terms of morphology, biochemistry, or gene sequences. Yet similarity is only circumstantial evidence of common ancestry because it can also be explained by the idea of common creator. Unfortunately, the human mind has a great capacity to find relationships even where none exists. Lining up bacteria, fish, frogs, etc., is no more evidence of common ancestry then lining up the commonalities of bicycle, motorcycle, automobile, airplane, and space shuttle. Thus, similarity is only evidence of common ancestry if one assumes that evolution is true in the first place or it could also be explained as a common beginning whereby the creator use the same materials in his creation.
2)Complex molecular systems in organisms pose a considerable challenge to Darwinian evolution. Many of the proteins involved in processes within the cell need to interact together for a particular function. Proteins are comprised of a specific sequence of building blocks, the order of which is encoded in DNA. According to evolution, such sequences can only be the result of random mutation, yet random processes cannot produce information. Moreover, because many such proteins are required to co-exist simultaneously, it is impossible for the sequence to have evolved, as only a full system of proteins has a function. This the basis of the argument of "irreducible complexity".
3) Interestingly, science and Darwinism would suggest the opposite to your thesis that if validated, the natural conclusion would be racism. Let me explain... If life burst onto the scene at the onset, for the conditions were just right, what is to say that one pond of life is not superior to another pond of life during this start? What is to say that one evolutionary tract that is retarded in development is not greater than one that is more advance? They very nature of this theory would lend to the creation of castes. However, if humanity is traced back to one beginning, and that beginning was made in the image of God -- the caste barrier is broken.
Just some food for thought.
The Influence of Rhetoric on Rap I (Article) - 7/30/2010 9:07:56 AM
Incredible! Your 5600+ or so words on this subject have suceeded in actually moving me to check my innate and highly reactive fall-back prejudices against hip-hop and rap to reflect more fairly on arguments that favor regarding the genre as productive and inspired creativity! I've copied the entire article down to read at my leisure, since it's a lot of verbiage to ingest at one sitting, but meanwhile, it's a singularly credible argument to foster favorable regard for a human race that is (seemingly) capable of more uplifting creativity than that required to develop greatly destructive ways of committing species suicide! [PS: 'How to REALLY move the crowd? Simple enough: salt their cerebro-spiritual food supplies with rhetorical laxatives! (;-) ] You da (hu)man, bruddah!
Aloha mai e, Kalikiano
The...Prodigal...Child (Poetry) - 6/8/2013 11:04:58 AM
A most apt, timely, and meaningful message, Joel. Would that we Earthians heeded it. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace to you,
Mama Said... (Poetry) - 5/24/2013 4:13:21 PM
A plant without water is malnourished, but one with it will flourish like the seeds it will one day bare.
I think you meant to write "bear" in the above verse. However, I also think I get what you are expressing via your verses here. Thank you for sharing, Joel. Love and peace,
Sacred Sex (Poetry) - 5/24/2013 4:11:34 PM
But passion is conserved, through love, it’s preserved
That's what I think as well. Love and peace to you, Joel...
Bomb (Poetry) - 5/24/2013 4:10:30 PM
To me, this could be a "rap" tune but I know that there is meaning to be garnered therein. Thank you for sharing, Joel. Love and peace to you,
The...Prodigal...Child (Poetry) - 4/23/2013 1:41:02 PM
Very creative and enlightening. Others should be reading and commenting on this very good work.
Bomb (Poetry) - 11/20/2011 10:15:29 AM
i'm not going to analyze this poem but to say it really reached me ...
Eternity (Poetry) - 11/2/2011 4:13:47 PM
not nostalgic, not sentimental, not cloying, not bad at all...
Forge (Poetry) - 1/7/2011 8:39:18 PM
I want to cry, with joy, but not. Masterful, limpid with language and emotions, Hozeh.
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Forge (Poetry) - 10/26/2010 4:00:02 AM
A well composed piece.
The Quality of Thirst (Poetry) - 2/14/2010 11:49:17 AM
Life is filled with deceptions,
And most appear as arrogant and dysfunctional
humanoids with personal agendas. The imagery in this
reflects well the disenchantment that
accompanies the search for
genuineness and honor.
The Quality of Thirst (Poetry) - 2/13/2010 10:52:10 PM
Quality of word 'mind-usage' is what I feel here, Hozeh, excellent alliteration, subtle or not, crack/bleed/parched and grays fuse indulgence apart. Such as:
"A mirage of humanity, the seemingly quenching goal."
'And by indulging you're not consistent with the quality of thirst.'
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
A Dead Man's Wish (Poetry) - 2/8/2010 8:06:20 AM
The idea is to pull it yourself my friend ! Way before you loose control and someone has plugged you in ... when things are still good and there is no reason for you to do so, and you say good bye on the best of days. That is when you have real power! The will to power is the will to be free. Only then you have really done something! Your life has real infinte value when you thus consummate and celebrate it all!
A Dead Man's Wish (Poetry) - 2/7/2010 2:45:40 PM
Bone of us want to linger in pain and sickness. Good thinking here.
I hope I go fast and easily too when my time comes just as my hubby Tom did right in front of my eyes on 8 17 07.
A Dead Man's Wish (Poetry) - 2/7/2010 4:24:02 AM
Well done. A convincing and beautifully written argument for euthanasia. That is exactly why I am for it.
An E.R.A. in Judgment (Poetry) - 2/3/2010 10:26:53 PM
I think this poem explains opposites to death, Hozeh. I feel it less and lesser, and greater, the mood, I mean.
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
An E.R.A. in Judgment (Poetry) - 1/30/2010 10:58:50 PM
Licking a leg.. wonder what that feels like. lol
small typo in-[He tongue glides up my leg like a chill]
never the less of a great pen.
An E.R.A. in Judgment (Poetry) - 1/30/2010 8:56:57 PM
The Prodigal Child (Poetry) - 1/23/2010 11:01:07 AM
Shockingly brilliant poety/story! written with artistic quliliance!