About Logan Christie

In 1993, Logan was born to a lower middle class family residing in the United States. From an early age, Logan refused to accept the status quo merely on the behest of tradition, instead placing priority on empirical evidence and rationality. Thus, he is a proponent of science and free thought. Logan spends his time studying classical literature, hunting, fishing, passing time with friends, and writing his prospective novel. He is entering his final year of secondary school, and is planning for the future. He intends to attend university at one of the institutions available in his state.

Opinion: How We are Flawed, and What We Must do to Fix it

Evolution is the process that defines life as it is. It shapes every living creature, and allows them to thrive in their environment by culling the unfit and poorly adapted from the population. This, in effect, cleanses the gene pool by depriving the weak the right to reproduce, and therefore allowing the species a better chance for survival. Homo sapien, like every creature before it, and most likely every creature after it, has been sculpted and whittled into a survivalist juggernaut by this very process. However, the human species has adapted to such a degree that the usually razor sharp scalpel of natural selection has been dulled… continue reading →

Fiction: A Walk in the Clouds

Jurgen gazes furtively at his journal, which has rested atop his dresser for the past three weeks, gathering dust. The tattered bundle of paper is virtually his last sanctuary, and the fact that he has not found reason to roam the cavernous halls of expression is troubling him. His heart sinks into the pit of his stomach, a brick of lead straining heavy upon a tarp of silk. He has not seen his unwitting captor for as long, and has since lost hope of ever seeing her again. This, despite whatever pretension may be made to the contrary, is the true reason for his angst… continue reading →

Opinion: The “Great Communicator”

In the course of the past twenty years, the Republican Party has fundamentally altered the basis of their ideological tenets, moving from a hands on, exceedingly progressive tax code under Eisenhower, to a laissez faire economic policy under contemporary Republicans. The party foundation suffered a paradigm shift so contradictory to the previous ideology, that there was a considerable exodus of moderate conservatives to the Democratic camp. This, in effect… continue reading →

Opinion: Dominionism – A Peek into Radical American Politics

For the past year, press reports have been ablaze with reports of the stagnation of the American political system. Even the most mundane issues are contested as a partisan affair. The floor of Congress has been degraded to something comparable to a primary school playground, with all of its petty rivalries, grudges, temper tantrums, backhanded compliments, and two faced agreements. Almost any player or bystander of the world stage will agree: America is quickly becoming a bastion of radical politics, some of which is outright ridiculous and others quite dangerous… continue reading →

Opinion: Xenophobia – An Inherent Dilemma?

Over the course of human history, xenophobia has been a dynamic catalyst for various, seemingly unrelated incidents. It has caused war, economic catastrophe, segregation, persecution, extermination, riots, unrest, religious and ethnic feuds, and countless other occasions of human depravity. Everything from the rise of American exceptionalism to the holocaust can at least be partially explained by humanity’s suspicion of non-conventional individuals or groups. One must ask themselves: What is the cause of all of this? What is the engine that drives this seemingly unnecessary and counterproductive social phenomenon… continue reading →

Opinion: The Decline of the American Empire

America. Contemplate the name. Let the word echo through the recesses of your consciousness. What does it mean to you? To some, the word evokes visions of freedom and prosperity. To others it represents a vulgar display of wealth and excess; a people wallowing in ignorance. Perhaps you envision grand themes such as these, or perhaps not. Maybe something a little more mundane strikes you. Pepsi, blue-jeans, and McDonald’s are nearly synonymous with the United States, and unmistakable in origin. Indeed, the connotations associated with the word, and the country proper, are as diverse and contradictory as the history behind it… continue reading →

Opinion: A Brief Inquiry into the ‘God Phenomenon’

Since time immemorial, humanity has looked to the heavens with a mixture of rapture and curiousity. Certainly, it is an impressive display, far surpassing anything humanity can possibly hope to engineer in our present form. Man, being the inquisitive being that he is, not only conjectured on how everything presumed to work, but also how everything came to be. In the absence of a rational process built specifically to determine the factual basis of a phenomenon, it was only natural fo early man to create a being, much like himself, that had created the universe and all that inhabits it. That was then, this is now. continue reading →