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Spotlight on Fellow Freelance Writer: Wesman Todd Shaw



“Don’t hate the media, become the media.”

– Wesman Todd Shaw

How can you not want to get to know a guy with that kind of philosophy and outlook?

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Met Mr. Shaw via the HUBPages community. He is very active there. Some HUBBERs you follow because they become your friend, but also because they set a good example of how to write about material that invites discussion and comment. Why is that important? Well! Did you know that “Google considers comments to be an integral part of your article’s content”? (Source) No? Me neither! But I know now!

To date he has published over 250 articles. He is an obvious sports enthusiast. But he has also written on other topics: Entertainment, Food, Health, Politics and Religion. His HUBs are always educational and informative and sometimes humorous. Here are two that you might find interesting.

Transhumanism and Eugenics

How much do you know about this subject? Here are few facts:
* Sir Francis Galton is the originator of the term “eugenics” and all he meant by that was good genes or good origin. However, folks latched on to it and decided that it should be interpreted as follows: “to improve humanity by encouraging the best and brightest to reproduce”. Galton wrote the book titled “Hereditary Genius”.
* Sir Charles Darwin had plans to utilize eugenics in his own family. But it backfired.
* Julian Huxley is the creator of the term “transhumanism”.
* The ideas or concepts of transhumanism and eugenics have been incorporated into the “new atheist movement”.

Read the HUB to arrive at your own conclusions. But it all sounds very scary and questionable to me.

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English: Neil deGrasse Tyson siging a copy of ...

English: Neil deGrasse Tyson siging a copy of his book “Origins”. Portrait taken at JREF’s TAM6, The Amazing Meeting. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One of my hobbies is reading biographies and/or collecting bio-snapshots of various celebrities or well-known people. (View my collection on Pinterest.)  This particular HUB was selected as an “Editor’s Choice”.

Neil deGrasse Tyson – Astrophysicist

* Tyson was very athletic and excelled in wrestling, but also in science.
* At age 15, Tyson was giving lectures on astronomy. To say he was an overly excited and enthusiastic student of the subject would be an understatement.
* He went to Harvard for his undergraduate studies, but attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied for his masters degree.
* Tyson has become what Mr. Shaw refers to as “the unofficial American ambassador of science to the entire world”.

Fantastic bio highlights. It’s easy to see why the HP editors liked it so much!

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