Intelligent, reasonable men of good
will SHOULD be able to agree on things that matter.
"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to
one who is striking at the root." -
Henry David Thoreau
Reading Sequence, and
Advice on Intoxication
Ancient Explosion Reports
Annals of Addiction
Some Atheist Questions
Can We Agree on these?
Critique of A New Earth
Dead Broke Dads
Faith in Biblical Codes
John the Baptist
The Brothers Karamazov
How the World Will End
Importance of Catastrophism
Importance of Discussion
Kahlil Gibran on Law
Euhemerism & Catastrophe
EU/Catastrophe & Philosophy
Thoughts on Meditation
Model for Visions & Dreams
Some Pertinent Parables
Perspective on Myth
Questions Better than Answers
The Road to Saturn Thesis
Sex Bias in Medicine Practice
Spiritual versus Material
Symbolism of Human Body
Tobacco Corruption in AMA
Toxic Metals & Criminality
Unity Agreement Outline
The Velikovsky Debate
Unity Church Letter
The Velikovsky Affair Journals
What is a Prophet?
Money is a good servant but a bad master. - Bacon
Money Material Definition
Currency is NOT the same as good money.
Aristotle provided these essential qualities for the best material to be
used for money.
Durable: Good money
material can't be perishable, fragile, vulnerable to bacteria
and insects, or have a shelf life, and should be all but
indestructible with normal usage..
Divisible: Good money
material needs to be fairly easy to convert into larger and
smaller uniform units or pieces without losing its value, in
order to be suitable for a wide range of transactions. Thus
materials or objects that would lose their value upon being
divided cannot be used.
Consistent: Good money
material is always easily recognized because the material in
each unit is identical and always looks and feels the same, so
that itís easy to recognize., each piece identical to the next.
Other valuable, tangible things and objects generally, like
furniture, artwork of real estate have differences that are
subject to variable evaluation.
Convenient: Good money
material concentrates a lot of value into a small package, which
would be highly portable. The material amounts generally have to
be carried around in a purse or pocket of an individual, or in
the case of sizable worth, transported be a common carrier, such
as a horse, wagon, cart or car. Also, the material cannot be
dangerously toxic or radioactive, which would preclude convenient
Good money material is something that is widely or universally
desired, or is universally useable. This is critical to money
functioning as a means of exchange; even if any one individual
can't use it, someone somewhere within reason wants it or can
A sixth reason why precious metals are
the money of choice is that they cannot in practice be created,
manufactured or grown.
Down through time it is primarily the
metals of gold, silver, and copper that have met these fundamental
criteria. Now, other metals such as nickel, platinum, and palladium
could serve as well.