Blog Posts - Storytelling



New Scientist: Thank Evolution for Fear

Inherited fear? Darwinians think so. Joel Kontinen Darwinists are fond of thanking evolution for all kinds of everything. Often, their explanations are more or less bizarre – often more –, as in “social living shrinks our brains.” C...
by Joel Kontinen on Dec 9, 2016

McDonald's Storytelling Contest 2016

It was such a pleasure for us to be part of the McDonald's Storytelling contest, entertained by all these interesting stories shared by the talented children during the Live Auditions Tour in Seremban. And now the nationwide McDonald's Storytelling C...
by Small N' Hot on Dec 1, 2016

A Not-So-Brainy Darwinian Brain Evolution Story

“Surprisingly complex interactions”: Image courtesy of US National Institutes of Health, public domain. Joel Kontinen The human brain is a Darwinian enigma. Evolutionists are baffled at its size and effectiveness. But it has also inspired...
by Joel Kontinen on Aug 15, 2016

Evolutionists Acknowledge They’re Proposing a Just So Story about Apoptosis

Apoptosis is anything but simple. Image courtesy of Pierre Fauquenot and Margaux Belhassen, Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0). Joel Kontinen What would evolution be without its just so stories? It might probably sound a bit more boring. Stories...
by Joel Kontinen on Jul 24, 2016

Evolutionists Acknowledge They’re Proposing a Just So Story on Apoptosis

Apoptosis is anything but simple. Image courtesy of Pierre Fauquenot and Margaux Belhassen, Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0). Joel Kontinen What would evolution be without its just so stories? It might probably sound a bit more boring. Stories...
by Joel Kontinen on Jul 24, 2016

Mudskippers Defy Darwinian Dogma of Transition from Water to Land

by Joel Kontinen on Jun 24, 2016

How Employee Storytelling Can Humanize Content Marketing & PR

Compelling brand storytelling requires a sympathetic protagonist as a central element. A customer, fictional or real, often fills that role. Employees too offer a goldmine of storytelling that can humanize the brand. Employees have plenty of stories.
by CyberAlert on Jun 16, 2016

Photo Essay: Cook N Scribble, Los Angeles 2016

A Cook N Scribble Evening with Molly O’Neill in Los Angeles In a different life, years ago, I was a bookseller. From mall bookstores to independent shops I was a dedicated bookseller for years before I started doing graphic design, which later morp...
by Eat the Love on Jun 6, 2016

Darwinian Dilemma: Champion Monkey Swam (or Sailed) 160 Kilometres

The earliest North American monkey probably resembled a capuchin. Image courtesy of David M. Jensen, Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0). Joel Kontinen Fossils often present more puzzles for evolutionists than they solve. Thus, when they found the...
by Joel Kontinen on Apr 21, 2016

The Evolutionary Secrets of Beards Disclosed – Or Perhaps Not

Genghis Khan. Image source: Dschingis Khan und seine Erben (exhibition catalogue), München 2005, p. 304, public domain. Joel Kontinen A recent article in The Conversation attempts to disclose the evolutionary secrets of beards. Why do some men...
by Joel Kontinen on Apr 19, 2016

New Darwinian Moth Tale Without Head or Tail

Yponomeuta cagnagella. Image courtesy of Sarefo, Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0). Joel Kontinen While Darwinists tend to think that evolution is real, one thing that has definitely not evolved is their less than meticulous use of the word evol...
by Joel Kontinen on Apr 17, 2016

You Are a #Storyteller and You Can Change Lives . . .

When I was growing up, I’d often heard, “Everyone has a novel in them.”. If you think my punctuation in that last sentence is wrong [ .”. ], I could beg to differ with you; but, that’s another post… Still, I’...
by Notes from An Alien on Apr 13, 2016

Latest Darwinian Story: Meat Eating Made Our Faces Thinner

Eating meat has not turned a bonobo’s face any thinner. Image courtesy of Mike R., Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0). Joel Kontinen The latest Darwinian story features raw meat and our faces, making a connection between them in the lives of our...
by Joel Kontinen on Apr 11, 2016

Thank Evolution for Our Finely Tuned Internal Clock?

Evolutions makes us - and dogs - drowsy in the early afternoon? Joel Kontinen In a report on the pros and mostly cons of the Spanish siesta, the BBC invokes evolution as the ultimate explanation: “Millions of years of evolution have given our b...
by Joel Kontinen on Apr 9, 2016

What Kurt Vonnegut Can Teach Us About Business Stories

Storytelling is powerful. Stories resonate with people on a deep, psychological level. Stories are memorable and help support our messages. Hence the speaker’s maxim: Tell a story, make a point. The best stories contain many elements related...
by Manner of Speaking on Mar 27, 2016

What Kurt Vonnegut Can Teach Us About Business Stories

Storytelling is powerful. Stories resonate with people on a deep, psychological level. Stories are memorable and help support our messages. Hence the speaker’s maxim: Tell a story, make a point. The best stories contain many elements related...
by Manner of Speaking on Mar 27, 2016

#Writing Can Be All #Fun & #Games . . .

 Anyone who’s been following this blog should be able to tell that the title of this post must have an interpretation beyond those words’ surface meanings… Those who may be reading one of my posts for the first time may wonder abo...
by Notes from An Alien on Mar 23, 2016

Gorilla "Song" Prompts Darwinian Speculations on Language Evolution

A gorilla “song” prompted speculations on language evolution. Joel Kontinen Evolutionists tend to see human traits in animals even when others wouldn’t. In 2012 science publications claimed that a beluga whale could speak (sort of, anyw...
by Joel Kontinen on Mar 16, 2016

Version 2.5 – Storytelling

The Godson nodded. “Good. Things feel more coherent now.” “So you approve?” I asked nervously. “You agree that this storytelling style is better than what I had previously?” “Overall, yes. Although I suspect some readers might find you...
by Life Fails on Mar 1, 2016

Timber Men

   The Timber Men. The burly men. The axe and chainsaw wielding men. The arbiters of a healthy forest.They prune and lift and fell when needed, like surgeons with their trusty tools.             At ti...


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