Author Archives: pendantry

About pendantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.

Being in the moment: in search of wu wei

For this last day of my ‘three day quote challenge’ I offer you not one but two quotations: If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you … Continue reading

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Swimmers is now open!

A new community for bloggers, now that the daily post is shutting its doors! Hmmm… something’s gone awry here, the Novus Lectio post I reblogged has gone walkies… No matter, you don’t want to be here anyway; you want to … Continue reading

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Wibble (an explanation)

The thought process that ended with the decision to call my blog ‘Wibble’ is lost in the mists of time. But recreating that sequence of events isn’t all that hard…. I first encountered the word ‘wibble’ (some may maintain it’s … Continue reading

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A Large Crisis is Imminent

Welcome to day two of my ‘three day quote challenge’. ‘Day one’ is here. I need to thank rayoflight144 for presenting me with this challenge — I’ve just done so, with a pingback. Today’s nominations for three blogs to take … Continue reading

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A marble: floating in the middle of nothing

The Long Slow Goodbye Our world is dying. We are killing it. We pride ourselves on our adaptability, Yet we are locked in an anachronistic worldview: One that deludes us into believing That what once was will ever be. It’s … Continue reading

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Duplicity in the Duplex?

Bhavik Naik over at Bhavik’s Blurs introduced me to ‘Google Duplex‘ the other day, in a post entitled ‘Is Google taking it too far?‘ Here’s a four minute video demonstration of Google Duplex in action: Pretty impressive, no? As well … Continue reading

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Recognizing the Mother of Global Warming

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
University of California at Santa Barbara: By all rights, Eunice Newton Foote should be a household name. More than a century and a half ago, Foote was part of one of…

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Why do we have time zones: time for change?

A few years ago I wrote a blog post on the topic of the total muddle that’s caused by the lack of a commonly accepted standard date format. Today, I’m going to waffle on about something similar. Before standard time … Continue reading

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Climate Change Elevator Pitch: Eric Rignot

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
? One of my favorite little series, sparked by an idea from John Cook. Along with John I interviewed scientists at the 2014 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco.…

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May the Fourth be with you

I’ve just discovered that I’ve been nominated for the ‘three day quote challenge’ by rayoflight144. Very kind of you, ray, thank you. I’m not entirely certain of the rules of this ‘challenge’. I think I have to come up with … Continue reading

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