Category Archives: balance

There is no ‘planet B’ – yet we’re using it already

Happy§ Earth Overshoot Day! Time to celebrate: we’re now using almost three-quarters of ‘planet B’. Shame it doesn’t exist. Back in 2014, I wrote a set of edicts I would apply ‘If I ruled the world‘. One of those (#4) … Continue reading

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Donate to fund dogs in the Serengeti

Originally posted on Learning from Dogs:
This plea came in from Mr. Pedantry! This came in yesterday and I thought for some time that I wouldn’t be able to publish it quickly owing to me getting my knickers in a…

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‘The climate is always changing’: true, but not helpful

“When we already believe the world to be a certain way, then we interpret new experiences to fit with those beliefs, whether they actually do or not.” Thus spake Veritasium I had another post scheduled for today, but this one … Continue reading

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The Koala Conspiracy

Originally posted on Adaptive Diversity:
Do marsupials even exist? The word of the year for 2016 is officially “post-truth.” It seems a lot of folks just don’t care very much for facts. Instead, they form beliefs based on subjective feelings…

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Daryl Davis Is Still Going Strong

Originally posted on Filosofa's Word:
In 2017, Keith and I both wrote about a man named Daryl Davis, a Black man who is doing more than his share to help white supremacists stop being white supremacists, one at a…

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From 1985: Warnings from Carl Sagan and Al Gore (Take Two)

Climate deniers will have a hard time explaining these to their grandchildren, the kids who are now woke to the disasters they’ve been served by blindness and greed. Astounding find by climatestate. Source: Climate Denial Crock of the Week I … Continue reading

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Planned obsolescence: conspiracy fact, not conspiracy theory

One of my very earliest wibblettes, back in 2007, was a simple rant about the very topic that ‘Veritasium’ expounds here. I’ve touched on the subject several times since (for instance in 2011, when I asked the question “Hey, clever … Continue reading

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Vsauce on ‘The Future of Reasoning’

‘Vsauce‘ is a YouTube channel with ~17 million subscribers, one that I’ve followed for some time now; it features a huge amount of thought-provoking content. Its main host, Michael Stevens (@tweetsauce), has been quiet for some time, but he recently … Continue reading

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A thorny issue: transcripts and intellectual property

The story so far Forty-two§ days ago, I wibbled about the upcoming Towel Day, in a post that featured a video interview of Richard Dawkins talking about Douglas Adams — and the transcript I’d (laboriously) made of it. Goldie left … Continue reading

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Happy World Bee Day!!! 🐝

Originally posted on Filosofa's Word:
This is a re-post of the one I wrote last year for World Bee Day, but some of you haven’t yet seen it, others may have forgotten it, and it says everything I would…

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