Category Archives: History

Planet of The Idiots: a lecture by Carl Sagan

Disclaimer: this lecture is actually entitled ‘The Age of Exploration’, but I think my title is more appropriate. Let’s make a planet in which nobody is starving. Let’s make a planet in which men and women have equal access to … Continue reading

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English landowners have stolen our rights. It is time to reclaim them!

Update 06Sep2020: The petition closed yesterday with 134,900 signatures — and so will be considered by UK Parliament for a debate…. Landed power, built on theft, slavery and colonial looting, crushes our freedoms. A new campaign seeks to decolonise the … Continue reading

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Why governments need to be bigger

It is, quite simply, a question of numbers. There are more people now. QED. Oh: you want more? More people means more resources required to satisfy the problems that the increased population creates. Each person in government represents a certain … Continue reading

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The wolves within: a Cherokee legend

An old grandfather said to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice, “Let me tell you a story. “I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that … Continue reading

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A brown new deal | The Consciousness of Sheep

Those lucky enough to die of old age often fall into a very peaceful state – not dissimilar to the deep relaxation sought after by meditation practitioners – from which they simply slip away. Since 1958, though, one of the … Continue reading

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A reminiscence from World War II

In response to: Carrot Ranch May 14, 2020, flash fiction challenge: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that answers the question, “What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you are in absolute danger?” Go … Continue reading

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This is NOT natural

Originally posted on Open Mind:
This graph should be on every billboard in the U.S. Paleo from PAGES2K: https://figshare.com/collections/Global_mean_temperature_reconstructions_over_the_Common_Era/4507043 combined with the surface temperature from Cowtan & Way http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~kdc3/papers/coverage2013/had4_krig_std.temp

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“Nobody Could have Predicted..”

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
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The blog-driven time machine

The blogosphere is one massive creative content continuum. Most of us only live on the front edge of the ever-expanding wave, but there’s a wealth of diversity hidden below, accessible by a single magic word: That word is ‘?random’. When … Continue reading

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Are corporations psychopaths?

In my reblog of Paul Handover’s post a couple of days ago I made a comment about the ‘psychopathic creed of the corporations: profit at any cost‘. I’d like to back that up with some facts…. Here’s a definition of … Continue reading

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