Category Archives: memetics

Bill Maher on new rules for old fools

… and, finally, new rule: Before Americans can laugh at how pathetic Cubans are for driving those old patched-up cars instead of getting new ones, we have to explain why that’s what we’re doing with our healthcare system, our voting … Continue reading

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The awakening of homo fatuus brutus

The idea of gaining acceptance for a change of species name for humanity is all but impossible — and yet, at the same time, totally necessary. Continue reading

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What happens when a climate skeptic discerns reality

Partial transcript: Richard Muller, Phd: I didn’t know whether global warming was real, whether it was completely bogus or maybe it was twice as bad as people said. So my daughter and I … decided we would set up a … Continue reading

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How to change the world

The illimitable ocean consists of drops of water. Each drop of water counts. When a myriad drops of water move in the same direction, there is the irresistible tide… Continue reading

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Why no-one talks about the Wayback Machine any more

A tribute to the amazing Wayback Machine for years of unfailing service. Continue reading

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Fooled by familiarity

I’ve long had a fascination with illusion. The subject of change blindness excites me; it impacts upon many aspects of existence. A thread on Learning from Dogs the other day reminded me again of this phenomenon. An understanding of how … Continue reading

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What can I do?

Humanity’s demands on our planet’s resources now exceeds nature’s ability to regenerate by a massive 50%. This means that we would need one and a half planet Earths to support humanity’s current ecological footprint. And — largely due to ignorance … Continue reading

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Goldilocks zone, planet, idea

I was watching the BBC’s marvellous ‘Wonders of the Solar System‘ documentary series the other day. Somewhere within it (I can’t recall exactly where), Brian Cox, the charismatic presenter of the series, refers to our Earth as ‘the Goldilocks planet‘. … Continue reading

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Change: solar, IPCC and Bundy

I saw this cartoon on Peter Sinclair’s Crock of the Week, and it tickled me. It only sort of half fits the theme of this post, which is change — or rather, resistance to it; reluctance to do it, and … Continue reading

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IPCC* — straight talking

With thanks to Echoes from a Pale Blue Dot, whose post ‘Too important to ignore!’ explains more: It’s good to see a message that makes it clear that mitigation and adaptation are complementary; though, personally, I would like to see … Continue reading

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