Category Archives: People

Bacteria in Bottles – an example of Exponential Growth

Professor Albert Bartlett famously said: The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function. A short while ago I published a wibblette that tried to explain the exponential function. Dr Bob Rich added a … Continue reading

Posted in ... wait, what?, Communication, Education, People, Phlyarology, Strategy | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

Bite size climate science: the persuaders

Climate science isn’t rocket science, but it is still complex, and complicated further by the misinformation spread by the Merchants of Doubt and their groupies, as well as those who have been persuaded by their underhand tactics over the years. … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, Communication, Education, Environment, GCD: Global climate disruption, People | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

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

Posted in ... wait, what?, art, Just for laughs, People, Phlyarology | Tagged , , , , , | 29 Comments

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

Posted in ... wait, what?, Business, Communication, Computers and Internet, Core thought, Ludditis, News and politics, People, Phlyarology, Science | Tagged , , , | 24 Comments

Understanding the exponential function

Professor Albert Bartlett famously said: The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function. One of the reasons that this is a ‘shortcoming’ is simply that the term ‘exponential function‘ is obscure to many. … Continue reading

Posted in ... wait, what?, Communication, Education, illusion, People, Phlyarology, Strategy | Tagged , , , , | 16 Comments

Climbing the Ladder of Awareness

Just so there can be no doubt, the following are not my words, they belong to Paul Chefurka. I reproduce them here because I believe they are insightful and worth repeating. Climbing the Ladder of Awareness by Paul Chefurka http://www.paulchefurka.ca/LadderOfAwareness.htmlContinue reading

Posted in balance, Biodiversity, Climate, Communication, Core thought, Education, Environment, GCD: Global climate disruption, Health, History, People, Strategy | Tagged , | 13 Comments

The dark side of the moon

This short wibblette is especially for Sue of Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary, who wondered recently “What is on the dark side of the Moon?”. “There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact, it’s all dark.” — Pink Floyd, … Continue reading

Posted in Education, History, People, Science | Tagged , , , , , | 22 Comments

The MLK quote I can’t stand…

Originally posted on Russellings of the Spirit:
I am a fan and admirer of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. His sermons and speeches arouse hope and a passion for justice in my heart. But honestly, there is one…

Posted in balance, Culture, Drama, History, People, Strategy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A new kind of self-awareness

‘Overview’ is a short film that explores the phenomenon of ‘the Overview Effect’ through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced it, and features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, … Continue reading

Posted in ... wait, what?, art, balance, Communication, consciousness, Core thought, Culture, Education, Environment, History, People, Science, Strategy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

A lunatic life

“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as … Continue reading

Posted in art, History, People, Phlyarology | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments