Tag Archives: perception

How Man’s Effect On Nature Will Change Your Life

Further musings on the absurd antics of the dominant extant species on the only life-bearing planet known to said species. Continue reading

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Focus

While I agree that it’s important not to sweat the small stuff, I believe that it’s just as important to keep one’s eye on the ball and not lose sight of the wood for the trees.

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No Plan(et) B.

We’re currently using 1.5 Earths; the only Planet B (and C) we currently know of are 1,200 light-years away… I saw the image above in the Earth Overshoot Day Media Backgrounder at Global Footprint Network and it made me wonder … Continue reading

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Feelings across the universe

Originally posted on Learning from Dogs:
If you can’t feel it, you can’t write it! This saying was offered in a creative writing class that Jean and I attended when we were living in Payson, Arizona.  It came to me…

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Schrödinger’s Leopard

That clip was just in case you don’t know what is meant by the term ‘Schrödinger’s cat’. Moving on, then… … let’s do a quick species jump, to dogs (from whom, I’m reliably assured, we can learn a lot). And … Continue reading

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Global warming, one day at a time

In this video presentation, Dan Gilbert presents four features that threats must have for humans to react to them decisively and instantly. These are: a face violation of moral sensibility clear and present danger fast rate of change We don’t … Continue reading

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Ding, dong, the witch is dead

On the radio yesterday I heard the compère read out a tweet that described as ‘obscene’ the act of spending £10k£10m from the public purse on a funeral for the Iron Lady. (I agree with that stance myself; but then … Continue reading

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Even the pessimists got it wrong

Originally posted on David Robertson:
This is one of those “you bunch of bastards” moments. Moments that the people on the right don’t want you to have. It’s not that I’m against people having lots of money, or even a…

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Oblivious to the crash

(With thanks to Guy McPherson on TransitionVoice.) From “The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future” (Daedalus, Winter 2013) by Oreskes and Conway (who you may know from their seminal book Merchants of Doubt): By blocking anticipatory action, … Continue reading

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We are all treaty people

Originally posted on 350 or bust:
Photo: http://www.trcm.ca As I write this, Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat Cree First Nation has been fasting for 28 days as she awaits a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.  Last week, without acknowledging…

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