Category Archives: Nature

Are we being controlled by something else?

Are we being controlled by something else? [ 18/6/20 ] What do you mean by “controlled”? Of course we are influenced by many levels of “stuff” that most of us are only vaguely (if at all) aware of. Many levels … Continue reading

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What evolutionary advancements are taking place in the human species?

What evolutionary advancements are taking place in the human species? [ 16/6/20 ] As others have noted, evolution is not about advancement, it is about differential rates of survival in different contexts. Right now, in terms of genetics, most people … Continue reading

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Is humanity entering problems that no one has the ability to solve?

Is humanity entering problems that no one has the ability to solve? [ 15/6/20 ] Shaun Mootoo has most of it. Most problems have solutions that can be approximated at least well enough to survive. David Snowden does a great … Continue reading

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Zero Bycatch

My thoughts on the Forest & Bird Zero Bycatch policy – and by implication on all such over simplifications of complex realities. [ 8/6/20 ] The idea that any accidental death of an organism is unacceptable is a nonsense. Everything … Continue reading

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Coastal Changes

Link to Doc Discus site [ 5/6/20 Comment on DoC Albatross camera website on a school of fish “We had a birds eye view!”] We did indeed. I’ve had quite a few of them too. I used to be a … Continue reading

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Tom’s post suggesting covid is a political thing

[Tom posted an image of death rates in democrat vs republican states.] [ 23/5/20 ] How did the democrats organise all the deaths in Britain, France, Italy, ….. Get real Tom. Look at the whole picture! [followed by Tom replied … Continue reading

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Daniels facebook page – he asked – What are the most significant open questions regarding the Covid situation?

[ 1/5/20 Daniels facebook page – he asked – What are the most significant open questions regarding the Covid situation?] How effective are various simple filter technologies at reducing the viral load to the environment and thence reducing the r … Continue reading

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Star News article by Muriel Newman critiquing the covid 19 response

Comment on Brett’s facebook page linking to this Star News article by Muriel Newman critiquing the government handling of Covid-19. [ 27/4/20 ] [Brett since deleted the post – so it has gone from facebook. I did send this to … Continue reading

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The Emporers Robes

Milan’s Facebook link to this article – The Emporers Robes – my response to his page [ 26/4/20 ] Some claims in that article have partial truth, and that is used misleadingly, and other claims are simply false. If the … Continue reading

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Vaccination – Tom’s facebook page – updated 30Apr2020

[ 20/4/20 Tom’s facebook page] Hi Tom, While you raise some legitimate concerns about the economic incentives of companies producing vaccines, the rest of your story missed most of the important bits. Genner invented the idea in 1796 to prevent … Continue reading

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