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Start on relativity and moving through autism to consciousness

Chris linked to a video on special relativity Some Cool Ways of Looking at the Special Theory of Relativity [ 4/March/22 Chris wrote – nice distraction from the awful world we live in.] I’d say wonderful example of the amazing … Continue reading

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Limits

Does nature have an almost unlimited storehouse of resources for human use? [ 20/January/22 ] No. And if we are smart about how we use stuff, and we recycle everything, and we are smart about how we interact with the … Continue reading

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Do humans influence earthquakes

Is an earthquake only a natural phenomenon, or are there human factors involved? [ 20/October/21 ] Some reasonably accurate answers here. Most earthquakes have almost nothing to do with humans. There are five major classes of earthquakes. The most common … Continue reading

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Where to hide from the cruelty of the world

Where do you hide from the cruelty of the world? [ 19/October/21 ] The world itself isn’t cruel, it just is. In many aspects it is fundamentally random. Some people display cruelty, in some situations – some more so than … Continue reading

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A counter to despondency

[ 8/October/21 Peter’s Facebook post of notes – “bottom feeders, … our inevitable demise, … Condemned to the bell curve, no such thing as forever, … Malthus was right”] Not necessarily Peter. If you think clearly about life at the … Continue reading

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Learn about the environment

I’m very interested in global environmental problems, but what I have is just basic knowledge. How can I fully understand of what’s happening with the environment right now? [ 8/October/21 ] Start by accepting that however complex and detailed your … Continue reading

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How do you think the world will end this time?

How do you think the world will end this time? [ 9/August/21 ] We have reasonable strong evidence from a vast array of evidence sets that the world began something over 4 billion years ago and has been around ever … Continue reading

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How can human conservation efforts affect an organism’s natural survivability?

How can human conservation efforts affect an organism’s natural survivability? [ 6/August/21 ] By changing contexts. All animals are context dependent for their survival. Human beings are often the greatest influence on the environment. Multiple instances of it here in … Continue reading

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What are some arguments against the existence of cause and effect?

What are some arguments against the existence of cause and effect? [ 23/May/21 ] First I need to give the argument for something like cause and effect. If everything were completely random, if there were no cause and effect of … Continue reading

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Why do humans have a sense of awe and amazement about the natural environment?

Why do humans have a sense of awe and amazement about the natural environment? [ 12/May/21 ] Because any way you look at it, if you look carefully, it is so amazing and complex and diverse and interesting. And yes … Continue reading

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