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Re: “It's About Time

"Time is what keeps everything from happening at once." Ray Cummings

Posted by wmngreer on 06/26/2017 at 6:20 PM

Re: “It's Nothing. Really.

Nothingness is beyond human comprehension or conceptualization. This perhaps speaks more to human limitation than to the nature of Reality.

Posted by wmngreer on 06/26/2017 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Shots, Shots, Shots

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Posted by Tobi Wa Olu on 06/23/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “'Nuclear Batteries'

Our ultimate energy source is nuclear power from the sun, and the huge exponent in Einstein's elegant equation provides all the guidance humans need to deliver clean air and water, sustainable communities and prosperity, for billions, forever:…,….

Fortunately, the EPA Clean Power Plan clearly supports an all of the above energy strategy.

Unfortunately, the Renewables/Fossil Fuels Industries continue to oppose this strategy, while billions live in poverty and tens of millions die each year from energy poverty and air pollution:…,…,….

It is past time for all states and nations to identify a clear path towards global energy production and prosperity, which is consistent with all Climate Change Targets and Emission Mandates:….

We either start making decisions based on scientific consensus, or continue to rely on some other metric, which will insure smarter species evolve to replace humans:….

Posted by Kirk Gothier1 on 06/18/2017 at 11:54 AM

Re: “'Nuclear Batteries'

Presumably, the reason for an SMR is to significantly lower the cost of building the plant. So then they string 12 of them together. Would be more cost effective for the consumer to build a right sized, much more efficient conventional reactor.
There simply no question that SMRs are financially grossly non-competitive, hence the lining-up at the Federal "pig-trough" for massive subsidies.
If the folks in the Pacific Northwest are so enamored by the technology, then use your own money to build the plant.

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Posted by Keller on 06/15/2017 at 6:15 PM

Re: “'Nuclear Batteries'

The reason nuclear power generation gets compared to nuclear weapons is that each and every reactor is in essence a potential dirty bomb. The definition of dirty bomb is a deliberate radioactive release, and by attacking a nuclear power plant terrorists could cause a deliberate radioactive release. why would we put these materials close to population centers? They are targets plain and simple, and potential dirty bombs.

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Posted by Russshackleford on 06/15/2017 at 1:52 PM

Re: “It's About Time

5 minutes well spent Evans. If the universe is an aquarium of sorts, time is the glass. Why would that make us uneasy?

Posted by Robert Lockett on 06/11/2017 at 6:42 AM

Re: “E-Cigarettes vs. Tobacco

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Posted by Mr. Nastytoe on 06/07/2017 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Myth of the Invisible Ships

By the way, I also like the explanation where the person says they wood question their sanity, because no one else was looking, and therefore stay silent. There was a famous sociological perception experiment with Confederates where the Confederates stated that two lines were different in size when they were really the same, and most people agreed with them!
This would be another more consistent hypothesis than humans not noticing the ships!

Posted by MtVelveteen on 06/04/2017 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Myth of the Invisible Ships

Well, my comment is that ignoring and survival mode are contradictory , so therefore, one can't have it both ways:
To begin with, Humans are one of the most curious species on the planet.
If they were on "survival mode", it's inherent hyper-focus triggered by the brain's amygdala would actually add to curiosity to the point of hyper-vigilance. The possibility that is brought up in the other post regarding them being aboriginals who is phenomenology include seeing spirits all the time is also a good point. But you can trust that under those circumstances they would have been very aware. Maybe not help early responsive, but very aware. Their survival depends on that awareness in a wild environment.
Of course, the truth is we bring confirmatory bias from our own belief systems to any situation, so I don't know that my analysis is anymore correct.
ButIMO, the natural state of the human - especially spiritually - at that in history, combines with survival brain physiology, to conclude that the invisible hypothesis, or the "they are spirits, and we just hope they will keep moving on" are the more likely explanations.

Posted by MtVelveteen on 06/04/2017 at 8:50 AM

Re: “A Yurok Mushroom Hunter

Nice story, I've heard about Larry for a long time. But it bothers me to think of tons of chanterelles being harvested by commercial pickers to be sold to foreign markets. It gets harder and harder to find wild mushrooms because of the commercializations of wild foods on public lands. It's not right.

Posted by amelia on 05/23/2017 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Bad Sea Rising

Great to be checking in on your Field Notes, Barry. I'll be subscribing.

Posted by GaryWhite on 05/17/2017 at 1:05 AM

Re: “Why do pelicans fly so close to the water?

Yes great explanation. I just shared the wingtip vortices explanation on Instagram (@fractalens), having photographed a group of pelicans skimming glassy dawn water, actually flicking the surface with just about every downbeat. Thank you.

Posted by Tom Lipscomb on 05/15/2017 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Puzzling

4) theoretical, if he counted the seconds/minutes it took to walk from his house to his friend's, he could add that to the time he noted before leaving his friend's house

Posted by Emily Reinhart on 05/04/2017 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Myth of the Invisible Ships

PS: A further consideration.... If I were ever in some analogous circumstance, and if I were near others, I would probably do four things:
1. Question my own sanity.
2. Look around me to see if anyone else was seeing what I was seeing.
3. If nobody else seemed to see it, you figure out the rest.
4. Mayby, if I was brave enough, and a close family member had happened to be nearby when I thought I had the 'hallucination,' at the end of the day I might privately and carefully ask, "did you see what I saw?"

Kinda funny if you ask me :-)

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Posted by Scott Warren Perry on 04/23/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Myth of the Invisible Ships

I think I might be able to somehow "imagine" their mindset. I would say that surely these people who believed in, and probably saw, spirits of all shapes on a regular basis, "saw" the relatively silent sailing ship, but they obviously must have initially considered it to be a spirit of some sort, and initially deserving of the same level of attention that other such "spirits" normally received. As with other such "spirits," they probably were hoping and praying that if they ignored it, perhaps it would simply "go away," and leave them alone in peace.

Hey, I must confess I have actually "seen" some of these in my own day, and that is exactly how I tend to respond to most of them. As in a zoo with the sign, "don't feed the animals," most folks, when confronted with something that almost appears as a hallucination, will tend to try to "not feed" it.

However, should the "hallucination" begin to deploy longboats (much easier for a native to understand), and to begin heading in my direction with strangely colored and clothed men inside of them, you had better believe it, I would suddenly realize that my first strategy was simply not working, and I had better do something better, and quick!

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Posted by Scott Warren Perry on 04/23/2017 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Bad Sea Rising

Please publicise the insane project in Queensland to let a foreign company with a poor record create an enormous coal mine called Carmicheal with free water access for 60 years though the local town is on water restrictions.

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Posted by Karis Sanderson on 04/20/2017 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Turning the Page on Native Plants

Excellent article.

Posted by Glenn Franco Simmons on 04/20/2017 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Bad Sea Rising

It does behoove us. The current state of affairs of continued emissions will one day be viewed as an environmental crime against humanity. Just look at Glacier National Park: the glaciers are retreating, if you doubt global warming, or as it is commonly referred to, climate change. A succinct and insightful article. As an aside, I used to joke with one of my former employees who purchased a hybrid years ago. I scoffed that climate change was that serious. Since then, I've researched the issue and am convinced. Now, my wife and I both drive a Prius. Best car I've ever had and awesome gas mileage and lower emissions.

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Posted by Glenn Franco Simmons on 04/20/2017 at 12:31 PM

Re: “The Fear: Karaoke

My experience has been that if you put your heart into it that is all that counts. People appreciate sincerity and you can't fake it when you're on stage. Glad you took the dive.

Posted by Bob McCall on 04/17/2017 at 1:59 PM

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