Sunday, September 10, 2017

Nix nix term "climate change deniers"

Yes yes, maybe that coal or oil company exec IS busy denying human climate change.

But beyond that - well beyond that - he/she and their company, with all their carbon output, is literally changing the climate itself, before our very eyes.

The current term 'climate change' makes it seem a mere force of nature, something we cant put in a criminal court and send to jail.

Deniers are then merely seen as foolish dupes, denying a simple fact of reality.

call them instead "CLIMATE CHANGERS" - and charge'em with mass-murder

But if we instead call oil execs 'climate changers', we can tie them directly to the changed climate that added those deadly extra 20 miles an hour to our latest series of hurricanes, Harvey and Irma.

The past actions of those oil execs then led to most of those current deaths and destruction.

This is because the destruction force of a hurricane cant be measured by a smooth linear increase as speeds build up and pressure at the core goes down.

For buildings have sudden breaking points and sea walls have finite heights : exceed either by even a little bit and minor damage turns suddenly to total damage and death tolls in the tens of thousands.

We need to start to put some oil execs on trial - for mass murder - before they begin, as a group, to collectively smarten up and do right....

Friday, August 11, 2017

GREEN HOPE on the Home Front

Most military lives were saved during WWII by medical 'advances' that actually had little postwar civilian application.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

In the middle of an Era, all wars are limited

Italians holding severed head of innocent civilian Addis Adaba 1937 
WWII's beginnings were in the very middle of the Era of High Modernity, at a time when its intellectual hegemony was at its highest.

Monday, July 24, 2017

published science vs POPULAR published science

I firmly believe that even in the 20th century, a halfway competent scientific theory
- no matter how controversial - could be 'published' in the special scientific sense of that word - if the author (s) were but persistent long enough.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Reductionist Dis-Entanglement : at a distance, Reality becomes simple

Albert Einstein feared chaos as much as his nemesis Adolf Hitler did
- that much (and more) these two exemplary figures from the era of Modernity shared in common.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

"NEW" in the name of the new democratic party old enough to get its CPP : time to retire it ?

As a baby boomer myself I know well our collective delusion that we will be the one and only generation in history never to get old.

A baby boomer institution, the NDP (the new Democratic party), is at least as bad.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Disentangled Modernity : 1875 - 1965

The hegemony of Romanticism was replaced very gradually by those of Disentangled Modernity, in the years between about 1835 and 1875.

Romanticism's values never truly disappeared. Instead they became held only by a depressed and dispirited minority, who knew they were outside the tenor of their times.

Monday, July 17, 2017

A honest scientific soul falls in among the band of thieves known as High School science exams....

The problem with High School Science is that it  has never ever been Science - its alway been 'good enough for industry' field-grade engineering.

Ecological Entanglement

We (collectively) order a pile of McBurgers here in North America and another tropical rainforest falls under the dozers' tracks in South America : spooky action at a distance : ecological entanglement.

SCIENCE : clearcut or entangled ?

The scientific thought of Charles Darwin and Erwin Schrodinger, otherwise often thought to be as immiscible as oil and water, actually came together, become entangled in history, through their twin birthing - and then firmly rejecting - of the concept of entanglement to best describe the new science then emerging in the late Victorian era !

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The intimate connection between Fossil Science & Fossil Fuel

Much of the world has been taught, in our public high schools, to regard such 'problems' as the fact that fossil fuels are heating our planet into extinction as something Man and Science can easily solve.

But the classical (Newtonian) science & math that gives us such self confidence was known to be dead, a fossil science, scientifically wrong, even before public high schools began to be widespread from the 1890s onwards.

most of us not taught classical (Newtonian) science until it was proven untrue

We were taught its simplifying/human dominance-flattering lies because our elites much prefered it to the new (Quantum) science's complex and disagreeable truths.

Hey who am I kidding ?

Unless we reach the heights of being senior undergraduates in math or science, we are still only being taught and tested on classical science and classical math's agreeable lies.