The most powerful early humans were the cleverest humans, the ones who understood how to use this new capacity for language and abstract thought to their own advantage. They realized that by simply saying something is true in a sufficiently confident way, they could persuade the less clever humans to treat it as true.
Those clever humans used this newfound ability to place themselves in charge, and to make a bunch of rules to be passed down from generation to generation proclaiming that the less powerful humans must submit to the more powerful humans. Over the generations these rules became more and more numerous and complex, weaving in moralism, codes of filial piety, and insane, power-serving religions glorifying meekness, obedience and poverty.
But then, I believe in miracles.
I wonder whether this is where hundreds of channels, dozens of streaming services and the internet have ultimately left us. In a world where there’s news breaking on social media every one-thousandth of a second, and you can hit ‘refresh’ all day long, is it too much to expect that voters will spend hours listening to sober civil servants with complicated stories and pocket squares?
Our sun orbits the galaxy’s center, so many dinosaurs roamed the Earth while the planet was on the other side of the Milky Way.
Our solar system’s orbit keeps us just the right distance from the galaxy’s chaotic center for life to exist.
„The climate crisis is — rightly — frightening a lot of people, and there is a tendency to think of Mars as a sort of escape hatch for humanity, a planet B, which is very dangerous and problematic,“ said Watson.
„Wir brauchen in Europa oder in allen Industriestaaten eine CO2-Steuer, die berechenbar langfristig steigt“, sagte Frank Appel, Chef der Deutschen Post, der „Rheinischen Post“. „Dann können sich Konsumenten und Unternehmen in ihrem Verhalten anpassen und gezielt in Anlagen investieren, die den Ausstoß von CO2 begrenzen.“
Mathieu said: ‘In terms of behaviour, they like to mimic everything that is happening (around them), everything we do.’
He said the caretakers at Senkwekwe Mountain Gorilla Orphanage Centre try to give the animals as much access as possible to their natural environment, but they inevitably exhibit ‘almost the same behaviour as humans.’
(6.11.2018) I wanted to make sure that I had not overlooked something in my calculations, so later on November 1st I emailed Laure Resplandy querying the ΔAPOClimate trend figure in her paper and asking for her to look into the difference in our trend estimates as a matter of urgency, explaining that in view of the media coverage of the paper I was contemplating web-publishing a comment on it within a matter of days. To date I have had no substantive response from her, despite subsequently sending a further email containing the key analysis sections from a draft of this article.
How might Laure Resplandy [xiv] have miscalculated the ΔAPOClimate trend as 1.16 per meg per year?
(15.11.2018) Media around the world seized upon the report as yet another indicator of climate-change doom and runaway global warming. No surprise, since most of the media faithfully adhere to the Holy Church of Global Warming.
(15.11.2018) Many bird species were in the beginning stages of their fall migration, and recent developments in computing power, big data processing, and machine learning set the stage for the completion of a much-needed continental-scale analysis.
The next solar eclipse over the continental U.S. is in the spring — April 8, 2024 — and Nilsson is looking forward to …