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28. July 2016

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The Guaranteed Ending?

“He was simply unable to let things be foggy. Since they always are, this kept him pretty active.” ~ Robert Oppenheimer, regarding Enrico Fermi   Fermi’s paradox, named after Enrico Fermi, refers to the contradiction between the lack of evidence and the high probability for the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations. The basic points of the […]

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24. July 2016

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Toward an Economy of Earth

I’m copying below, verbatim, an essay I posted 2 February 2012. I was hopeful then. I’ve over it now. I’ve added a few introductory words and an embedded song. “No matter how many toys we amass we leave them behind when we die, just as we leave a broken environment, an economy that only benefits […]

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20. July 2016

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Edge of Extinction: On Vulnerability

Thanks to Ivey Cone at Fuki Cafe for shooting and editing the video embedded below. Thanks, too, to Peter Melton for the conversation, which took place in early May 2016.   My work is mentioned in the 18 July 2016 edition of the Seattle Weekly. Catch the feature story here. I was interviewed by Joseph […]

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16. July 2016

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On Authority

“We will gradually become indifferent to what goes on in the minds of other people when we acquire an adequate knowledge of the superficial and futile nature of their thoughts, of the narrowness of their views, of the paltriness of their sentiments, of the perversity of their opinions, and of the number of their errors… […]

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12. July 2016

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Wikipedia #4

My work has led to a page on Wikipedia for at least the fourth time. I’ve not contributed directly to the creation of any of the four. Two of the first three didn’t persist long enough for me to see them: I learned about them after they disappeared. While it lasts, you can see the […]

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10. July 2016

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Edge of Extinction: By Any Means Possible

Thanks to Ivey Cone Fuki Cafe for shooting and editing the video embedded below. It was shot in early May 2016.   Marc Haneburght shot the video embedded below as Peter Melton quizzed Paul Marcotte in northern California. Marc then added video from Ivey Cone in editin the video, which was released on 8 July […]

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6. July 2016

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Back Into the Belly of the Beast

I’m copying below, verbatim, an essay I posted 27 April 2009. I’ve added a few introductory words and an embedded song. Some of the links no longer work as intended. Scroll to the bottom for additional information. I’d recently given notice that I’d be leaving active service at the university when I initially posted this […]

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