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17. March 2015

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Edge of Extinction: Drawing Blood

*** The following video clip was shot by Pauline Schneider when I spoke at Spoonbill Books in New York City. The event transpired in late February 2015. Spoonbill from Pauline Schneider on Vimeo. ______ Please visit the DONATIONS tab. I’m open to non-monetary donations, subject only to your creativity. For example, I would appreciate your […]

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15. March 2015

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Essence

by Duncan Charles Mason In the final years before the “meltdown” dozens of apocalyptic, millennialist, rapturous and downright strange pseudo- and epi-religions arose as human ethnic, racial and national groups attempted to “bargain with the divine” to ‘save’ themselves from the impending agonies. One example of such “god-bothering” was the religious group that arose in […]

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13. March 2015

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Sustainability: Some Depressing Comments

by Alton C. Thompson “Sustainability” has been defined as “the endurance of systems and processes.”  From a human societal standpoint, a sustainable society is one characterized by (a) characteristics and (b) activities such that the society has a high probability of continuing in existence—in the absence of external factors, whether “natural” (such as volcanic activity) […]

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11. March 2015

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Edge of Extinction: This Time It’s Personal

______ Catch McPherson on the radio in Chico, California Wednesday, 11 March 2015. It’ll air on the internet too. Details and the connection can be found here. ______ I’m traveling, and will be less available than usual. Please display patience when waiting for comments to be posted. Also, please don’t leave comments that suggest you’re […]

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9. March 2015

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For Those Who Still Refuse to Accept the Impending Demise of Humans

I’m frequently disparaged by relatively wealthy, Caucasian men who cannot think for themselves. It turns out to be a stunningly large proportion of the demographic. The line they trot out, time after time, is that I do not explain how a rapid rise in global-average temperature will cause human extinction. Allow me, yet again, to […]

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7. March 2015

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On Using “Useful” Research

by Alton C. Thompson Some research has the purpose to uncover, and then understand that which has been uncovered—archeological research being a prototype of that type of research.  What prompted the research in the first place was the assumption that something would be uncovered where the uncovering process was occurring, but without any clear ideas […]

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5. March 2015

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Edge of Extinction: Questioning the Dominant Paradigm

The video embedded below represents a parting shot from my tour in New York. It’s from an un-birthday party in New York City. ______ I’m traveling, and will be less available than usual. Please display patience when waiting for comments to be posted. ______ Please visit the DONATIONS tab. I’m open to non-monetary donations, subject […]

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