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2. July 2014

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The Emperor is Naked

Off the keyboard of RE Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666 Friend us on Facebook Published on the Doomstead Diner on June 22, 2014 Discuss this article at the Geopolitics Table inside the Diner Bonus Cafe Podcast: Thrilla in Doomervilla: Extinction or Bottleneck? What passes for Geopolitical Policy in the FSoA has been pretty much the […]

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29. June 2014

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Mutually Assured Incineration

by Ray Jason It was halfway between midnight and dawn, and the moon had summoned me. As an ocean sailor who has navigated my lovely boat across the Wide Waters using just the stars and my sextant, I pay more attention to the sky than city-folk. And I also pay more attention to the Earth than […]

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26. June 2014

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An Apology, a Response, and a Free Dystopian Science Fiction Novel from Geoffrey Chia; The Thrilla in Doomerzilla (Extinction or Bottleneck?), a Podcast

by Dr Geoffrey Chia, Cardiologist/Physician 1. Apology to Mr Friedrich Kling I made a grave mistake in my NBL critique article for which I owe a public apology to Mr. Friedrich Kling. Mr Kling never posted any holocaust denialist articles, I got the name wrong, it was Gerald Spezio who was the culprit, who had […]

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23. June 2014

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Extinction Ethics

by Robin Datta The universal motive force is energy flow. These flows are from high concentrations to low concentrations, where the energy is dissipated and has high disorder. Disorder is referred to as entropy. Biological organisation starts with that assemblage of molecules. Those configurations that enhance energy flows, persist. Separation from the milieu is attained […]

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20. June 2014

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The Money Valve III

Off the keyboard of RE Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666 Friend us on Facebook Published on the Doomstead Diner on June 8, 2014 Discuss this article at the Economics Table inside the Diner In Part I of the Money Valve, we examined the basic downhill flow of energy in the Waste Based economy of Industrialization, […]

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17. June 2014

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McPherson’s wrong about global warming!? Thoughts on some possible psychological and emotional motivations for the attacks on Guy McPherson

by Bud Nye, R.N., M.S. Introduction First, I contend that all speaking and writing has a bias based on the thinking and world-view of the author. This includes all articles published in the most prestigious scientific journals, it includes Guy McPherson’s writing and speaking, it includes the writing and speaking of all of McPherson’s critics, […]

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14. June 2014

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A Large Helping of Humble Pie, New Rules, and Cosmos Commentary

From Edward Abbey comes this line: “Society is like a stew. If you don’t stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.” The latest essay in this space stirred too much. The stew was pummeled into a gooey mass, the individual parts no longer distinguishable. That’s […]

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12. June 2014

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A critique of some of Guy McPherson’s views and certain NBL hangers-on

by Geoffrey Chia   Does humanity deserve to go extinct?           “Better drowned than duffers, if not duffers won’t drown”  – A. Ransome, Swallows and Amazons   This turned out to be another long essay. However it is not possible to frame complex ideas into a thirty second soundbyte that the short attention span audiences […]

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9. June 2014

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Butterflies All Along

by Peter Melton Once upon a near-term extinction event, there was a caterpillar named Humana. She didn’t know why, but she was covering herself in a cocoon. She felt trapped by the suffocating atmosphere, she felt like she was dying. This self-made cocoon was engulfing her and it didn’t feel very good at all. She […]

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6. June 2014

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The Money Valve II

Off the keyboard of RE Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666 Friend us on Facebook Published on the Doomstead Diner on May 31, 2014 Discuss this article at the Economics Table inside the Diner In my last article, I diagrammed out the gross flow of downhill energy through the Money Valve, down through Industry and Consumption […]

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