News Briefs 27-11-2009

Life's a moebius strip. Which side are you on?

Quotes of the Day:

Call the world if you please "The vale of Soul-making". Then you will find out the use of the world (I am speaking now in the highest terms for human nature admitting it to be immortal which I will here take for granted for the purpose of showing a thought which has struck me concerning it) I say 'Soul making' Soul as distinguished from an Intelligence - There may be intelligences or sparks of the divinity in millions - but they are not Souls till they acquire identities, till each one is personally itself. Intelligences are atoms of perception - they know and they see and they are pure, in short they are God - How then are Souls to be made? How then are these sparks which are God to have identity given them - so as ever to possess a bliss peculiar to each one's individual existence? How, but by the medium of a world like this?

John Keats

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Charles Pope's picture
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Oil Companies are morphing into Energy Companies. The search for alternative energy sources is partly PR and partly strategic. When a better (i.e., more profitable) energy technology's time has come, they want to be the ones to exploit it!

And don't you just love articles about cures and solutions that are just 15 years away from being available??

That was a seriously funny mock debate between Al Gore and the Lord (Monckton)! Crap man, I'm no climate scientist, but shouldn't all that melting ice be cooling down the planet big time or at least masking the warming effect until the ice has all gone bye-bye. Then watch out!!

As Robert Schoch points out, global warming during the so-called Holocene has been arrested on a number of occasions by meteorite strikes on land. Apparently another one is needed to "buy time" for correcting man-made (real not fudged) global warming. Atlantean myths indicate that mankind can survive and even thrive during ice ages. However, can anything survive a permanent melt-down? What should we really be praying for and betting on?

Here's my unsolicited solution for solving the climate problem within 15 years. 1) Redirect the Nile River to flow across equatorial Africa as it once did. 2) Widen the Panama Canal so that it allows current to pass between North and South America as it once did. 3) Go nuclear early. 4) Require all women to earn a PhD (at government expense) before having a baby. 5) Make more alien autopsy movies.

Charles Pope's picture
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Wow, thought that post would get a reaction from somebody. I'd have to be God (and probably a bi-sexual god) to pull off most of those proposals! In case you were wondering the fifth element was intended to give dudes something to do while waiting for their partners (future dominatrixes) to finish up school!

Seriously though, I watched a documentary on the Green Channel last night called Planet Earth: The Sequel. It talked about the usual suspects - wind power, solar power, bio-fuels, even hydro-thermal and tidal action - but not nuclear. Have I been living in a cave? Is nuclear power dead or just rejected by the green people?

It almost seems that the gods are looking down upon Earth like the USA does Iran. No nukes, no nukes, and we're gonna keep throwing rocks at you until you give up on that idea!

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....saw it for what is was?????????
Anyway, nukes are bad news......If the global warming thingy is man made, then that is because we created by-products that harm our living planet. So do you think by using something that has a by-product that will harm us and the planet, a way to solve the problem. Me thinks it will creat an even worse problem in the future.
PS. you were tongue in cheek..........I was not.

"Life can be whatever you want it to be, as long as you do what your told."
LRF.

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Although a bit cynic in intent, that suggestion is sure in the right direction. To empower women and educate them might be the best long-term approach to fight climate change —as well as other endemic maladies of our species.

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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I hit the "Dragons and Discourse" link and lost an hour!

As to the discussion of nukes and humanity's survival: Don't worry; Be happy.

There are only two outcomes. I either we survive, in which case worrying was a waste of energy, or we perish, in which case worrying was a waste of energy.

Of course, the above supposes that we are real and actually exist, which to date, I'm not convinced is true.

existential nihilist