Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Survival of Earth Depends on Frogs… and Frogs are in Trouble

The amphibians were here before the dinosaurs and survived the Chicxulub Meteor strike that helped wipe out the latter. If they can’t survive whatever we are doing to the earth in the present, Anthropocene era, it isn’t a good sign … Continue reading

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Collapse of industrial civilization

PRESERVING THE STATUS QUO There is no right wing or left wing, only the aristocracy and the serfs (a vertical paradigm). To know this is to be like a fish who has broken the surface of the water, realizing he … Continue reading

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Par pamatvērtībām

Šī gada 30.aprīlī E. Levits Latvijas Universitātē nolasīja lekciju par nācijas un valsts pamatvērtībām. Citāti: “Jebkura cilvēka un valsts rīcība ir balstīta zināmās pamatvērtībās. Parlaments pieņem kādu lēmumu, argumenti ir balstītī dziļākās pamatvērtībās, kas diskusijā neparādās. Jautājums ir – cik … Continue reading

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Ben Bernanke on the future

In a commencement speech for this years graduates of Simon’r Rock … a Massachusetts college, Ben Bernanke: A few of the facts that Bernanke cites: Between 1700 and 1970, he notes, worker productivity has jumped approximately 30x. Just in the … Continue reading

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Higgs Boson and the Fundamental Nature of Reality – Sean Carroll – Skepticon 5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vrs-Azp0i3k This video is awesome! I’ve seen so many short videos trying to explain the Higgs Boson, but this is so elegantly explained. And some others worth a look.

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Draudi valsts drošībai, kurus Latvijas amatpersonas nesaskata.

Ārzemju presē par Latviju nejauši parādās pārsvarā negatīva informācija, galvenokārt – par krievvalodīgo cilvēktiesību pārkāpumiem Latvijā. Latviju rāda kā zemi, kur ir problēmas ar demokrātiju. Bet pirms 10-15 gadiem attieksme bija gluži cita – pasaules ietekmīgākie mēdiji rakstīja par latviešu … Continue reading

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Sazvērestības un nesazvērestības teorijas

Šodienas ātro pārmaiņu pasaulē, arvien retāk sastopama konkrēta un lietišķa komunikācija, arī sarunā par elementārām lietām. Kā gan mēs varam panākt, lai mūsu kopējie rati pilnībā nenogrimtu aplamās sistēmas purvā, ja mēs vairs neprotam viens ar otru skaidri un konstruktīvi … Continue reading

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Martinus J. G. Veltman quote

In an interview[5] with Harold Kroto he states: We are living in a totally ridiculous world. We have all kinds of things from horoscopes to Zen Buddhism to faith healers to religions to what have you. All kinds of things … Continue reading

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Nietsche on Ethics

“They have got rid of the Christian God, and now feel obliged to cling all the more firmly to Christian morality: that is English consistency…With us it is different. When one gives up Christian belief, one thereby deprives oneself of … Continue reading

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Suicide Rates Rise Sharply in U.S.

Suicide rates among middle-aged Americans have risen sharply in the past decade, prompting concern that a generation of baby boomers who have faced years of economic worry and easy access to prescription painkillers may be particularly vulnerable to self-inflicted harm. … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Earth’s sea-level and energy budgets from 1961 to 2008

We review the sea-level and energy budgets together from 1961, using recent and updated estimates of all terms. From 1972 to 2008, the observed sea-level rise (1.8 ± 0.2 mm yr−1 from tide gauges alone and 2.1 ± 0.2 mm yr−1 from … Continue reading

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