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LATEST BLOG POSTS

Debunking the myth that an ageing population is a problem.

on March 6, 2021 in Models, Nature

An observation based on my experience with physics and economics: both fields create models that predict how nature will behave, often people for economists. Then we observe nature and people. In physics if nature contradicts our predictions, we say we’re wrong and the model needs fixing. When people behave differently than economists predict, economists say people are wrong and need fixing. Economists claim that a country’s or the world’s population[…] Keep reading →

444: Dar-Lon Chang, part 1: The engineer who made headlines for quitting ExxonMobil

on March 5, 2021 in Podcast

Do you know anyone whose company pollutes more than they’d like, who wants to change things, but whose company keeps not acting? I think that situation describes almost everyone. Even the most sustainably companies aren’t close to sustainable. They just pollute a bit less than everyone else, from Patagonia to Greenpeace. Maybe it describes you. Maybe it fits your elected officials, school administration, church leaders, etc as much as your[…] Keep reading →

Vegan Seitan Stew, 4 minutes prep time (video)

on March 4, 2021 in Fitness, Tips, Visualization

I saw a post on Reddit’s community on vegan fitness that talked about making seitan with a prep time of 90 minutes. I responded 90 minutes sounds insane. I make mine with a prep time of about two minutes. Add water and soy sauce to wheat gluten, mix with spoon then with hands, cut into pieces. Then put in pressure cooker with stew for a few minutes cooking time. Maybe[…] Keep reading →

443: Nobody understands what’s so bad with climate change

on March 3, 2021 in Podcast

Here are my notes I read from for this episode It hit me recently that nearly nobody knows what’s so bad about climate change. I’ve started asking people and nobody knows. Actually, of the dozens I’ve asked, one knew, though it took prompting for her to say it. Everyone gets sea level rise, biodiversity, loss of coral reefs. I’ll grant we have to move cities. But I’ll respond that after[…] Keep reading →

What Genesis Meant

on March 3, 2021 in Humor

I’m continually trying to understand different people’s views on population. I see people agreeing on its importance regarding sustainability and even existence, but disagreeing on how to view it or respond to it. The other day I posted Our environment is getting biblical about how we’re causing fire and brimstone to rain down from the skies and other situations like in the Bible. I thought about another biblical passage. When[…] Keep reading →

Our environment is getting biblical

on March 1, 2021 in Humor, Nature

You’ve heard of fire and brimstone. The Bible refers to them plenty. Here’s a typical passage, from Luke: But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Do you know what brimstone is? Sulfur. Do you know what makes acid rain? Sulfur! What did the ozone hole do if not let in fire? We’re seeing fire and brimstone[…] Keep reading →

Marathon Number Eight

on February 28, 2021 in Fitness

I woke up, ate a light breakfast, oiled the chain, set the machine for intervals of just over 1/8th a marathon, and rowed. About three and a half hours later I finished my second rowing marathon. My results: I rowed my first rowing marathon two years ago. Someone pointed out my rest periods then of 2 minutes were too long (I forget the reason, something about the body switching modes).[…] Keep reading →

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