Category Archive: Environment

Jan 15

A Simple Reading Assignment

In Brief—A change from the usual approach to religion to one from an easy-to-read scientific point-of-view. It does require reading and looking at colorful illustrations, but it’s guaranteed to be painless and rewarding. And see the end of this piece when I introduce a new feature. Simple Basic Facts of Reality— This illustrated book of …

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Dec 11

The Frightening Republican Platform

In Brief— An examination of the Republican platform that’s supposed to be the blueprint for what the party stands for. It’s downright scary! The Monster Crawls Out from Under the Bed— With the 2016 bizarre election now history and the unexpected election of Donald Trump, we need to focus on the really bizarre and dangerous …

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Nov 27

Human Nature: An Unconventional View

In Brief—Bay explains why he believes humanity has no better than a 5% chance of survival beyond the end of this century. —————————————————————————————————————— Humans are Flawed Creatures— Capitalism, seeking profit, is just one reason why humanity has only a small chance of surviving beyond the end of this century. Greed, short-sightedness, forcing one’s way of …

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Oct 09

The Fusty Tradition of Changing Time

In Brief—A look at how we are being dangerously conned with Daylight Savings Time. ————————————————————————————————————————— Time is Money Spring ahead. Fall back. Yep, we’re talking about Daylight Savings Time (DST) here, folks. That’s how you’re supposed to remember how to change the clocks twice each year. In the spring, set the clocks one hour ahead; …

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Sep 11

Dupes Are Born Every Minute

In Brief—With apologies to P.T. Barnum (sorta), the author points out how humans will believe what they want to believe despite solid evidence that they are wrong, whether it’s politics, religion or science. “There’s a sucker born every minute.” (falsely attributed to P.T. Barnum)— You can dress it up and put lipstick on a pig, …

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Feb 14

Republicans and Their Regressive Platform

In Brief—A discussion of the hurdles Republicans face that will determine whether the nation stands or falls in an ever-changing world. ————————————————————————————————————— Hurdles Determine the Race— I have a confession. My first vote was Republican. If it was good enough for my family it was good enough for me. I quickly realized that my philosophy …

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Jan 10

Steak and Chops or Vegetarianism

In Brief—Healthful and tasty vegetarian meals give us energy while they simultaneously preserve the habitability of the planet, save sentient animals and prolong human lives. ———————————————————————————————————————— Healthful Eating Can Save Lives…and Earth— Imagine a chessboard seen from above, the white squares representing ecologically diverse tropical forest and the black squares representing land denuded of trees, …

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Sep 27

The Trophy Hunters Strike Back

In Brief—As a result of the recent illegal killing of Cecil the lion, animal conservation groups, several American states and some international airlines have made moves to stop trophy hunting. Now trophy hunting organizations and interested African nations are attempting to stop the animal preservation efforts. ————————————————————————————————————————————– Follow the Money— On August 30, I published …

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