Tag: Earth

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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Oct 23

Humanity Toward the Stars

In Brief—As we are told that habitable planets are increasingly being discovered in the universe, the author examines whether humans are likely to visit those planets in the future. The Stars Beckon; Do We Measure Up?— Today must be a slow news day. The Times tantalizes us with a report that another possibly habitable planet …

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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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May 17

Mother Earth Moves

In Brief—An earthquake strikes an urban area. This piece describes Bay’s personal experiences with just two quakes of the many that rattle California every year. A sense of humor helps and insurance provides some solace, but Mother Earth always holds the trump card. ——————————————————————————————————————— An Earthquake Strikes— Buildings sway and crack, glass windows shower shards …

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Jun 29

Human Nature and Extinction

In Brief—According to Bay, humanity and a sizeable portion of our fellow creatures stand a no better than 5% chance of surviving this century. He gives examples of why he has come to this conclusion. You are invited to comment on his conclusions. ————————————————————————————————————————————————–  Too Little, Too Late— Why is extinction facing the inhabitants of …

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