I watched this BBC show about the Permian Extinction, one of a number of extinction cycles, the worst of them all. Right now, the blame for this event has been decided by present scientists to be some mysterious combination of events leading to a CO2 excess crisis and ‘global warming’. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: April 2012
San Jacinto fault zone: This is one of several parallel fault lines that run alongside the sleeping dragon, the mighty San Andreas. These wrinkles and tears in the landscape are not the separation point of the North American continent and the Pacific Plate: that is the San Andreas. The quake today is ominous since it is at the very top of the San Jacinto fault that lies closest to the San Andreas. And the frozen section of that huge fault had several very small but telling quakes nearby today. Continue reading
One subject that fascinates me endlessly is the confusion over ‘beliefs’ versus ‘rational thinking.’ Everyone has belief systems. Each one has his or her own individual belief matrix which is how we define and visualize the Real World. No one actually sees and understands this Real World at all since our human cognitive minds interfere tremendously with our ability to perceive things directly. That is, our big, fat brains create our own realities all the time. We are hopelessly mired in our belief systems. Continue reading
Peering across the universe, we see galactic clusters all the way back to right before the ‘Big Bang’. It is now obvious that the cosmology stories are not operative. I will try yet again to explain how our position in the cosmos gives us inaccurate ideas about how the cosmos is constructed. Also, the genetic code we have is actually mostly a lot of viral and disease-related genetic junk that is a parasite system within our cells. These, in turn, drive rapid evolution when the climate or environment changes suddenly. Continue reading
A big news item in Europe is Gaia’ scientist James Lovelock: I was ‘alarmist’ about climate change whereby the major proponent of ‘we are all going to roast to death’ has backtracked from his previous hysterical hollering and finally admits he exaggerated everything.
Five years ago, he had claimed: ‘Before this century is over billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable.’ But in an interview with msnbc.com, he admitted: ‘I made a mistake.’ He said: ‘The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing,’ he told ‘We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear cut, but it hasn’t happened. Continue reading
In the news today is a story from Pennsylvania, the land of Three Mile Island, where the residents there have justified worries about the there nuclear power plants there. One such is Beaver Valley #1 and #2 which is the ones in the street photos here that I got from Google Earth today. Continue reading