A recent poll says Climate Change is the number one issue facing Canadian voters as they head into a federal election. Source: Greenpeace calls for climate action with art | CTV News
As we coast into the last long weekend of the summer holidays I can’t help but remember how as a kid I used to feel a bit sad at this time. Every year I spent two enchanting months on a remote island in Georgian Bay, sans electricity, sans motorcars, sans telephones, and this weekend meant… Read More Just a reminder that the latest alt-news is at earthpages.ca (and lots of end of summer nostalgia)
Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet, chevalier de Lamarck (1744-1829) was a French naturalist and deist who served in the French army, studied medicine and botany, and in 1773 published a pioneering work on French Flora. He introduced the distinction between vertebrates and invertebrates in his Natural History of Invertebrates (1815-22). Lamarck’s work prefigured Charles Darwin’s… Read More Jean-Baptiste Lamarck – The wobbly wheels of science have partially justified him
The galactic cosmic rays also play a role in the global warming Source: Scientists find evidence cosmic rays influence Earth’s climate Opinion: Now Mr. Trudeau can tax the cosmos. For those outside of Canada, a federal carbon tax has been imposed in this country, which raises the price of – already heavily taxed – gasoline… Read More Scientists find evidence cosmic rays influence Earth’s climate | + Opinion
Opinion: Slashdot reports that Pepsi has chosen to distance itself from the possibility of tacky orbiting space ads. I can’t believe that space ads are already a possibility. Perhaps Pepsi shrewdly realized that associating itself with an untested, controversial practice could be bad for business. If we say nothing against space ads, they will happen.… Read More Pepsi Drops Plans To Use Artificial Constellation To Promote An Energy Drink – Slashdot | + Opinion
Recently while writing about the nature of evil I was reminded in the comments area that many folks readily accept their perception of the world while others say what’s “out there” is essentially unknowable. For a lot of individuals, a chair is a chair. A cat is a cat. And our planet is something that… Read More Mysticism – More Than This?
Tuesday is the 210th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth. Roughly eight-in-ten U.S. adults say humans have evolved over time. Source: For Darwin Day, 6 facts about the evolution debate | Pew Research Center