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The Anthropocene Viewed from the Noosphere, Revisited

October 5, 2016 - 10:26am

Months ago there was a flurry of articles and studies about “The Anthropocene,” in the context of a debate among scientists about whether mankind had altered the planet to such an extent that that activity could be recognized as a new geological time period, meaning that clear signatures were present in Earth’s geology to reflect those changes. In addition, the question was when these signatures indicated such a change.

 

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“The Anthropocene” viewed from Vernadsky’s Noosphere

February 29, 2016 - 1:55pm

The recent publication of studies highlighting the role of mankind as a powerful geological force, referred to as the “Anthropocene,” serve as a good opportunity to clarify how this concept overlaps and differs from Vladimir Vernadsky’s concept of the noosphere (and a great way to honor him just before his upcoming birthday on March 12th!).

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In Defense of The Noosphere, "The Kingdom of Reason" : The Fallacy and Fraud of COP21

December 10, 2015 - 2:11pm

World leaders are currently convening in Paris for an unprecedented meeting in which they are expected to resolve to implement measures to curb a supposedly catastrophic increase in the average global temperature by 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, deemed to be a scientific certainty by various oracles, unless we change our ways.  There is much to be said about this meeting; not only that it is premised on a scientific fraud (that carbon dioxide is far from the main cause of climate change on Earth), but also other biting ironies such as even the fact of the meeting itself in a city reeling from a terror attack just weeks prior caused by a complete failure of world leaders, led by President Obama, to deal with an actual global crisis emanating from a part of the world which has been overrun by chaos.

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New Study Bolsters Vernadsky’s Case for Origin of Life

November 13, 2015 - 11:07am

A recent study suggests that life on Earth may have begun long before we thought: to be precise, around 4.1 billion years ago. This is 300 million years before the previous best estimate, and would indicate that life began shortly after the planet itself formed, around 4.54 billions years ago.  

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New Study Bolsters Vernadsky’s Case for Origin of Life

November 13, 2015 - 11:07am

A recent study suggests that life on Earth may have begun long before we thought: to be precise, around 4.1 billion years ago. This is 300 million years before the previous best estimate, and would indicate that life began shortly after the planet itself formed, around 4.54 billions years ago.  

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Mathamatics vs Science: Low Energy Nuclear Reactions

November 5, 2015 - 5:38pm
That's me holding the LENR reactor core. Wonder how they got this one through security.  Behind me is Brillouin Energy CEO Robert Georges.

Monday Nov 2 Brillouin Energy presented in work in the Rayburn Congressional building.  The company has decided to go ahead with a track to commercialize a reactor that uses low energy nuclear reactions to produce heat and electricity.  Low energy nuclear reactions (LENR), sometimes known (inaccurately) as  “cold fusion”, has been a subject of heated debate, rivaling manmade climate change. Despite years of data showing that nuclear reactions can occur at relatively low energy, as the CEO’s of Brillouin Energy illustrated with several personal accounts, the existence of the phenomenon is still controversial.  So controversial, that national labs have denied contracts to perform even very isolated tests such as materials or pressure testing.

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Mathamatics vs Science: Low Energy Nuclear Reactions

November 5, 2015 - 5:38pm
That's me holding the LENR reactor core. Wonder how they got this one through security.  Behind me is Brillouin Energy CEO Robert Georges.

Monday Nov 2 Brillouin Energy presented in work in the Rayburn Congressional building.  The company has decided to go ahead with a track to commercialize a reactor that uses low energy nuclear reactions to produce heat and electricity.  Low energy nuclear reactions (LENR), sometimes known (inaccurately) as  “cold fusion”, has been a subject of heated debate, rivaling manmade climate change. Despite years of data showing that nuclear reactions can occur at relatively low energy, as the CEO’s of Brillouin Energy illustrated with several personal accounts, the existence of the phenomenon is still controversial.  So controversial, that national labs have denied contracts to perform even very isolated tests such as materials or pressure testing.

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Don't count on El Niño to Solve the Drought

September 29, 2015 - 1:42pm

Recent reports about the potential for a “significant” El Nino and the effect this would have on weather in the United States have specifically focused on whether this might be the answer everyone is looking for to solve the severe drought whose effects are being felt across California, which is also currently being ravaged by serious wildfires.  The 2015 Sierra Nevada snowpack is at a 500-year record low.

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Don't count on El Niño to Solve the Drought

September 29, 2015 - 1:42pm

Recent reports about the potential for a “significant” El Nino and the effect this would have on weather in the United States have specifically focused on whether this might be the answer everyone is looking for to solve the severe drought whose effects are being felt across California, which is also currently being ravaged by serious wildfires.  The 2015 Sierra Nevada snowpack is at a 500-year record low.

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A Universe in the very small

September 23, 2015 - 11:37am

The past few years have seen the news peppered with articles about the sub-subatomic: elementary particles, more elementary than protons or neutrons, that make up everything. These particles have only been able to be studied under extreme conditions, where energies equivalent to a million billion degrees are looked down upon as too weak.

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A Universe in the very small

September 23, 2015 - 11:37am

The past few years have seen the news peppered with articles about the sub-subatomic: elementary particles, more elementary than protons or neutrons, that make up everything. These particles have only been able to be studied under extreme conditions, where energies equivalent to a million billion degrees are looked down upon as too weak.

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Towards a Galactic Science Driver: The Solar System's Motion Through the Galaxy • Part 1

September 9, 2015 - 1:20pm

Our Galaxy presents mankind with a new scientific frontier, expressed in different ways. In astronomical terms, it is not clear how the galaxy exists and operates as a single, unified system. In terms of the Earth's history, we see records of dramatic climate changes, variations in geophysical activity, and even fluctuations in the evolutionary process of life all corresponding to the changing relationship of our Solar System with the Galaxy. While these are often presented as independent studies, the 2015 Basement research report “Towards a Galactic Science Driver” examines these as aspects of a single challenge: the quest to understand the unifying principle of our Galaxy, as Kepler had discovered the unifying principle of our Solar System.

In a continuation of this effort, here we will examine what we know (and what we don't know) about the motion of our Solar System through the Galaxy. This will be addressed in a series of posts. 

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Towards a Galactic Science Driver: The Solar System's Motion Through the Galaxy • Part 1

September 9, 2015 - 1:20pm

Our Galaxy presents mankind with a new scientific frontier, expressed in different ways. In astronomical terms, it is not clear how the galaxy exists and operates as a single, unified system. In terms of the Earth's history, we see records of dramatic climate changes, variations in geophysical activity, and even fluctuations in the evolutionary process of life all corresponding to the changing relationship of our Solar System with the Galaxy. While these are often presented as independent studies, the 2015 Basement research report “Towards a Galactic Science Driver” examines these as aspects of a single challenge: the quest to understand the unifying principle of our Galaxy, as Kepler had discovered the unifying principle of our Solar System.

In a continuation of this effort, here we will examine what we know (and what we don't know) about the motion of our Solar System through the Galaxy. This will be addressed in a series of posts. 

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Physical Economic Case Study: Costs of the Failure to Go Nuclear – Part 2

September 3, 2015 - 12:44pm

There is no such thing as an infinitely sustainable steady state for an economic process. To exist an economy must continually generate and implement scientific and technological progress. Without this progress an economy will become entropic, drawing down resource supplies and requiring an increasing physical cost to society to produce and provide the capital goods needed by society. Perhaps one of the clearest examples is the failure of the US economy to fully embrace the revolutionary transition to nuclear power. 

Here is part two of a brief, two-part investigation (part one can be found here).

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Physical Economic Case Study: Costs of the Failure to Go Nuclear – Part 2

September 3, 2015 - 12:44pm

There is no such thing as an infinitely sustainable steady state for an economic process. To exist an economy must continually generate and implement scientific and technological progress. Without this progress an economy will become entropic, drawing down resource supplies and requiring an increasing physical cost to society to produce and provide the capital goods needed by society. Perhaps one of the clearest examples is the failure of the US economy to fully embrace the revolutionary transition to nuclear power. 

Here is part two of a brief, two-part investigation (part one can be found here).

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Solar Grand Minima & the New Madrid Seismic Zone

September 1, 2015 - 11:51am

I recently reviewed a white paper by former director of meteorology for the Weather Channel, Joseph D’Aleo, on the potential effects global cooling could have on agriculture, in light of a recent flurry of discussion about the potential for a new mini ice age.

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Solar Grand Minima & the New Madrid Seismic Zone

September 1, 2015 - 11:51am

I recently reviewed a white paper by former director of meteorology for the Weather Channel, Joseph D’Aleo, on the potential effects global cooling could have on agriculture, in light of a recent flurry of discussion about the potential for a new mini ice age.

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Bertrand Russell, in 1895, Pre-Ordains that the Quantum and Relativity Will Never Be Discovered

August 21, 2015 - 12:29pm

The depths of the present strategic crisis, in which Obama’s actions drive a process that makes a US/NATO confrontation with Russia becomes more possible by the day, cannot be understood without posing the question: how have people, generally, allowed this situation to develop?

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Bertrand Russell, in 1895, Pre-Ordains that the Quantum and Relativity Will Never Be Discovered

August 21, 2015 - 12:29pm

The depths of the present strategic crisis, in which Obama’s actions drive a process that makes a US/NATO confrontation with Russia becomes more possible by the day, cannot be understood without posing the question: how have people, generally, allowed this situation to develop?

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A Brief Review “Food Security and Climate” White Paper by Joseph D’Aleo

August 19, 2015 - 4:29pm

LaRouchePAC recently initiated a “Defeat Green Fascism” campaign in response to the renewed push for a scare campaign around hypothetical catastrophic global warming caused by man’s activities.  Executive Intelligence Review will soon release a publication exposing the fraudulent premises of this, which have their roots in an intentional depopulation agenda.

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