Ideas

Climate Change is Physics Not Politics

Posted: 06.14.2017

 

The title of this column comes from a column my good friend, co-author of “This Spaceship Earth” and co-founder of ThisSpaceshipEarth.Org Tim Rumage. His column was “Physics is Not Political”. Well worth the quick read.   That column came to mind two weeks ago when a very special event occurred. The Wise Elders of the […]

 

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The Little Worm That Is Destroying Capitalism

Posted: 06.14.2017

 

In response to the Great Recession, central banks continue to engage in massive monetary stimulus to artificially depress the costs of capital. Many commentators have expressed concerns (and I concur) about the inflationary forces they believe must naturally be building up because of this stimulus. Yet, very few commentators have discussed the consequential little worm […]

 

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Why We’re Heading Down the Wrong Path in Understanding the Human Brain

Posted: 06.01.2017

 

Understanding the human brain is arguably the greatest challenge of modern science. The leading approach for most of the past 200 years has been to link its functions to different brain regions or even individual neurons (brain cells). But recent research increasingly suggests that we may be taking completely the wrong path if we are to ever understand the human mind.

 

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Why a Robot-Filled Education Future May Not Be as Scary as You Think

Posted: 05.23.2017

 

This short article highlights two significant issues relative to transforming education for the 21st century: the extremely prevalent technology phobia in academia and the fear of change and resistance to it as well.   As someone who has written a book on transforming education, given dozens of speeches and interviews on the future of education […]

 

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This is How Big Oil Will Die

Posted: 05.22.2017

 

Natural resource issues are not just supply issues, such as the amount of reserves, and how to more efficiently extract them, or alternative supply sources (fossil fuel vs. alternatives). No, natural resource issues are also about altering the demand curve, too. This thoughtful piece points out that while the cost of alternative energy is rapidly […]

 

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