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John Playfair

Amid all the revolutions of the globe, the economy of Nature has been uniform, … and her laws are the only things that have resisted the general movement.

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Geology

Magic Doors

By Timothy Hullihan:

I recently discovered Brain Pickings, a site run by Maria Popova, a self-described “interestingness hunter-gatherer.” It is a great place to go on Sunday mornings to remind one’s self that brilliance and sensitivity are not yet mutually exclusive. 577 more words

Deep Time and the wilderness

Most of the wilderness fiction I’ve read is historical. Last of the Mohicans, Moby Dick, Robinson Crusoe, assorted American transcendentalists, – books whose authors who had the advantage of writing about places and environments that were largely unknown, unpredictable and clearly dangerous. 522 more words

Nature

Jurassic World and Weaponised Dinosaurs

Jurassic World recycles the theme-park setting of the first Jurassic Park film, but on a grander scale and this time we see thousands of visitors there experiencing it. 363 more words

A Fermi Stance

“The Starfall Arc is old, its history a tale of fourteen billion years. A tale, moreover, littered with elder races, ancient Powers, and primordial civilizations godlike in their power – very few of which, and none of the oldest of which, remain extant in the present day. 83 more words

Fic-a-Day

Annals of the Former World by John McPhee (Part 1)

“The world which we inhabit is composed of materials not of the earth which was the immediate predecessor of the present but of the earth which.

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Books

Far in space, far in time.

The mighty Pathfinder and I rolled down Main Street, heading home after a day of thinking and talking. Same as everyone, same as always. My freshly opened bag of Tyrrell’s Handcooked English Chips – Mature Cheddar and Chives flavor (flavour?) – rustled on the console next to me. 377 more words

Humor