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De-Extinguishing Plants

Species come and go, sometimes as part of the evolutionary process of natural selection, other times due to natural catastrophes, or in the worst case, for anthropogenic factors. 407 more words

Landscape Architecture

Beauty, Billions, and Brains

My search for summer reading led me to a first novel by Stuart Rojstaczer (ROYCE-teacher)–The Mathematician’s Shiva (Penguin, 2014). Hadn’t heard of it, but it sounded intriguing—a fictional, brilliant, female, University of Wisconsin mathematician named Rachela Karnokovitch was dead, and brainy mathematicians from around the were globe sitting shiva. 443 more words

Happiness

Matula Thoughts August 5, 2016

Matula Thoughts – August 5, 2016

Summertime field notes, superheroes, and retrograde thoughts.
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Patient experience. Walking through the Art Fairs last month after great lectures from visiting professors, my thoughts wandered to… 4,015 more words

Nesbit Alumni Society

Biocentrism and Biophilia

Wednesday

In The Biocentric Thesis I gave an explicit formulation of the idea that civilizations of the Stelliferous Era originate in the actions of biological agents — actually, I gave two formulations, a weak and a strong, each with a corollary. 1,169 more words

Civilization

Two giant tiny civilizations trying to conquer the world beneath our feet.

Nazi ants? I’d never heard that one before. But a friend said it, referring to the long columns raiding her kitchen night after night. Effing Nazi ants, she said. 752 more words

Insects And Other Arthropods

Flying ants

The time is near where we all get bombarded and annoyed by the summer flying ants. But why oh why do they do it? I am hear to answer all the queries and questions you may have now or never.   680 more words

Wildlife

When and Why Nationalism Beats Globalism

Here’s a nuanced and deep analysis on Brexit and extrapolations for a wider phenomenon.

Those who truly want to understand what is happening should carefully consider the complex interplay of globalization, immigration, and changing values.

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Political Philosophy