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by DWill
Fri Jul 07, 2023 6:27 am
Forum: Religion & Philosophy
Topic: Do you believe in God?
Replies: 41
Views: 15024

Re: Do you believe in God?

If "God" is Robert Tulip's metaphor then, yes, I believe in him/her/it. Otherwise, a definition would be helpful. :-D As you and I have said, the God concept is protean. It's as though there are a hundred types of hammer, so if I ask you to get me one I need to describe it in particular, ...
by DWill
Tue Jul 04, 2023 9:43 pm
Forum: Current Events & History
Topic: Biden is trying to buy votes!
Replies: 8
Views: 3705

Re: Biden is trying to buy votes!

I think Biden has done a decent job as president, overall, and I mean not just relative to Trump, who set the bar so low. But the student debt relief bill was one of his blunders, along with the Afghanistan withdrawal and overcooking the economy with coronavirus relief. Some are saying that his atte...
by DWill
Sat Nov 12, 2022 8:00 am
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Physics of Astrological Ages
Replies: 11
Views: 15155

Re: Physics of Astrological Ages

Incredible reply, Robert (I mean that in the complimentary sense). I see that your efforts to redeem astrology center on climate effects, which as you say will affect evolution and culture. The "weak astrological effects" mentioned at the end, though, are probably more in line with traditi...
by DWill
Sun Nov 06, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Physics of Astrological Ages
Replies: 11
Views: 15155

Re: Physics of Astrological Ages

How do those who credit astrology for any validity whatsoever, explain when the point came when the cycles began to affect life on earth in particular ways? Were hominids earlier than sapiens under the sway of these cycles? For that matter, were other animal societies affected? What evidence can the...
by DWill
Mon Oct 17, 2022 6:57 am
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Why Increasing Albedo is More Urgent than Cutting Emissions
Replies: 22
Views: 25028

Re: Why Increasing Albedo is More Urgent than Cutting Emissions

That is quite interesting. It does indicate that increasing albedo will probably not be happening for a decade or so, if then. Regarding Robert's hope that fossil fuel companies will get on board and even pay to brighten the planet, Sunday's Washington Post reported that the industry is suddenly ver...
by DWill
Wed Sep 28, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Why Increasing Albedo is More Urgent than Cutting Emissions
Replies: 22
Views: 25028

Re: Why Increasing Albedo is More Urgent than Cutting Emissions

The 27th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change needs a paradigm shift, prioritising albedo to make the planet brighter and more reflective, to immediately cool and stabilise the climate. Hi Robert, sorry for taking so long to get back to commenting on your passi...
by DWill
Sun Sep 11, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Why Increasing Albedo is More Urgent than Cutting Emissions
Replies: 22
Views: 25028

Re: Why Increasing Albedo is More Urgent than Cutting Emissions

I wonder if the countries most threatened by climate change--and accounting for the smallest contributions to atmospheric GHG--will begin to demand action on planetary brightening. So far, I think their reasonable demands are that the big polluters decarbonize and that vulnerable countries receive a...
by DWill
Wed Aug 17, 2022 7:12 am
Forum: Current Events & History
Topic: Contrarians are not critical thinkers
Replies: 5
Views: 7839

Re: Contrarians are not critical thinkers

I don't watch much TV news or subject myself to so-called conservative radio. But I did listen to a few minutes of some talk-radio show while driving yesterday. It might have illustrated David French's point about how contrarians operate. The subject was coronavirus vaccines, The claim as that they ...
by DWill
Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: Authors: Tell us about your FICTION book!
Topic: Do You Believe in Foresight?
Replies: 1
Views: 1274

Re: Do You Believe in Foresight?

Do I believe in foresight? Well, who doesn't! Palmreading to predict the course of an individual's life--Nah!
by DWill
Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:07 am
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Why Increasing Albedo is More Urgent than Cutting Emissions
Replies: 22
Views: 25028

Re: Why Increasing Albedo is More Urgent than Cutting Emissions

That was great, Robert. Tough to argue with your logic. I wondered about the hundreds of millions of tonnes of S02 for injection up to 2070, vs. your statement about using misted seawater to cool the Antarctic. The latter substance would seem better. In the case of SO2, what are the likely expected ...

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