Category: Edge Science

DUNE: Sayings of the Zen-Sunni Wanderers

Ignore the space opera trappings. Dune goes deep.
Early Dune illo by John Schoenherr.

Vernadsky! Originator of ‘Biosfera’ Concept – Life as a Geological Force on Earth

Vernadsky! …the Earth’s atmosphere itself, consisting primarily of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon, is the creation of life. – Vernadsky Yeah, before Lovelock and the Gaia Hypothesis, long before Gorshkov / Makarieva’s “Biotic

Civilization & Planet-Killers, a Short & Mutable List

1. Cascading ecosystem degradation from deforestation, overfishing, habitat destruction of insects and birds, etc. Pollutants in waterways including synthetic fertilizer loads and wipeout of invisible microbial and microrrhyzal ecosystems over large regions

Feedbacks in Climate

For a few years we were looking for a neat table comparing all climate feedbacks side by side. Finally we found one in this new study about how feedbacks are handled in

CATACLYSM CATECHISM

Pink & Purple Polka-Dot Pyrate Parrot Party Unpacks Ultrafluorescent Left Mutant Approach to Biosphericide vs. So-Called Climate Emergency

(Collective) Displacement: Solve for Y, When X Is Too Tough?

In Freudian psychology, displacement is an unconscious defence mechanism whereby the mind substitutes either a new aim or a new object for goals felt in their original form to be dangerous or unacceptable.

Inner Earth Anomalies – Some Curious Updates

“We know less about what’s deep below our feet than the surface of the Sun or the Moon or Mars.”

Cal Canna Open Research Network – 7 Starting Points

Coherent, widest-view hemp-cannabis-CBD regulatory paradigm needed. Currently most approaches in play are haphazard — they come from either a cannaBIZ trade or legalization pov, or a medical/pharma angle, or a farming/industrial hemp pov or a residual prohibitionist stance. And rarely from a “holistic sustainability” perspective…

Solar Micro-Nova in 2046?

New theory says the sun explodes every 12,000 years and causes havoc on Earth. Are we ready for the next round?