Category: Edge Science
Upcoming webinar Sept 8, presumably free…? Liana Gilooly is co-developer of the NorthStar Initiative, which appears to be MAPS’ effort to respond to criticisms coming from the psychedelic left (psymposia folk in
No descriptive text for this upcoming free zoom workshop from CalTech Resnick Institute, with international speakers, but the title probably explains itself. https://resnick.caltech.edu/documents/16485/CaltechRSIRhizoWorkshop2020.png
In theory, a Maunder Minimum — visualize ice-skaters on the Thames, global crop failures — doesn’t necessarily cancel out the GHG-driven global warming, but could reduce its full impact, or maybe add conflicting dynamics…?
Fielding: “I have long believed that LSD may not only change the sensations of pain but also our subjective relationship with it.”
“This proposition sounds a little bit like advocating for the existence of ghosts. But it is actually more of an acknowledgment that things may seem ghostlike only because reality has been improperly conceived in the first place.”
JC Couey, neurobio prof at UPitt, tells the history of Gain of Function research and claims and counter-claims of lab-manipulation of SARS2 virus, and the upshot of it all.
So, this is a noble but probably misguided, and maybe accursed philosophical venture. I support the spirit of it, if in fact it’s a sincere voyage, and not just an attempt to “recuperate” the Weird and differentiate one’s counter-cult or academic CV.
Big Chompers Disrupt Plant Management of the Biosphere — New Paper from #BioticPump Theorist Anastassia Makarieva
Posting this paper in the context of a few things: the popularity of the Soil4Carbon group on FB, uniting Global Warming activists with ranchers worried about #Cowspiracy and all those Bovine Ruminant
…the great exemplar of the emergence of a new pandemic disease of considerable virulence and pathogenicity was the Spanish Flu Pandemic 1918–1919. That pandemic has been analyzed in great detail, and the astute and engaged reader of all that evidence is left with only one conclusion—the Spanish Flu disease came from Space on a massive scale, and killed tens of millions before the advent of air travel.
Is there a “radical” surgery that gets to the root causes of planetary disruption? How might the root causes be discerned? What kinds of designed intervention might be up to the task of safeguarding humanity’s future?