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  1. Sustainability

    by , 10-21-2018 at 04:48 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    After somewhat unproductive and unpleasant day, my mood was lifted a bit by an exchange the owner of a convenience store and his son, who usually runs it. It started when the older man asked me how I was, and in my normal fashion, I replied, "I don’t know, either."

    "Oh, I have that problem, too. Sometimes I can't remember my name, who I am, anything."

    "Oh no, I can remember just fine, I just don't know." (Actually, I hate those absurd ...
  2. Unsustainable and Sustainable

    by , 05-01-2015 at 03:36 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I saw a banner that said something about sustainability earlier today. That term has not become meaningful to me, so I wondered what it might be about in this particular case, but I haven’t found that yet. The general concept of sustainability appears to be important to some people, so I looked up what it’s supposed to mean. According to the EPA: “Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our ...
  3. Sustainability

    by , 06-03-2014 at 02:29 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I had been wondering exactly people were meaning by “sustainability”, so I looked around the internet, and I still don’t know, but I get a general impression that some people think that the world should be preserved as the exact thing that they love. It appears that they think that if they can get everyone to act the way they want, then the world will be nicer.

    The EPA has this on its website, and it is a set of pleasant pap. Yes, in an ideal world things would be nice.
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  4. End of Evolution

    by , 04-02-2014 at 09:32 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Whether one believes that evolution is factual or that everything was created on October 23, 4004 BCE is of no consequence, because there has been evolutionary change since 4004 BCE, but that may have changed within the last couple of centuries. It is possible that human evolution has been brought to a stop. I suspect that this hiatus will fail in the end, but it may have some ill effects, or this hiatus may simply turn out to be a different step in evolution. The specific matter to which I refer ...

    Updated 04-03-2014 at 04:09 PM by PeterL

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