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Stewart Brand
President of The Long Now Foundation--which takes no sides. In this forum, as a private person, I do take sides occasionally.
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Alexander Rose Aug 13
Landed in Yukutsk after traveling the long way around the world for 15 timezones over 3 days
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Stewart Brand Aug 13
Roundup (glyphosate) and cancer: the DATA...
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Island Conservation Aug 13
Conservationists in Hawaii, the bird extinction capital of the world, work to revitalize native bird populations and remove the threats invasive species pose.
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Interval at Long Now Aug 13
Thanks to for naming us one of the best bars in the country! We're honored and humbled to be in such esteemed company. Cheers!
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Stewart Brand Aug 13
Replying to @raydaly
Compendium from several issues.
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Pep Canadell Aug 10
‘Contrary to the prevailing view that forest area has declined globally—tree cover has increased by 2.24 million km2 (+7.1% relative to the 1982 level). ‘ ⁦
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Stewart Brand Aug 12
Our SPACE COLONIES book from 1977 can still be got:
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Stewart Brand Aug 12
Happy @worldelephantday. George Church and I are in Moscow on the way to to get further revved up about bringing back woolly mammoths. Proboscideans once thrived in the whole world, gardening a rich mosaic of forests and grassland.
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Stewart Brand Aug 11
Replying to @TheSciBabe
Roundup is a HERBicide. (The best one there is.)
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Stewart Brand Aug 11
A literary thread laced with gold.
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Hank Greely Aug 11
Ah, racial purity as a value - I think we've got to get past - with endangered or threatened species (as well as our own self-endangered through overthriving species).
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Noah Brand Aug 11
Here's my worry. Studies indicate that people who are afraid become more right-wing, even exterminationist. No serious climate model suggests that humans, globally, will not become more and more afraid in coming years. Those two paragraphs, in combination, say we're fucked.
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Stewart Brand Aug 10
Replying to @CharlesCMann
Got some references, Charles? 500% in five years is a lot.
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David Gorski, MD, PhD Aug 10
This judgment against Monsanto is ridiculous. If you want to know why scientists and physicians have such contempt for the legal system when it adjudicates science, here's the latest textbook example, as bad as silicone breast implants in the 1990s.
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Yvette Aug 10
A jury in a court of law has historically decided many things that are probably incorrect. One of those things is that Roundup caused cancer. Science is not up for popular debate based on fear. No matter what this one jury says, Roundup is less toxic than table salt.
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Stewart Brand Aug 10
I wonder how much of California used to burn in five years before Europeans showed up in the 1540s. Native tribes routinely burned much of the state (see TENDING THE WILD) and the usual lightning fires would have been unchecked. Our chapparal biome is fire-dependent.
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(((Howard Rheingold))) Aug 9
Newt Gingrich killed the nonpartisan Office of Technology Assessment in 1995. It should be reconstituted.
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Chris Thorogood Aug 10
Did you know plants can count? Touch a carnivorous Venus flytrap once: nothing happens. Touch twice: the trap is sprung. This is a safeguard to ensure the trap doesn’t waste energy on non-prey items like falling leaves. Smart plant.
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Stewart Brand Aug 10
Dear , I came across my recall of my conversation with Milton Friedman. (It was in a talk I gave at the Whole Earth Jamboree in 1978--all at :
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Stewart Brand Aug 10
Replying to @askpatrickw @zander
Collusion is the point--collaborating with the scientists Sergey and Nikita Zimov on restoring the Mammoth Steppe (the climate-stabilizing northern grasslands of Eurasia and North America).
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