Archive for 2005

LEED building standards far better than communities

July 19th, 2005 / Energy Transition / Comments Off on LEED building standards far better than communities

The LEED building standards recently adopted by the state of Nevada will have more of an impact on energy use and the environment than all the "off-the-grid" communities that could ...

Exponential growth can make impossible tasks easy

July 18th, 2005 / Energy Transition / Comments Off on Exponential growth can make impossible tasks easy

Given the exponential nature of science and development, it is not worthwhile to evaluate the possibilities for the future based on current methods and techniques. For example: When the human genome ...

Do What Thou Wilt

July 18th, 2005 / Religion / 5 comments

"Do What Thou Wilt" has been attributed to Aleister Crowley, and other so-called devil worshippers. But it seems more relevant today than ever to the liberated individualist. I've taken flak ...

Islamic Leaders Must Be Held Responsible

July 14th, 2005 / Religion / Comments Off on Islamic Leaders Must Be Held Responsible

The revelation that Britain's suicide bombers were all British citizens, with their only link being Islam, places a heavy burden on Islamic leaders. In brief, there are no more excuses. Any ...

The Problem With Renewable Energy Conversion

June 7th, 2005 / Energy Transition / Comments Off on The Problem With Renewable Energy Conversion

My Story: After reading several scary and depressing books on Peak oil, such as The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler, The Party’s Over by Richard Heinberg, and Powerdown by Richard ...

New nuclear power plants are needed now

June 4th, 2005 / Energy Transition / Comments Off on New nuclear power plants are needed now

The peak of world oil production, whether it is happening this year or in the next 5-10, will require us to begin immediately thinking about replacement energy. The ultimate replacement ...

National Ignition Facility Vital to Future

May 23rd, 2005 / Energy Transition / Comments Off on National Ignition Facility Vital to Future

The National Ignition Facility, a laser with 192 beams aimed from all directions at a central point is under construction and testing, scheduled for completion in 2010. The ...

On life and love

May 22nd, 2005 / Psychology / 2 comments

I will take care of myself I will not give in to forces of conformity I will treat those I love with honor but I will not allow guilt to color my perception I ...

Environmentalist Apocalypse

May 13th, 2005 / Energy Transition / Comments Off on Environmentalist Apocalypse

Letter to Salon/Amazon book review in response to the following interview: Summary: After the oil is gone: Say goodbye to your suburban house, yoke up that horse, and stand by to ...

A New (Not Phantom) Menace

May 6th, 2005 / Religion / Comments Off on A New (Not Phantom) Menace

This week, NPR has been highlighting a new legal menace, threatening civil liberties and progress across america. It's the Alliance Defense Fund. Founded in opposition to so-called "activist judges," ...

The Pope's Funeral

April 8th, 2005 / Religion / Comments Off on The Pope's Funeral

Letter Sent to Salon.com re: The Bully Pope To autocrat and bully, Colman McCarthy should have added "murderer." Pope John Paul II, with his conservative stance against contraception, has sentenced ...