Monthly Archives: October 2015

CHAPER NINE – THE EMPEROR OF IPCC IS A NAKED PHYSICIST

Life is liquid and all species are tributaries to one pool of bio mass.  The mass of the pool is variable – even though life’s physical components remain as matter or energy.  Life can diminish to nothing, or expand to … Continue reading

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CHAPTER SEVEN, BIOMASS IS A COMMON – A Meditation upon the Cabbage

Some commons to be restored into the fabric of my midsummer night’s dream– roads, market squares, harbours, soils, water, biomass…. But all other commons are as nothing compared to commons of biomass.  Just as towns, roads and trades are emergent … Continue reading

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CHAPTER SIX – THE CARGO CULT

Exploring the notion that the skilled have run the kingdom, but have never held the throne, I propose that for happiness a throne is unnecessary.  Similarly, a happy throne will have no need to understand cultural tools.  Knowledge is not … Continue reading

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CHAPTER FIVE – DREAMING BY DEGREES

Economies of scale, which create monocultures, are only efficient in man-hours.  They are ecologically inefficient and poor in yield relative to resource-use.  Don’t forget that crop yield is output minus input.  We have large human populations and rapidly diminishing energy … Continue reading

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NOTES FROM NOWHERE – CHAPTER FOUR, HISTORY RECURS

The great corporations offered governments and their electorates a similar bargain in the last quarter of the Twentieth Century. Governments and their electorates did not refuse and became idle and frivolous consumers. My mass folk movement down the bonny road … Continue reading

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NOTES FROM SOMEWHERE, CHAPTER THREE – THE DRUIDGELD

The historical separation and then mingling of church and state is familiar to us.  The religious life in its innocence had been a retreat from the vanity of the world, until violence and vanity adopted a state (& statutory) religion.  … Continue reading

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Man-made climate change has been caused by burning life – both contemporary & fossilised. Burning living biomass is a more potent climate changer than burning fossil biomass.  It releases the same CO.2, but also reduces both the photosynthetic mass of … Continue reading

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Notes From Somewhere, Chapter Two – After the Day Job

Sixteenth Century Reformation of the church was rapid, not because a new perception of Christianity caught fire, but because church and monastic property was released for plundering by powerful élites.  The protestant reformation gave credence to stolen property.  Luther, Calvin … Continue reading

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NOTES FROM SOMEWHERE, CHAPTER ONE – A MIDSUMMER NIGHTMARE?

It’s time to imagine that we are living through a nightmare – a comfortable life that is eating the future.  We devise efficiencies to slow the hands of the clock.  But the way of life which the solutions would maintain, … Continue reading

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NOTES FROM SOMEWHERE – PREAMBLE TO PART TWO

Let’s get some things straight.  When I speak of capitalism, I mean so in Adam Smith’s sense and not in that of the Adam Smith Institute.  Adam’s invisible hand was for the freed ingenuity and dexterity of labour to work … Continue reading

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