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Wibble: A marble: floating in the middle of nothing

The Long Slow Goodbye Our world is dying. We are killing it. We pride ourselves on our adaptability, Yet we are locked in an anachronistic worldview: One that deludes us into believing That what once was will ever be. It’s …

2018-05-18 15:50   Click to comment

Wibble: Duplicity in the Duplex?

Bhavik Naik over at Bhavik’s Blurs introduced me to ‘Google Duplex‘ the other day, in a post entitled ‘Is Google taking it too far?‘ Here’s a four minute video demonstration of Google Duplex in action: Pretty impressive, no? As well …

2018-05-16 15:50   Click to comment

Wibble: Recognizing the Mother of Global Warming

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week: University of California at Santa Barbara: By all rights, Eunice Newton Foote should be a household name. More than a century and a half ago, Foote was part of one of…

2018-05-13 16:39   Click to comment

Wibble: Why do we have time zones: time for change?

A few years ago I wrote a blog post on the topic of the total muddle that’s caused by the lack of a commonly accepted standard date format. Today, I’m going to waffle on about something similar. Before standard time …

2018-05-09 15:50   Click to comment

Wibble: Climate Change Elevator Pitch: Eric Rignot

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week: ? One of my favorite little series, sparked by an idea from John Cook. Along with John I interviewed scientists at the 2014 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco.…

2018-05-06 21:26   Click to comment

Wibble: May the Fourth be with you

I’ve just discovered that I’ve been nominated for the ‘three day quote challenge’ by rayoflight144. Very kind of you, ray, thank you. I’m not entirely certain of the rules of this ‘challenge’. I think I have to come up with …

2018-05-05 00:52   Click to comment

Wibble: Will the plastics industry be the next target of the merchants of doubt?

A riddle for you: What has three words, eight letters and one meaning? My blog following now stands at 381. This number is special to me because it says 3-8-1, and to me that says “I love you”. I do …

2018-05-02 15:50   Click to comment

Wibble: Why Some Blogging Goals Are Bad

Originally posted on Wading in Wisdom: Goals are supposed to be this thing that lead us down a productive path. But, sadly this isn’t always the case. In fact, sometimes it would be better if we just didn’t make them…

2018-05-02 05:42   Click to comment

Wibble: How Wolves Change Rivers

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent for nearly 70 years, the most remarkable 'trophic cascade' occurred. In this short film, George Monbiot explains what a trophic cascade is, and how wolves do actually change rivers.

2018-04-25 15:50   Click to comment

Wibble: Lunar Lander

For two hundred thousand years, humanity trundled along. And then the industrial revolution happened — and things took off… I recall, as a young boy, watching the Apollo 11 Moon landing. I remember looking forward to the day when I …

2018-04-18 15:50   Click to comment

Wibble: Understanding the exponential function

Professor Albert Bartlett famously said: The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function. One of the reasons that this is a ‘shortcoming’ is simply that the term ‘exponential function‘ is obscure to many. …

2018-04-11 15:50   Click to comment

Wibble: Yeah, I got Issues about Climate Change.. Turns out a Lot of People do..

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week: What about it? Reuters: NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Depression and anxiety afflict Americans who are concerned with the fate of the environment, according to a study of the mental…

2018-04-08 14:25   Click to comment

Wibble: How to increase your blog following

TL;DR ~~ Using the floaty ‘Follow’ button in WordPress only makes posts visible in the WordPress Reader. If you want to ‘follow’ someone and be notified by email when they post, you need to ‘follow by email’, which is different. …

2018-04-04 15:50   Click to comment

Wibble: Seeing three dimensions in two dimensions

Let me tell you right off the bat here that this isn’t an April Fool’s post. I promise you that. I’ve just learned from The Observation Post that April is apparently ‘National Humor Month’*; this post isn’t meant to be …

2018-04-01 15:23   Click to comment

Wibble: Climbing the Ladder of Awareness

Just so there can be no doubt, the following are not my words, they belong to Paul Chefurka. I reproduce them here because I believe they are insightful and worth repeating. Climbing the Ladder of Awareness by Paul Chefurka …

2018-03-28 15:50   Click to comment

Wibble: The main character in ‘The Wooden Groat’

So, anyway, I wrote this short story. It’s called ‘The Wooden Groat’. And I thought that the main character’s name was Andy, Andy Fletcher. There are two other characters in the story: one is Bernard Marlin, the other is Gerry …

2018-03-27 21:37   Click to comment

Wibble: The litany against FB

Hat tip to Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary for pointing me at this video: Here are some words I wrote a few years ago (ok, so most of them belong to Frank Herbert, they’re taken from his fabulous Dune saga)… I must not …

2018-03-21 14:50   Click to comment

Wibble: Data Driven: Colbert on Cambridge Analytica

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Finally, someone goes on air to highlight the dissonance between the mouthings and the motives of the advertising industry. Oh, and some other stuff, about Facebook… Climate Denial Crock of the Week View original post

2018-03-21 06:29   Click to comment

Wibble: New writers start here: Scribophile

I recently joined an online writing community called ‘Scribophile‘, following a recommendation from fellow blogger DHH. Scribophile’s website is very well designed. There are the usual personal profile pages, forum, blog and FAQ, but for me the main draw is …

2018-03-17 15:34   Click to comment

Wibble: Poetry word cloud

Originally posted on Blue Sky Days 365: I’ve been playing around on This is the word cloud of my poetry text, shaped as a heart as “love” is my most often used word with 22 occurrences in 52 poems… what can…

2018-03-15 22:42   Click to comment

Wibble: The Cube Project: a cure for homelessness?

The Cube Project designs and builds low-energy microhomes in partnership with Bolton Buildings. So far, they have developed three models: QB1, QB2 and QB3. From their website: QB3 is a development of an idea that we first explored in a building …

2018-03-14 14:50   Click to comment

Wibble: Magkaugnay | Opinion

Originally posted on Random Musings: Magkaugnay is a Filipino term more or less meaning interconnected. This feels like it is the best word I can relate geology to, at least as of the moment. Seeing the daily prompt, Gorge, I…

2018-03-13 17:31   Click to comment

Wibble: World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice

Following on from that, I present this, from here, courtesy of Sir Charles: please read. Twenty-five years ago, the Union of Concerned Scientists and more than 1700 independent scientists, including the majority of living Nobel laureates in the sciences, penned …

2018-03-11 21:03   Click to comment

Wibble: From 1985: Warnings from Carl Sagan and Al Gore

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Climate deniers will have a hard time explaining these to their grandchildren, the kids who are now woke to the disasters they’ve been served by  blindness and greed. Astounding find by…

2018-03-11 17:11   Click to comment

Wibble: Blogger Appreciation Award

I don’t normally do ‘awards’. But this one is different: Ang4him of My Journey to Imperfection has publicly acknowledged me for trying to help others; it would be churlish to refuse. Thank you, Ang4him. Also, it gives me an excuse …

2018-03-10 14:21   Click to comment

Wibble: The dark side of the moon

This short wibblette is especially for Sue of Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary, who wondered recently “What is on the dark side of the Moon?”. “There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact, it’s all dark.” — Pink Floyd, …

2018-03-07 14:50   Click to comment

Wibble: Sacrilege

Gaia, swirling heaven. Mankind blossoms, then explodes; the end: just deserts?

2018-03-06 10:44   Click to comment

Wibble: When life began there were no Baily’s beads

This is the last (currently) of some articles I intended as a connected series. If you have the time, you may appreciate visiting the others first (assuming you haven’t already): We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself …

2018-03-03 15:00   Click to comment

Wibble: The MLK quote I can’t stand…

Originally posted on Russellings of the Spirit: I am a fan and admirer of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. His sermons and speeches arouse hope and a passion for justice in my heart. But honestly, there is one…

2018-03-01 19:41   Click to comment

Wibble: An ironic situation — and a request

I've been trying to figure out how to reach folks -- mainly newcomers to Wordpress -- who don't have their Gravatars set up

2018-02-28 15:00   Click to comment

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