Blog and Books- a philosophical point of view

  • Shouldn’t Alaska Have State Ecosystem Services Mapping?

    Why be primitive or last place in trying to map the ecosystem services of the state or nation one lives in? Alaska could probably have the entire state’s ecosystem services mapped with some sort of federally financed, state operated program. Germany has done it… https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318252191_Germany’s_Ecosystem_Services_-_State_of_the_Indicator_Development_for_a_Nationwide_Assessment_and_Monitoring https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/social-sciences/mapping-ecosystem-services https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304571223_National_ecosystem_services_mapping_at_multiple_scales_-_The_German_exemplar It is possible that the EU https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/mapping-europes-ecosystems-1 is […]

  • A Chess Game I liked

    I played black in this game. https://lichess.org/lfJ7gNll/black [Event “Rated Blitz game”][Site “https://lichess.org/lfJ7gNll”%5D[Date “2023.01.31”][White “BibhutiKagyung”][Black “Tempofswoop”][Result “0-1”][UTCDate “2023.01.31”][UTCTime “20:01:48”][WhiteElo “1463”][BlackElo “1451”][WhiteRatingDiff “-6”][BlackRatingDiff “+6”][Variant “Standard”][TimeControl “180+0”][ECO “B01”][Opening “Scandinavian Defense”][Termination “Normal”][Annotator “lichess.org”]

  • Ecosystem Services and Post-Modernist Criteria

    Plainly monetizing and commodifying ecosystem services with neo-liberal market criteria should be used as an advisory evaluation for government planners rather than as fungible things-for-themselves. In a way money itself- e.g. cryptocurrency, is commodified and relative with volatile values for what people are willing to pay in addition to its utility for avoiding taxation. Ecosystem […]

  • An Ecosystems Services Practice Exercise

    Ecosystem services are a way to evaluate (find value) of natural ecosystem services like providing air to breathe, clean water, etc. In the course I am taking on line one of the exercises is to make a theoretical model where ecosystem service are being valued. In theory different groups use different ecosystem services impacting one […]

  • Police Reform May be a Race Issue

    Police reform in the U.S.A. is a hot topic for Democrats and particulary blacks. Federal reforms tend to be universal fixes that break a lot of eggs to make minority omlets. My ideas on the topic are general and inexpert. Yet I will write them, or summarize them anyway. White people are fairly satisfied with […]

  • Woke-Atheist Axis of Religious Oppression at Social Media

    This is something of a placeholder for more on the topic later. The subject was occasioned by my online encounter with a wikipedia article on the relation between science and religion. The article is heavily biased toward the atheist point of view and editing of the article showing errors are deleted overnight by the woke […]

  • Reform Capitalism and Political Economy to Recognize Ecosystem Services

    Capitalism needs to be reformed with the global ecosphere becoming an element. Ecosystem services that find a value for environmental services have the problem of being too local and lacking in cognizance of the networked or essential unity of all system and the greater cost of deleting parts of it. Numerous studies including some mentioned […]

  • Knowledge of Nature; Abstract, Subjective and Local? parts 1-2

    The question” Is local knowledge determined by nature” is as clear as mud; what is local knowledge, what is nature and so forth. One might as well ask the Cartesian question and reply cogito ergo sum and decide that experience is an existential affair. Knowledge is knowledge and people know what they know so far […]

  • Is Knowledge of Nature Neo-Local, Abstract and Subjective?

    The question” Is local knowledge determined by nature” is as clear as mud; what is local knowledge, what is nature and so forth. One might as well ask the Cartesian question and reply cogito ergo sum and decide that experience is an existential affair. Knowledge is knowledge and people know what they know so far […]

  • Could Gator Burgers Replace Cowburgers?

    Because cattle are so harmful to global warming reduction areas and require large amounts of grassland to feed (or even grains) phasing them out and keeping just a few for pets and free ranging in the wild in some locations could be a natural evolution. What could replace them on the American menu? You may […]

  • Should Repub Congress Ask Mexico to Join U.S.A.?

    The Democrat Party has created and maintained a perennial border crisis allowing more than a half million foreigners to illegally cross in to the U.S.A. every month. For years and even decades that party has sabotaged U.S. internal security and swollen the ranks of illegal workers that have several adverse effects on the American economy. […]

  • Trading Public Goods in the Market and Scarcity

    I don’t believe that capital is a concept created by the Judaeo-Christian culture. Capital I.m.o. is a fundamental quantification of anything and giving it a value as a thing-in-itself. Value in turn is a function of scarcity. Abundant water in rainfall for example is less valued than rare water in a desert to users. A […]

  • Ecopluralism vs Ecohomo Global Reductionism

    What is presently named biodiversity to portray an abundance of species flora and fauna is being reduced toward the disaster of ecohomo monism over time. If the sole existing life form on Earth is mankind that species may be doomed. Classical economics exploits the wealth of ecopluralism and prioritizes to the exclusion of everything else […]

  • Mass is a Secondary Quality of Energy Embedded in the Higgs Field/Relativity

    I had a dream or something like that this morning that brought me to consider relativity in the Higgs field as if I was going to explain it to a class of non-mathematicians like myself. I looked at Google search about the field equations for general relativity and got a couple of useful, succinct paragraphs… […]

  • The Von Biden Plan Sends 30 M1 Tanks to Ukraine Front of Nascent Third World War

    One might wonder about the battlefield changes of the Ukraine war brought on by President Biden’s continuing willingness to send weapons and cash to Ukraine. Sending tanks, HIMARS and Patriot Missiles to influence the course of the war is a fairly aggressive posture. Ukraine has already used HIMARS to attack inside Russia. Tanks are a […]

  • Lakers in Good Posich to Win a Few Games

    The Lakers are in a good position to win a few games more without damaging their 2023 first round N.B.A. draft position. The Pelicans have the right to swap first round pick with the lakers because of the Anthony Davis trade, and the Pelicans are ranked fourth in the Western Division and the Laker’s twelth […]

  • UKNEA UK National Ecosystem Assessment Rusted-Why It wasn’t used

    UKNEA was Britain’s national environmental assessment. It was made and not given a screenplay and used as a five year plan or whatever the House of Lords and Commons might have made if they were particularly inspired one day by Vladimir Illyich Lenin. Not being a Brit, its challenging for me to say why the […]

  • Revision of Ecosystem Services Economic Use 1

    I started a new course on Ecosystem services that has a game in it to illustrate points about the costs of selecting or using land for producing food for humans with agriculture and ranching. Ecosystems provide free services to the human economy that may or may not be sustainable. They provide free grass for grazing […]

  • Ecosystem Services and Trade Offs

    I started a new course on Ecosystem services that has a game in it to illustrate points about the costs of selecting or using land for producing food for humans with agriculture and ranching. Ecosystems provide free services to the human economy that may or may not be sustainable. They provide free grass for grazing […]

  • A Few More Recent Poems (video)

    I read a few.

  • Anchorage is the Miserableist City?

    Viewing a news article one click bait add placed ‘the most miserable city in America’ in Alaska. I guessed it was Anchorage and clicked on the link. It turned out that there were 50 pages with one city per page each to go through to see the number one spot so I shut it down. […]

  • Historical Video Game Builds and Hair of the Dog Ice Cream

    If there was an ice cream named Hair of the Dog that would make for innumerable Humphrey Bogart comedy lines. If playing video games built with accurate historical settings, scripts. reconstructions and movements one could take a break in game play with a bowl of Hair of the Dog. I would think the coursera.org course […]

  • Should the U.S. Prioritize Ending the Ukraine War with Far Eastern Ukraine Going to Russia?

    The United States is funding a war in Ukraine with billions and billions of dollars and equipment going to that nation to prop up its military power. When all that required for peace is to recognize Russia’s historical and arguably valid claims to be the real owners of much of Ukraine would the rational thing […]

  • The Fall and Rise of Jerusalem

    I finished a course this morning that was greatly informative concerning Israel, Jerusalem and its historical position amidst the turmoil and evolution of civilizations from those of Mesopotamia and Egypt to Persia and the Hellenistic period. It has extra-Biblical sources, archaeology and the Bible as history and literature to examine what occurred during the period […]

  • Post-Modern Democrats Build Dictatorship of the Proletariat

    I realized that the Democrat party’s forceful approach in government infused with the convenience of post-modernist moral and truth relativism; with an intolerance for dissent or respect for political pluralism, is what karl Marx meant when he invented the term Dictatorship of the Proletariat. In a Dictatorship of the Proletariat individuals may have any opinion […]