CSP: 'The faculty which I call abstractive observation is one which ordinary people perfectly recognize, but for which the theories of philosophers sometimes hardly leave room. It is a familiar experience to every human being to wish for something quite beyond his present means, and to follow that wish by the question, 'Should I wish for that thing just the same, if I had ample means to gratify it?" To answer that question, he searches his heart, and in doing so makes what I term an abstractive observation. He makes in his imagination a sort of skeleton diagram, or outline sketch, of himself, considers what modifications the hypothetical state of things would require to be made in that picture, and then examines it, that is, observes what he has imagined, to see whether the same ardent desire is there to be discerned. By such a process, which is at bottom very much like mathematical reasoning, we can reach conclusions as to what would be true of signs in all cases, so lo…
Feed-in Tariffs Rule, and This is Why (Video) : TreeHugger: "FITs guarantee an owner of a renewable energy project a premium price for every unit of electricity or heat generated over a 15-20 year period of time. That premium is designed to give the owner "a reasonable rate of return" and is changed on a set schedule as technology costs come down, with room to make immediate changes when needed. (In fact, Germany and other European countries have made major changes to their FITs over the last year as the price and cost of solar PV has dropped dramatically.)"
It was thoughtless to base everything on fossil fuels. But more pertinently disease is generally the product of thoughtlessness. Thoughtlessness of all kinds. Not taking the time needed to ask is this the way it should be. We all do this. It is part of our common hubris. The way out is thoughtful and considerate community, not lying, prevaricating, macho society.
Occupy goes back to TahrirTahrir goes back to the MagnificatNo one more misunderstood than MaryNo virgin sheFor the true miracle is that Jesus' divinity sprung from the human messAnd that Abba works within each of us toTeach us how to occupy this globe he gave to usMary in the MagnificatDreams of scattering the wickedAnd bringing down the proudWhich is what the ontological values of Abba Deep within every human being (If we have eyes to see)Are designed to being aboutDemocracy toleranceNon-idolatry helpfulnessOccupy goes back to TahrirThere must have been some reason MaryMonths past the MagniificatShe shared with ElizabethFled down to EgyptShe left a little dream dust in TahrirThis is Mary's century Global Online Privacy
Here Comes the Sun - Digg: ""So it’s worth pointing out that special treatment for fracking makes a mockery of free-market principles. Pro-fracking politicians claim to be against subsidies, yet letting an industry impose costs without paying compensation is in effect a huge subsidy." Agreed."
Here Comes Solar Energy - NYTimes.com: "Our mastery of the material world, on the other hand, has advanced much more slowly. The sources of energy, the way we move stuff around, are much the same as they were a generation ago."