box, solar system, whatever. someone finally published a paper correlating the mostly quite regular patterns of periodic extinctions to the earth’s position and rotation relative to the big life-giving fireball.
thank you thank you.
i’m still waiting for the chart of global warming as function of krispy kreme donuts consumed by al gore. used to like that guy, a lot, but these days, i’d file him under ‘road to hell is paved with good intentions’.
sparing you the big rant on this one, for today at least, if we’re going to really understand the biology of our planet, we must first stop acting like environmental imperialists. our ecosystem has been here much longer than we have, it’s seen greater threats than chevron.
humankind has always loved to overexaggerate its stunning strength and dominance over, well, everything. but perhaps the most inconvenient truth of all is this: progress will not ever happen until we stop infantilizing the environment, and begin acting as its appointed stewards.