Slate Article (pointer copied from sl4 list)

2004-03-06 Thread Keith Henson
Amusing article--Keith Henson http://slate.msn.com/id/2096491/entry/2096506/ How Will the Universe End? A cosmic detective story about the demise of the world, in three parts. By Jim Holt ... What could our descendants possibly look like a trillion trillion trillion years from now, when

War Gods?

2004-03-07 Thread Keith Henson
gods would probably be better. I am not far from having the first draft of this article done. If any are interested in reviewing the draft, send me a note. Keith Henson ** Evolutionary Psychology, Memes, The Origin of War, and Empowering Women (Tentative title) By H. Keith Henson

Re: I think I almost died last night

2004-03-08 Thread Keith Henson
At 02:35 PM 08/03/04 -0600, you wrote: Since I've been posting during the day, I'm sure most of you guessed that I'm not at work today. snip It sound like you did inhale a tiny bit of reflux. That will certainly cause what you experienced. Keith Henson

RE: Terrorists Win in Spain

2004-03-16 Thread Keith Henson
of salt. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

zebras' muscles

2004-03-22 Thread Keith Henson
Cooperation urged on invasives AIBS meeting participants say US Department of Homeland Security could coordinate efforts | By Eugene Russo WASHINGTON, DC¬óPolicymakers are not doing nearly enough to curb the negative ecological and economic consequences of invasive species, biologists said

RE: Winning the War on Terror

2004-03-28 Thread Keith Henson
children. This psychological mechanisms involved were shaped by millions of years living as social primates in tribal societies. The reason some Islamic countries are generating suicide warriors is that the women are raising kids faster than the economy expands. More detail if anyone wants it. Keith

Re: Bush's brand new enemy is the truth

2004-03-29 Thread Keith Henson
to kill all the opposition males and take the females on as extra wives. That's no longer politically correct. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Rating the Presidents Re: Bush's brand new enemy is the truth

2004-03-30 Thread Keith Henson
At 08:32 AM 30/03/04 -0500, you wrote: At 06:55 PM 3/29/2004 -0500 Keith Henson wrote: Bush is considered to be (and might be) the worst president in US history. By whom? Google Results 1 - 10 of about 1,080 for worst president in US history Bush. (0.22 seconds) to be fair, Google Results 1

Meta Level was Winning the War on Terror

2004-04-01 Thread Keith Henson
, perhaps hundreds of millions. Hunter gatherer tribes would sometimes kill everyone in an attacking tribe though they usually just killed the males. Will it go that far? It's hard to say, it certainly did in Rwanda. Keith Henson ___ http

RE: Meta Level was Winning the War on Terror

2004-04-02 Thread Keith Henson
) massively impair rational thinking. This is because genes that turned off rational thinking in some circumstances did better over the long haul. If you can find a flaw in my reasoning on this subject, I would be very interested in hearing about it. Keith Henson (from the above URL) From AD 1150

RE: Meta Level (was Winning the War on Terror)

2004-04-02 Thread Keith Henson
At 02:32 PM 02/04/04 -0800, you wrote: Keith Henson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: snippage I wrote one of the earliest popular articles on memes MEMETICS AND THE MODULAR-MIND in Analog (1987). snip I put the pointers up for historical context. light. Even if they were harmful when they started

RE: Meta Level was Winning the War on Terror

2004-04-02 Thread Keith Henson
about the brain, mind, and behavior is changing how scientists approach old topics, and opening up new ones. Did the expansion below help? You are welcome to ask questions, people on other lists have discussed this till it became clear to them. Keith Henson -Original Message- From

Re: Meta Level was Winning the War on Terror

2004-04-03 Thread Keith Henson
scale would be the time when our ancestors were living at the ecological limit as hunter gatherers in small tribes--upwards of a million years. With me so far? Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Meta Level was Winning the War on Terror

2004-04-06 Thread Keith Henson
At 05:01 PM 06/04/04 -0400, you wrote: Keith Henson wrote that times of trouble tend to make for a spread in xenophobic notions. He said that idea came from evolutionary psychology. Regarding evolutionary psychology, Gautam Mukunda wrote My problem ... It struck me as a just so story

Re: Meta Level was Winning the War on Terror

2004-04-06 Thread Keith Henson
out. Talks about nasty disfunctional feedback loops! Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Meta Level was Winning the War on Terror

2004-04-07 Thread Keith Henson
At 02:31 PM 07/04/04 -0400, you wrote: Keith Henson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote It's worst than that. The natives of Easter Island ... went at each other with rocks ... True, but that tells us nothing as to whether the capability of developing `xenophobic memes' comes as the result

Re: Meta Level was Winning the War on Terror

2004-04-10 Thread Keith Henson
At 08:43 AM 09/04/04 -02-30, you wrote: From: Keith Henson [EMAIL PROTECTED] Reply-To: Killer Bs Discussion [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Killer Bs Discussion [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Meta Level was Winning the War on Terror Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2004 20:12:43 -0400 We know that you don't get wars

Re: Meta Level was Winning the War on Terror

2004-04-12 Thread Keith Henson
At 10:16 PM 12/04/04 +, you wrote: --===1943412254== (I just received your message of 7 April.) Keith Henson wrote The model of evolutionary psychology ... is that any observed feature in a species is either the direct result of the feature being selected

Re: Brin: More on the environmental movement

2004-04-23 Thread Keith Henson
At 06:18 PM 22/04/04 -0700, you wrote: Thanks for sending this. My response is complex so please let me put it into context. snip ... and so on. The latest, attacking Kerrey's war record, shows just how biliously crazy these people are. 6) It is rooted, of course, in the us-vs-them attitude

Re: It's not my problem

2004-05-11 Thread Keith Henson
injustice being done is too small to have an effect even on a relatively small (40-50k tops in the USA) cult like scientology. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Disturbing evidence of torture

2004-05-09 Thread Keith Henson
. There are about 100 million people who pay taxes in the US. So each 100 people's share would be $25,000, or $250 per taxpayer. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: Disturbing evidence of torture

2004-05-08 Thread Keith Henson
tribe gets attacked, it pay your genes to attack back, even to take high risks of being killed while defending your tribe because the alternative--being killed--is worse for your genes.. Evolutionary psychology is really a bleak science. Keith Henson PS. We need to map what turns

Re: Disturbing evidence of torture

2004-05-04 Thread Keith Henson
At 10:26 PM 04/05/04 -0500, ulia Thompson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: snip At the risk of drawing a lot of fire from all quarters: It occurred to me that perhaps the thing to do is to identify all the people who participated in the torture-for-amusement, and turn them over to the Iraqi people. Some

Re: The Savage Solution

2004-05-20 Thread Keith Henson
structure, I don't know what would be harder to put over, female empowerment/reducing the birth rate or displacing oil as an energy source. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: The Savage Solution

2004-05-20 Thread Keith Henson
started to recover somewhat. Then, with enough to eat, war mode switched off. It is a dire and depressing business to realize that genes optimized in the stone age to cope with periodic privation of hunter gatherers are now pulling strings attached to nukes. Keith Henson PS. It is almost as bad

Re: The Savage Solution

2004-05-20 Thread Keith Henson
of women who present battered at hospitals will be found to be loaded with endorphins and dopamine. At some level the experience of being battered is chemically rewarding. Such a test might be used to sort out the women who really did fall down a flight of stairs from the battered ones. Keith

Re: The Savage Solution

2004-05-22 Thread Keith Henson
At 11:06 PM 21/05/04 -0500, you wrote: - Original Message - From: Keith Henson [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Killer Bs Discussion [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 9:22 PM Subject: Re: The Savage Solution Now I can't see *any* logic for battering behavior for either the man

Re: Bullying and Battering

2004-05-23 Thread Keith Henson
and Cathars, be killed, even his own men, since God will know his own. 20,000 were killed. http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathar Second, Bruderhof abuse in Google lists almost 3000 pages. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Bullying and Battering

2004-05-25 Thread Keith Henson
to make infection with a dangerous parasite less likely. (This may be less true in today's memetic ecosystem than it was in the past.) Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Cults vs Religions, was Bullying and Battering

2004-05-25 Thread Keith Henson
At 11:09 PM 25/05/04 -0400, you wrote: Keith Henson wrote: snip The distinction between cults and religions is real and useful. Cults are outright parasites, religions are the same mental parasites that have co-evolved with their hosts long enough to become more useful than harmful. Takes

Re: Cults vs Religions, was Bullying and Battering

2004-05-26 Thread Keith Henson
At 07:45 AM 26/05/04 -0400, David wrote: Keith Henson wrote: snip You might be right on this point, but there were a lot of dangerous cults about in the past. For example the children's crusades in 1212 resulted in a few tens of thousands dying. So the claim would be that during

Re: Cults vs Religions, was Bullying and Battering

2004-05-26 Thread Keith Henson
At 09:38 PM 26/05/04 -0400, I wrote: Try scientology discordians OTO masons mormons in Google. Sorry, Google.groups. Keith ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Archbishop Chaput of Denver

2004-06-06 Thread Keith Henson
of Christ when he was alive. Of course the same number would have been part of Judas and every other person who lived at the time. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Brin: Memes

2004-06-18 Thread Keith Henson
that technologically advanced peoples have developed largely because they have been without widespread privation for a long time. Comment David? Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Terrorism too close to home...

2004-07-26 Thread Keith Henson
* it is by rational standards *stupid.* But then if the genes are going to induce suicidal attacks, they have to induce non-rational behavior. So wonder no longer why people make stupid decisions in wars, irrational optimisms under these circumstances has been wired into your fricking genes. Keith

Re: Terrorism too close to home...

2004-07-26 Thread Keith Henson
, Axelrod's Evolution of Cooperation, and at least one of William Calvin's books, Ascent of Mind being a bit dated but very good. Round this out with some of Jane Goodall's books on chimps. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: marketing is evil, why it must be eradicated

2004-08-24 Thread Keith Henson
recalculating angular differences for diameter relative to distance, for hitting a marketer's brain at 6 feet, using a Howitzer. My wife has a comment on this. Brainwashing shrinks brains. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Rape (was: The Mercies of The Vatican)

2004-09-04 Thread Keith Henson
) should be expected to fail. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: KEP part 2 L3

2004-09-06 Thread Keith Henson
our own predators.) So if you don't want Houston to turn into a situation like the Sudan, keep the population growth below the economic growth. This involves empowering women and being sure they have the technology to limit the number of children they have. Simple as that. Keith Henson

Re: KEP part 2 L3

2004-09-06 Thread Keith Henson
At 03:39 PM 06/09/04 -0500, you wrote: - Original Message - From: Keith Henson [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Killer Bs Discussion [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, September 06, 2004 3:06 PM Subject: Re: KEP part 2 L3 At 10:09 AM 06/09/04 -0500, Dan M. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: - Original

Book Review Nano No spoilers (not much to spoil)

2004-09-09 Thread Keith Henson
the heck out of you. Keith Henson PS If you want an example of high adventure that does not violate physical laws try _The Revolution from Rosinante_ by Alexis A Gilliland. A bit dated (1981) but still it has an excellent treatment of computers that transcend humans and are starting to take care

Fwd: some thoughts and quotes.

2004-09-13 Thread Keith Henson
Here's a thought: Ghengiz Khan's genes appear in 8% of modern Chinese population - that's an amazing new finding indicating how systematically and effectively he used his harem. Probably more effectively than any other ruler. I don't think it was the Chinese population. I think it was

Re: Topics of interest.

2004-09-14 Thread Keith Henson
] And please send me a blind cc. If you want to spread this to other places/list, please do. I was going to put this information on a web site, www.operatingthetan.com, but the guy who runs that is awful busy at the moment. Much appreciate your mentioning my plight David. Keith Henson PS

Re: Topics of interest.

2004-09-14 Thread Keith Henson
gross. Some of you know me in real life and many by my writing and reputation. How you know me and how long is worth mentioning. Much thanks, Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Of interest to authors?

2004-10-17 Thread Keith Henson
. There is nothing like functional MRI to gain insight into how minds work. :-) Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: One Flu over the Cookoo's Nest

2004-10-21 Thread Keith Henson
At 10:57 PM 20/10/04 -0700, Doug wrote: They could, of course, salvage the whole lot by treating it with radiation. Keith Think the shortage of flu vaccine is just bad luck? http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A18795-2004Oct8.html Britain: U.S. Told Of Vaccine Shortage LONDON, Oct. 8 --

Re: Who does GWB think he is?

2004-10-22 Thread Keith Henson
, but unless someone wants more I will cut it off here. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: A Question about Tolerance

2004-10-26 Thread Keith Henson
for the warriors of the society killing some alien tribe or internal identifiable group. Dire business. If model is correct, then it provides a science based reason to put shoes on the women (i.e., empower them and be sure they have the technology to limit the number of children they have). Keith Henson

Re: Hypothetical Uplift question

2004-11-28 Thread Keith Henson
? Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

9/11 and Iraq was God Is With Us

2004-12-25 Thread Keith Henson
case, there is a solid connection between 9/11 and the war in Iraq. Keith Henson PS. Don't tell me I swapped it around, I know that. :-) ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Irregulars question: hardware suckz :-/

2004-12-26 Thread Keith Henson
or two, they will outlast the computer going obsolete. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Irregulars question: hardware suckz :-/

2004-12-26 Thread Keith Henson
At 09:51 AM 26/12/04 -0500, you wrote: snip If you oil the fans every year or two, they will outlast the computer going obsolete. Pictures here. http://www.dansdata.com/fanmaint.htm ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Earthquake tsunami in Asia

2004-12-26 Thread Keith Henson
think there has been any opposition to it for at least the last 20 years. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Irregulars question: hardware suckz :-/

2004-12-26 Thread Keith Henson
At 12:55 AM 27/12/04 +, you wrote: Keith Henson wrote: My CPU cooler is behaving strangely: it sometimes spins, other times doesn't. Which means that I have to chance the damned thing. Problem: is there any way to _remove_ it without breaking everything? Typically you can release

Re: Irregulars question: hardware suckz :-/

2004-12-27 Thread Keith Henson
At 03:07 PM 27/12/04 +, you wrote: Keith Henson wrote: But then I will not be able to _buy_ a new one! Why not? You know what kind of processor you have and there are only a few kind of heat sinks. But what is the point of buying a new one if I don't fknow how to remove the old one

RE: Earthquake tsunami in Asia

2004-12-27 Thread Keith Henson
At 02:43 PM 26/12/04 -0500, you wrote: Huh? You mean plate tectonics? Google Results 1 - 10 of about 311,000 for plate tectonics This is *the* established underlying geological knowledge base if that is what you were taking about. Actually, I was searching for something like: earthquakes

Fun with the cult

2005-02-03 Thread Keith Henson
over a year working on the story. These URLs won't be up long. Enjoy! Keith Henson Day 1 http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20050130/1056567.asp http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20050130/1055254.asp http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20050130/1056545.asp Day 2 http://www.buffalonews.com

Re: Bill Moyers: There is no tomorrow

2005-02-06 Thread Keith Henson
Jarod Diamond's Collapse to see what he has to say on this matter. It's excellent. I think my work in EP and wars is a little ahead of what he writes, but his work is very supportive of mine. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: the budget

2005-02-18 Thread Keith Henson
it all in ways that generate so much economic growth that new tax revenues will quickly erase the deficit. What a joke. Not really. These people expect the rapture, and that takes care of all the money problems. Of course, they might *get* the techno-rapture, nanotech/AI and the like. Keith

A time for war.

2005-03-17 Thread Keith Henson
energy can be developed and built before wars sap the economy so much we can't get out short of a massive die off. Interesting times. http://hawk.fab2.albany.edu/sidebar/sidebar.htm Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: sci am editorial

2005-03-21 Thread Keith Henson
At 05:26 PM 21/03/05 -0800, you wrote: I don't know if this is for real. Oughta be. I think the next to last line telegraphs what you can expect. Keith Henson An upcoming* Scientific America editorial: There's no easy way to admit this. For years, helpful letter writers told us to stick

Re: Faith, Hope, and Decision Making

2005-04-16 Thread Keith Henson
not be offended by concepts that require understanding evolution. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Abortion and war

2005-04-17 Thread Keith Henson
into the billions of deaths. (Easter Island war model.) The other hope is technology advancing fast enough to support current and projected populations in style. This too has serious drawbacks. (Singularity) I don't see how we can avoid one or the other in the next 20 years. Keith Henson

Re: Br!n: Re: more neocons

2005-04-26 Thread Keith Henson
. And social consensus springs from a tribe of related people doing what was best to get their genes into the next generation. Depressing. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Br!n: Re: more neocons

2005-04-26 Thread Keith Henson
At 07:53 PM 26/04/05 -0400, Maru wrote: On 4/26/05, Keith Henson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: snip Agreed. Further, I think I can describe what it takes, namely an expanding economy, to keep a population in a mode where it extends human to all. In stone age times where there was plenty of room

Re: Earth has developed a slight eccentricity in its orbit...

2005-04-30 Thread Keith Henson
the comments the people near us had read the books at least. I was surprised that such people existed in a smallish town in Canada. BTW, if you see it, stay to the end of the credits or you will miss an interesting part. Keith Henson ___ http

Re: Co-dependency

2005-05-01 Thread Keith Henson
in people involved in wars (both sides). Of course most of the overpopulated Islamic world is facing a bleak future, much more so than a generation or two ago. So the US provoked 9/11 by simply existing. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman

Re: Co-dependency

2005-05-01 Thread Keith Henson
that activates capture bonding/Stockholm syndrome. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Co-dependency

2005-05-01 Thread Keith Henson
At 10:13 PM 01/05/05 -0500, Ronn!Blankenship wrote: At 09:59 PM Sunday 5/1/2005, Keith Henson wrote: At 09:37 PM 01/05/05 -0500, Dan Minette wrote: snip With all due respect, Keith, how familiar are you with the literature on abusers returning to their spouse? I understand why you want to explain

Re: Co-dependency

2005-05-02 Thread Keith Henson
At 10:26 PM 01/05/05 -0500, Dan Minette wrote: - Original Message - From: Keith Henson [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Killer Bs Discussion brin-l@mccmedia.com Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 9:59 PM Subject: Re: Co-dependency At 09:37 PM 01/05/05 -0500, Dan Minette wrote: snip With all due respect

Re: Co-dependency

2005-05-02 Thread Keith Henson
At 03:29 AM 02/05/05 -0500, you wrote: At 03:11 AM Monday 5/2/2005, Keith Henson wrote: [snipped for brevity] That's not an experiment where the experimental procedure induces capture-bonding by confinement and abusive treatment. Fortunately. And as I pointed out, and you confirmed

Re: Br!n: Re: more neocons

2005-05-03 Thread Keith Henson
At 09:00 PM 02/05/05 -0400, Maru wrote: On 4/26/05, Keith Henson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: At 07:53 PM 26/04/05 -0400, Maru wrote: snip US- just about any war. See the Civil War. Was the enthusiasm on both sides for a blood bath a result of disastrous, prolonged depression? That one I have

Re: Br!n: Re: more neocons

2005-05-03 Thread Keith Henson
--perhaps a few decades. If anyone has pointers to decent numeric data, please let me know. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Permission Slips Re: blah, blah, blah . . .

2005-05-05 Thread Keith Henson
At 04:58 PM 05/05/05 -0700, Dave wrote: snip And, naturally, anti-religious belief. There is a God and there is no God are equally statements of faith. Of course, There is no God but we regret this fact and are working to correct it. is the project statement for the friendly AI project. Keith

Re: Permission Slips Re: blah, blah, blah . . .

2005-05-06 Thread Keith Henson
in the last 30 years that's an amazing statement. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Garry Kasparov was a Steel-Drivin' Man...

2005-05-06 Thread Keith Henson
laying machines. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Garry Kasparov was a Steel-Drivin' Man...

2005-05-06 Thread Keith Henson
might be right. It has been a really long time since I was a kid. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Garry Kasparov was a Steel-Drivin' Man...

2005-05-06 Thread Keith Henson
At 01:11 PM 06/05/05 -0700, Warren Ockrassa wrote: On May 6, 2005, at 6:39 AM, Keith Henson wrote: At 02:52 AM 06/05/05 -0700, Warren Ockrassa wrote: snip This reminds me of the Ballad of John Henry. You might or might not know it; the story is that John Henry, who worked on railroads

Re: Garry Kasparov was a Steel-Drivin' Man...

2005-05-06 Thread Keith Henson
At 09:35 PM 06/05/05 -0400, Maru wrote: On 5/6/05, Keith Henson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: At 11:50 AM 06/05/05 -0400, Maru wrote: snip Can you go on Google and point out a few places where John Henry is up against a track laying machine or driving spikes to hold down the rails? I have *never

Re: Keith Henson update

2005-09-23 Thread Keith Henson
See if this fixes the return address. - ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Evolutionary Psychology, Memes and the Origin of War

2006-04-25 Thread Keith Henson
I have not been posting here much for a while, sorry to drop this out of the blue on the list http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2006/4/17/194059/296 but it is about topics that have been discussed here recently. Best wishes, Keith Henson ___ http

The war against the Cult?

2006-04-25 Thread Keith Henson
At 12:00 PM 4/25/2006 -0700, you wrote: On Behalf Of Keith Henson I have not been posting here much for a while... How goes the war against the Cult? Better since Tom Cruise jumped the couch and South Park took them on. They seem to be doing a fair job of self destructing. http

Political correctness taken way too far.

2006-05-13 Thread Keith Henson
University authorities following complaints from vegetarians. Nikolas Lloyd, who was granted IT services as a visiting fellow in evolutionary psychology, has had all his pages taken down and his email access rescinded. *** The guy is very funny. Keith Henson

New diet

2007-01-05 Thread Keith Henson
A friend sent me this, but I am sure she got if from somewhere else. Keith Henson I was in Walmart buying a large bag of Purina for Lola and was in line to check out. A woman behind me asked if I had a dog Duh! I was feeling a bit crabby so on impulse, I told her no, I was starting

Re: US Rejected Offer From Iran

2007-01-19 Thread Keith Henson
was offering is what we are demanding now. Sheesh. Are these guys completely incompetent or are they going out of their way to make sure the Middle East is f*cked up for years and years to come??? It's hard to tell how serious they are about bringing on the Rapture. Keith Henson

Space elevator presentation

2007-03-09 Thread Keith Henson
I know I should just give you a URL for this, but I don't have a place at the moment to hang a half megabyte presentation (the data bulk is in the pictures, it's only 17 slides). It was given Feb 28 at an ESA conference. If anyone wants a copy and has enough space in their mailbox, let me

Re: Space elevator presentation

2007-03-10 Thread Keith Henson
It's now up. http://eugen.leitl.org/A-2000-tonne-per-day-Space-Elevator1.ppt ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Henson's adventures.

2007-04-10 Thread Keith Henson
Some of you follow my adventures with the clam cult. This is the latests. http://groups.google.com/group/alt.religion.scientology/msg/d2ef82e36c8140e2?hl=en; And this is what else I do. http://eugen.leitl.org/A-2000-tonne-per-day-Space-Elevator1.ppt Keith

There might be a way out

2007-04-13 Thread Keith Henson
-day-Space-Elevator1.ppt Free viewer for power point if you don't have one: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=enFamilyID=428D5727-43AB-4F24-90B7-A94784AF71A4 If you are interested, ask questions. Keith Henson ___ http

Industrialization (was conspiracy theories)

2007-04-17 Thread Keith Henson
sustain world wide industrialization. The problem is to get there before there is a disaster or three. I can go into detail if you like. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Re: Industrialization (was conspiracy theories)

2007-04-24 Thread Keith Henson
At 12:00 PM 4/24/2007 -0700, Leonard Matusik wrote: snip Right Sport! I really enjoyed Small is Beautifull by ef Schumacher, myself Ah, no. This involves structures far larger than anything human have yet built. Google 2000 tonnes space elevator and take the first link. Keith Henson

Re Cost of conservation

2007-05-01 Thread Keith Henson
, but there is little public push for them. Keith Henson ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Problem with NASA

2009-03-25 Thread Keith Henson
. Keith Henson ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Re: Freeman Dyson on climate

2009-03-27 Thread Keith Henson
It makes no difference in what we need to do no matter what you think about global warming. The global models indicate that energy shortage will kill far more people much sooner than global warming can be a significant factor. However, if you solve the energy problem on a global scale, fixing

New paper Beamed Energy and the Economics of Space Based Solar Power

2009-10-19 Thread Keith Henson
This is very late draft full of graphs taken off the physics spread sheet models if anyone wants a copy to review. It lays out in detail how to get SBSP down to 2 cents per kWh or less and how to get the project started to self sustaining stage a modest number of tens of billions. If you have

Fwd: Intelligence Explained

2009-10-26 Thread Keith Henson
Most of you have probably seen this, but better an extra copy than none at all. Keith http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/23695/ == November/December 2009 Intelligence Explained Tracking and understanding the complex connections within the

RE: How to tell if a star has planets?

2009-11-15 Thread Keith Henson
Go there and look. Keith ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Back, ref to David Brin

2010-01-08 Thread Keith Henson
I haven't had time to read Brin-l for a while. Condolences to Nick Arenett. Good ideas by Woozle, I read both pages. One of these years the last person will die (involuntarily) and the world will be a different place. While looking for web links for another mailing list (to go with an

Re: Br?n on global warming

2010-02-15 Thread Keith Henson
On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 8:47 AM, Trent Shipley tship...@deru.com wrote: snip If you want to solve global warming it better not cost me my job, increase my electricity bill, make me pay more for transportation, sacrifice the quality or quantity of my transportation, or otherwise degrade my

Re: Br?n on global warming

2010-02-18 Thread Keith Henson
On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 12:00 PM, Charlie Bell char...@culturelist.org wrote: On 13/02/2010, at 7:05 AM, Keith Henson wrote: I could go into detail including the economic models, but I don't know if there is anyone on this list who can follow the physics, chemistry and math. You'd

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