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Re-Naming; or Being Politically Correct

It seems in Canada there is always a debate going on over using the most politically correct name for places. Currently this is popping up in Vancouver around Stanley Park. The gist of the debate is the Squamish First Nation … Continue reading

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Not sure I want to re-read that now…

Once upon a time, back when I was a sheltered and naive undergrad, I read The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. The books were interesting; they made me think and though I did not agree with everything in … Continue reading

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Energy in World and The Age of Stupid

Sometimes a book is beautiful in the simplicity, coherence, and utter obviousness of the central tenet. Vaclav Smil’s Energy in World History is one such book. It is a world history written by following how humans use energy from simple … Continue reading

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