Green Junction: Do we understand PFAS? By Julie Peller Ph.D.
The acronym PFAS is now common to those who pay attention to chemical pollutants. PFAS stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. These are manufactured chemical compounds that contain a lot of fluorine. It is important to note that natural fluorine-containing compounds are scarce. PFAS are very stable in the natural environment and are often labeled…
July 21, 2022 – How is Teilhard’s Noosphere Active in Human History? — Science, Religion and Reality
How is the noosphere contribute to human evolution? This Week Last week we saw how Teilhard, and others recognize the influence of a ‘accumulated cultural wisdom’ on our evolution as humans. 839 more words July 21, 2022 – How is Teilhard’s Noosphere Active in Human History? — Science, Religion and Reality
July 14, 2022 – Recognizing Teilhard’s Noosphere in Human History — Science, Religion and Reality
How can the noosphere be seen to play a role in human evolution? This Week Last week we introduced Teilhard’s fourth ‘level’ of human evolution in his concept of the noosphere, which acts not only as the retention of evolutionary ‘information’, but as an agency in its own right which acts to further our personal… July…
Green Junction: Pandemic and Plastic By Julie Peller Ph.D.
Health protection measures throughout the pandemic have involved an enormous amount of one-use plastics. These include personal protective equipment (masks, gloves, gowns), take-home food packaging, test kits, syringes, wipes, and more, which have intensified the global plastic waste problem. Billions of disposable masks, most of which are made of a plastic called polypropylene, have been…
personal criticism is not being subversive
Theodore Roosevelt wrote, “To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or anyone else. But it is…