Guest Work

The biosphere can't stand it

Guest Author Oct 05, 2009

A paper by Dr George Preddey,  Physi­cist, futur­ist, ter­tiary teacher, dis­as­ter man­ager, edu­ca­tion pol­icy ana­lyst, inter­na­tional con­sul­tant (retired),  envi­ron­men­tal activist and marathoner Global Eco­nomic Cri­sis and Copen­hagen – missed chances for avert­ing a human catastrophe? ’If at first an idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.’ ’We shall require a sub­stan­tially new way … Read More

Environmental Issues Deserve Better Treatment by our Media

Guest Author Sep 30, 2009

By Vicki Hyde, chair of NZ Skeptics Inc and editor of Scitechdaily.com It was appalling to see the Herald on Sunday swallow the claims that you can detect poisons in Haruaki Gulf marine life via a discredited electro-acupuncture technique (Sept 27). Their story ran under the heading “Samples positive for poison”*, citing campaigner Sarah Silverstar. Marine birds, oysters and dog … Read More

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The cellular phone book

Vic Arcus Sep 30, 2009

The phone book for a city is a dull read. The surnames, initials and addresses for everyone who lives in a city. For the truly bored, you might find some prurient entertainment in some of the more descriptive surnames. It’s not even complete, given that a significant number of the inhabitants choose not to have their names published. However, with … Read More