The Science And Nature Thread #2

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The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby Holly » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:52 am

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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby Lady Murasaki » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:56 am

I love a fresh nature thread in the morning.

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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby Minime » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:56 am

The Gaia hypothesis, also known as Gaia
theory or Gaia principle, proposes that all
organisms and their inorganic surroundings
on Earth are closely integrated to form a
single and self-regulating complex system,
maintaining the conditions for life on the
planet.

A fascinating read and a warning NOT to meddle too much with a highly complex but natural self-regulation.

https://courses.seas.harvard.edu/climat ... ipedia.pdf


Also this:

In Greek mythology, Gaia . . . is the personification of the Earth and one of the Greek primordial deities. Gaia is the ancestral mother of all life: the primal Mother Earth goddess.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaia
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby Ray of Sunshine » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:36 pm

Pantheism.
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby Keyser » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:58 pm

'Bird brain' should be regarded as a huge compliment - especially when it comes to Corvids and Parrots. :thumbsup:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... 180969566/

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-neuroscie ... rrots.html
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby Punk » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:00 pm

Keyser wrote:'Bird brain' should be regarded as a huge compliment - especially when it comes to Corvids and Parrots. :thumbsup:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... 180969566/

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-neuroscie ... rrots.html


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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby Keyser » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:10 pm

Punk wrote:
Keyser wrote:'Bird brain' should be regarded as a huge compliment - especially when it comes to Corvids and Parrots. :thumbsup:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... 180969566/

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-neuroscie ... rrots.html




Corvids are quite remarkable - I do find it rather humbling that we can view them almost everywhere - and if you ever look into their eyes you can literally see them thinking. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby Punk » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:41 pm

Keyser wrote:
Punk wrote:
Keyser wrote:'Bird brain' should be regarded as a huge compliment - especially when it comes to Corvids and Parrots. :thumbsup:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... 180969566/

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-neuroscie ... rrots.html




Corvids are quite remarkable - I do find it rather humbling that we can view them almost everywhere - and if you ever look into their eyes you can literally see them thinking. :thumbsup:


I'm on the 5th storey of 6, on an ex-council estate in Upper Sydenham, South London and I have baby magpies and baby jays on my balcony, occasionally pecking at the glass, as if to say Oi you, get those nuts out...
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby Keyser » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:49 pm

Punk wrote:
Keyser wrote:
Punk wrote:
Keyser wrote:'Bird brain' should be regarded as a huge compliment - especially when it comes to Corvids and Parrots. :thumbsup:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... 180969566/

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-neuroscie ... rrots.html




Corvids are quite remarkable - I do find it rather humbling that we can view them almost everywhere - and if you ever look into their eyes you can literally see them thinking. :thumbsup:


I'm on the 5th storey of 6, on an ex-council estate in Upper Sydenham, South London and I have baby magpies and baby jays on my balcony, occasionally pecking at the glass, as if to say Oi you, get those nuts out...


You are very lucky with such entertaining companions to watch. :smilin:

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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby Dean » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:52 pm

Punk wrote:
Keyser wrote:
Punk wrote:
Keyser wrote:'Bird brain' should be regarded as a huge compliment - especially when it comes to Corvids and Parrots. :thumbsup:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... 180969566/

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-neuroscie ... rrots.html




Corvids are quite remarkable - I do find it rather humbling that we can view them almost everywhere - and if you ever look into their eyes you can literally see them thinking. :thumbsup:


I'm on the 5th storey of 6, on an ex-council estate in Upper Sydenham, South London and I have baby magpies and baby jays on my balcony, occasionally pecking at the glass, as if to say Oi you, get those nuts out...


Not the first time you’ve had birds asking to see your nuts, I bet...
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby Keyser » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:57 pm

Giant 'Vinegaroon' (Mastigoproctus giganteus).

A sweetheart (not to it's prey though) and very popular as a pet. :cuppaT:

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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby Lady Murasaki » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:51 pm

Minime wrote:The Gaia hypothesis, also known as Gaia
theory or Gaia principle, proposes that all
organisms and their inorganic surroundings
on Earth are closely integrated to form a
single and self-regulating complex system,
maintaining the conditions for life on the
planet.

A fascinating read and a warning NOT to meddle too much with a highly complex but natural self-regulation.

https://courses.seas.harvard.edu/climat ... ipedia.pdf


Also this:

In Greek mythology, Gaia . . . is the personification of the Earth and one of the Greek primordial deities. Gaia is the ancestral mother of all life: the primal Mother Earth goddess.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaia


Most of the creation stories tell of the interconnectedness of all forms of life.
The older, more pagan beliefs were far more in tune with nature so could see how everything was linked and understood the systems.
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby Minime » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:46 am

Lady Murasaki wrote:
Minime wrote:The Gaia hypothesis, also known as Gaia
theory or Gaia principle, proposes that all
organisms and their inorganic surroundings
on Earth are closely integrated to form a
single and self-regulating complex system,
maintaining the conditions for life on the
planet.

A fascinating read and a warning NOT to meddle too much with a highly complex but natural self-regulation.

https://courses.seas.harvard.edu/climat ... ipedia.pdf


Also this:

In Greek mythology, Gaia . . . is the personification of the Earth and one of the Greek primordial deities. Gaia is the ancestral mother of all life: the primal Mother Earth goddess.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaia


Most of the creation stories tell of the interconnectedness of all forms of life.
The older, more pagan beliefs were far more in tune with nature so could see how everything was linked and understood the systems.


I think there's a very strong argument about the human race being too intelligent for its own good and for the good of the planet.

If we want to be like gods on this Earth then we need to be benign and beneficent and not be the destructive force that we are.

We need to evolve into living in harmony with the planet and not impose our selfish desires on it. I think we can all contribute to this even if only in very small ways. I love the phrase 'tread lightly on this Earth'.
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby Lady Murasaki » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:14 am

Minime wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:
Minime wrote:The Gaia hypothesis, also known as Gaia
theory or Gaia principle, proposes that all
organisms and their inorganic surroundings
on Earth are closely integrated to form a
single and self-regulating complex system,
maintaining the conditions for life on the
planet.

A fascinating read and a warning NOT to meddle too much with a highly complex but natural self-regulation.

https://courses.seas.harvard.edu/climat ... ipedia.pdf


Also this:

In Greek mythology, Gaia . . . is the personification of the Earth and one of the Greek primordial deities. Gaia is the ancestral mother of all life: the primal Mother Earth goddess.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaia


Most of the creation stories tell of the interconnectedness of all forms of life.
The older, more pagan beliefs were far more in tune with nature so could see how everything was linked and understood the systems.


I think there's a very strong argument about the human race being too intelligent for its own good and for the good of the planet.

If we want to be like gods on this Earth then we need to be benign and beneficent and not be the destructive force that we are.

We need to evolve into living in harmony with the planet and not impose our selfish desires on it. I think we can all contribute to this even if only in very small ways. I love the phrase 'tread lightly on this Earth'.


It seems to be the need to control and not accept our frailties and weaknesses that’s our downfall.
Being a god isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, it’s just smoke and mirrors.
I love that phrase too but doesn’t everyone want to leave their mark?
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