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David Brin has been shared in 255 public circles

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Sunny CT2,281Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sharedcircle 2014-09-15 09:05:4950111312
Becky Collins16,373Young Adult Authors circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-13 05:03:59465138
Sunny CT1,994Fresh AdditionIncrease your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sha2014-09-12 13:14:5050111414
Sunny CT1,994Fresh AdditionIncrease your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sha2014-09-12 07:07:225017313
Colin Wilson56Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesThis is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post #circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-09-08 06:25:20459111619
Joe Ford8,291My circle of Geeks. Sharing for +Mark Reid - a noob to these parts. But also as part of #followfriday  of course.2014-08-15 13:48:29265212
Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-24 05:16:124763112
Becky Collins13,270Space Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-17 07:18:063893010
Aman Singh2,014Circle of the dayYour re-share is appreciatedPlease re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)2014-07-16 12:15:324990617
Ryan Johnson9,485Hi friends! This is a great circle created with an important selection from all circles. The most important engagers are reshared because only that way can we grow our circle and have the people of google circle us.To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles #Britain #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #uk  #nottingham #Holland #Netherlands #Duch2014-07-16 10:40:014918812
khairul efendi0 Keep this simple!1. ADD the circle2 Share the post3. Plus the post.4. Comment to be added. BAM that is all easy right!? #circleshare  #circlesharing #sharedpubliccircles #snowballcircle #hyberballcircle #publicsharedcircles      #ownsocialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #circlesharingpages   #sharingcircles   #whatshot   #followers   #googleplustips #CircleSharing #CircleShare #CircleOfTheDay #Circle #SharedCircles #Google #Google+ #GooglePlusTips #AddCircle #ADD #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircle #Circles #Shared #Friends #Blogging #SharingCircles #CircleofFriends #Blogger #Engagers2014-06-20 07:31:49501215
DEVILZART2,249 This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +DevilzArt More you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #publicsharedcircles   #wordpress   #seo   #affiliatemarketing    #googleplus   #googleplusupdate   #blogger   #bloggers   #blogging     #internet   #socialmedia   #socialmediatips   #socialnetworking   #internetmarketing   #seo   #seotips   #bloggingtips   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingtipsandtricks   #googleplustips   2014-06-15 02:13:005014415
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:53:52479001
Becky Collins10,439Super Science Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-31 05:09:154901211
Becky Collins10,282Mobile Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-28 05:03:174777219
Irina Sadokhina21,822Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle. This #circle is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle. Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle, May the 12, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #plusmastermind   #crazycircles   #hyperball   #circleoftheweek  2014-05-05 14:19:144595737106
Andrea Orselli5,603Hi! Here is my circle. Please click "ADD PEOPLE" button to add the whole circle and help increase each others connection. +1 and share will be greatly appreciated.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles    #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle    #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle    #topsharedcircl2014-04-30 20:05:53443426
Shashi S6,305SOME GREAT PHILOSOPHER'S AT GOOGLE PLUS____________________________________________________This is some of the most interesting Philosopher's I found at Google Plus, selected over the years, following them will be one of the best thing you will do to make your timeline, interesting, informative and worthwhile. Join in and enjoy...If you are interested to join in, please leave a comment, and share Those of you who are notified are already in the circle...With this team, you will be able to find fresh content and original thoughts as well as increase your own visibility in the Google Plus. And the first step towards engaging is to join and share this circle... That way you will have some connect with the group here.To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle 3 - add +1 to the post4 - Start something new and share within the world of google plusThe more you add and share, the more visibility you will have and more and more people will share your own circles and content...PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR SELF BEFORE YOU HIT THE SHARE BUTTON.__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   2014-04-21 08:26:26310114
Shashi S5,879Circle of Authors & Poets_____________________________________This is one of the most interesting group of Authors and Poets, selected from my years on Google Plus, following them will be one of the best thing you will do to make your timeline, interesting, informative and worthwhile. Join in and enjoy...If you are interested to join in, please leave a comment, and after reviewing your profile, I WILL INCLUDE YOU IN NEXT SHARE.... ONLY IF YOU ARE AN ASPIRING AUTHOR OR A POET :-) Those of you who are notified are already in the circle...This circle also includes many of upcoming writers who are Top Google + Users, who share unique and original content. They are kind of the early trend setters..With this team, you will be able to grow in your own community, with fresh content and original thoughts as well as increase your own visibility in the Google Plus. And the first step towards engaging is to join and share this circle... That way you will have some connect with the group here.To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle 3 - add +1 to the post4 - Start something new and share within the world of google plus5 - YOU HAVE TO BE, AT LEAST, AN ASPIRING AUTHOR OR POETThe more you add and share, the more visibility you will have and more and more people will share your own circles and content...PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR SELF BEFORE YOU HIT THE SHARE BUTTON.__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     2014-04-16 06:47:374134213
Irina Sadokhina19,423Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle   . This #circle    is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle   . Apr. 21st, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #circleshare   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #crazycircles   #circleoftheweek  2014-04-14 16:53:094558052121
Adam Black6,732Transhumans CircleBy popular Demand,  I am sharing some of my Circles. This is +Mark Bruce  Transhumans Circle  Plus Others Ive been adding.If you are tagged,  you are in it.Web Link for Mobile https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AdamBlack/posts/6iQmLpEj1Zm #sharedcircles   #GeekCulture   #ScienceSunday #Transhumans #Transhumanism #HumanPlus  2014-04-13 06:25:0424522733
Irina Sadokhina18,499Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle   . Apr. 14th, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circleshare   #circlescirclescircles   #circlecircle   #circlecirclecircle   #circles   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #crazycircles  2014-04-08 12:47:424927248106
DEVILZART1,310#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers   #followback #paulaawesomecircle   #awesomecircles #paulateshima #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle 2014-04-04 17:15:22500151025
Irina Sadokhina17,311Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle . Apr. 7th, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circlecirclecircle   #circles   #circlescirclescircles   #circleshared   #crazycircles   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #circleoftheweek  2014-03-31 18:07:204536655108
Irina Sadokhina16,720Hello my dear friends!!! This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle    on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next  #mondaycircle   , March 31st. just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecirclecircle   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #hyperball   #crazycircles   #plusmastermind   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheweek   #circleoftheday  2014-03-24 18:59:534707753123
STEM on Google+ Community14,148Here are the "Movers & Shakers" in the STEM Community!February--March, 2014!Here's the latest updated edition of people & pages whose posts and comments appeared in the STEM on Google+ Community.  There are both science content creators and science readers here, and they are all active and interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math.  Add this circle to your stream!Click here to enter the community >>https://plus.google.com/b/112166434848553337850/communities/110555615319066448343  Get involved in science discussions in the STEM community and you'll be in the next circle!If you received notification for this post, you are included in the circle!  If you do not wish to be notified, or shared in this (or other) circles, please let me know.~+Malthus John #sciencecircle   #stemcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #scienceeveryday   #sciencessunday   #stem   #gpluscommunities   #science   #technology   #engineering   #mathematics   #engagement  2014-03-24 17:43:08235202565
Matthew J Price8,236It's been some time since I shared my favorite circle: Accelerated Thinkers.  These 91 people are the ones I trust with bringing me the good news every day, and leading the conversation about the future of humanity.  Thank you so much!2014-03-22 04:25:4591103
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393011
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393203
Irina Sadokhina15,346Hello my dear friends!!!HELLO! This is my weekly  #mondaycircle . This  #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last  #mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome  #circle   on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next  #mondaycircle   , March 17th just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #hyperball   #rustyball   #crazycircles   #plusmastermind  2014-03-11 16:53:09467695295
Ryan Johnson45#CircleSharing#SharedCircles#Circle#CircleOfTheDay#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#buy_GooglePlus_followers#Google#GooglePlusTips#Engagers#EngagersCircle#Circles#SocialMedia#SharedCircleOfTheDay#PublicCircle#PublicSharedCircles#TeamElite#SnowballEffect#Marketing#SocialMediaMarketing2014-03-11 11:15:07501101213
shinigami kurai109This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +shinigami kurai2014-03-09 02:04:4450110313
DEVILZART386This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +DevilzArt More you share more you get! #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #publicsharedcircles   #wordpress   #seo   #affiliatemarketing    #googleplus   #googleplusupdate   #blogger   #bloggers   #blogging     #internet   #socialmedia   #socialmediatips   #socialnetworking   #internetmarketing   #seo   #seotips   #bloggingtips   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingtipsandtricks 2014-03-08 15:58:55501191428
Bob Mulholland20,590Haven't done a  #FollowFriday  in a while. Beam these mofos into your Circles , Scotty!Nothin' but a buncha  #StarTrek  nerds in here.... #SharedCircles  2014-03-07 20:06:14486519
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216
DEVILZART103This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circulo   #kreise   #kreis   #круг   #круги   #круглим   #кругляши  #blogger   #blogging   #bloggers#サークル   #界   #cercle   #دائرة   #kring   #kringen   #nederland  +Circles +Circle Circle Circle +Circles by DzjieDzjee +Selected Circles 2014 +Awesome Circles +Socialize circles +Circles & Circles & Circles +Google+ Categorized Circles +Circles Circles Circles +Curating Content on Google+ +Team Circle Share +Shared Circles +Circle Shares Notifications +Urkel's Shared Circles +Shared Circles Magic G+ +Shared Circles on G+ +SharedCircles #googleplus #circle #sahrecircle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleshared #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday 2014-02-25 06:41:2550014721
Dan Thompson2,147Here is my circle of writers.  My suggestion to you new G+ folks is to add the entire circle as its own circle, i.e. "Dan's Writing Circle".  Over time, move your favorites over into your own growing array of circles.In particular, though, I'd say pay attention to John Ward, Evo Terra, Nathan Lowell, Brook Johnson, and Jefferson Smith.2014-02-22 19:51:53249212
Becky Collins2,634Marketing Circle : Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:29:4945517724
Jimmy James6,807Futurists#circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #hyperballmaster #hyperballcircle2014-01-08 18:02:321560214
Sam Sager3,743Science-Fiction and Fantasy Writers CircleIt's been a very long time since I've shared this circle. It is long over due. This is a great group of writers to follow. They range from the very well known to the aspiring, but all are worth following. I learn something new and am very entertained by these people everyday.If you or someone you know is a science-fiction or fantasy writer and would like to be a part of this circle please let me know.2013-12-22 01:05:22308413
Tancredi Matranga8,830WEB INFLUENCER MEGAMIX 13Have a Great Tuesday my Google+ Friends!I am happy to share with you my 13th  #sharedcircle named Web Influencer Megamix.I put together a mix of #TopEngagers  - Really Interesting People who share unique and original content.   Do yo want to be added to the Web #Influencer Circle?To be included, be so kind to:   1 - Do +1 t the post   2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)   3 - Include the circle among your circles   4 - Share the circle (include yourself)   5 - Be free and smile to life! :)   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circletuesday   #tuesdaycircle   #tuesdaycircleshare   #tuesdaycircleshare  2013-12-03 07:43:1749910046117
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Lo Sauer2,493This is a great circle combined of active engagers, creative folks and  some of the best and brightest people on google+. A thank you in this circle-inclusion-shoutout to: +Peter Terren +Michael Műller +Carlos Esteban +Justin Chung +Malthus John +Marta Rauch +Rajini Rao +Katherine Vucicevic +Jonathan Eisen +Mike Allton +Scott Buehler +Mario Falcetti +Zvonimir Fras +Krithika Rangarajan +sridhar krishnan +Joanna Ortynska +Seamus Smyth +Chuck Croll +Michael Schobel +2013-11-19 18:19:4843218317
Rank Kemeng0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2013-11-01 15:53:38426115
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2014-10-19 00:51:25 (185 comments, 16 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

Libertarianism has been cozened into abandoning Adam Smith and what should be the central premise of the movement... that flat-open-fair competition is the greatest creative force in the universe. They have abandoned it in favor of a heavily propagandized campaign to identify "freedom" with utterly unlimited propertarianism and defense of oligarchic-monopolistic power, simply because it is "private."
In fact, if competition were still the central theme, libertarians would recall that oligarchic cheating was deemed the worst ENEMY of flat-open-fair enterprise competition (fofec) across 6000 years, and that "bureaucrats are at-worst a nuisance to fofec.
Indeed, there are certain kinds of socialism that should please libertarians! Those elements that INCREASE THE OVERALL NUMBER OF SKILLED, READY AND CREATIVE COMPETITORS. Friedrich Hayek himself declared this goal central... more »

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2014-10-22 01:35:23 (32 comments, 104 reshares, 277 +1s)Open 


A lovely, sweet little short film. Lila.
LILA -A short film by Carlos Lascano -

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2014-10-22 01:35:23 (32 comments, 104 reshares, 277 +1s)Open 


A lovely, sweet little short film. Lila.
LILA -A short film by Carlos Lascano -

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2014-10-22 23:54:25 (12 comments, 6 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Are voter ID laws "suppression" and cheating? Not in theory... but in practice?  Both sides in this issue are missing a core point that neither side has raised. This one, overlooked point proves - decisively - whether the recent spate of Voter ID laws can be seen as responsible accountability or outrageously vile cheating.

I'll be posting a text version of this over the weekend.  But the elections in the US are coming... so here's your media adaptation!

Are voter ID laws "suppression" and cheating? Not in theory... but in practice?  Both sides in this issue are missing a core point that neither side has raised. This one, overlooked point proves - decisively - whether the recent spate of Voter ID laws can be seen as responsible accountability or outrageously vile cheating.

I'll be posting a text version of this over the weekend.  But the elections in the US are coming... so here's your media adaptation!___

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2014-10-22 21:32:58 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

San Diego area innovators.  Here is an event where I’ll share the stage with two of the smartest people I know — Roger Bingham and Erik Viirre — to discuss creativity.  November 12 (5pm) at the Sanford Center.  “You are an innovator looking for inspiration.  The creative, imaginative, and unexpected intrigue you. You are curious to be in the know about the companies in our region that are spearheading commercial developments that were born from the Sci-Fi world, NASA research, and neuroscience exploration.The ability to identify the dots that will be connected 20 years from now is at the top of your list.  You want to make a black swan  moment happen. THIS is the time and the place!”

Hosted by the MIT Enterprise forum.
http://app.greenrope.com/v.pl?e3981d0587d25436ffed2966b0c96056db7bd38a9084be92

San Diego area innovators.  Here is an event where I’ll share the stage with two of the smartest people I know — Roger Bingham and Erik Viirre — to discuss creativity.  November 12 (5pm) at the Sanford Center.  “You are an innovator looking for inspiration.  The creative, imaginative, and unexpected intrigue you. You are curious to be in the know about the companies in our region that are spearheading commercial developments that were born from the Sci-Fi world, NASA research, and neuroscience exploration.The ability to identify the dots that will be connected 20 years from now is at the top of your list.  You want to make a black swan  moment happen. THIS is the time and the place!”

Hosted by the MIT Enterprise forum.
http://app.greenrope.com/v.pl?e3981d0587d25436ffed2966b0c96056db7bd38a9084be92___

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2014-10-22 18:44:30 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

My mid-week posting stirs another hornet's nest.  I continue surveying world "history-in-the-making" by looking at China.  This time with affection and respect... but still, dissecting and refuting a couple of very convenient and self-serving (and untrue) cliches.

Here are a couple of rationalizations you will hear a lot, over coming years.  I'll arm you with the ability to neutralize them, so that China can be welcomed back into the ranks of leading world nations without rancor or ill feelings.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/10/an-unstable-world-part-ii-china.html

My mid-week posting stirs another hornet's nest.  I continue surveying world "history-in-the-making" by looking at China.  This time with affection and respect... but still, dissecting and refuting a couple of very convenient and self-serving (and untrue) cliches.

Here are a couple of rationalizations you will hear a lot, over coming years.  I'll arm you with the ability to neutralize them, so that China can be welcomed back into the ranks of leading world nations without rancor or ill feelings.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/10/an-unstable-world-part-ii-china.html___

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2014-10-22 17:46:50 (51 comments, 15 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

An important article about one of the great cop-outs of our time.  'When politicians say “I’m not a scientist,” it is an exasperating evasion. It’s a cowardly way to avoid answering basic and important policy questions. This response raises lots of other important questions about their decision-making processes. Do they have opinions on how to best maintain our nation’s highways, bridges, and tunnels—or do they not because they’re not civil engineers? Do they refuse to talk about agriculture policy on the grounds that they’re not farmers? How do they think we should be addressing the threat of ISIS? They wouldn’t know, of course; they’re not military generals.'

To be clear, no one is asking them to stop taking advice from generals regarding war or engineers regarding infrastructure. (In fact, both are dissed and ignored almost as much as scientists are.) Rather, it isthe Mockery and abus... more »

An important article about one of the great cop-outs of our time.  'When politicians say “I’m not a scientist,” it is an exasperating evasion. It’s a cowardly way to avoid answering basic and important policy questions. This response raises lots of other important questions about their decision-making processes. Do they have opinions on how to best maintain our nation’s highways, bridges, and tunnels—or do they not because they’re not civil engineers? Do they refuse to talk about agriculture policy on the grounds that they’re not farmers? How do they think we should be addressing the threat of ISIS? They wouldn’t know, of course; they’re not military generals.'

To be clear, no one is asking them to stop taking advice from generals regarding war or engineers regarding infrastructure. (In fact, both are dissed and ignored almost as much as scientists are.) Rather, it is the Mockery and abuse of science, followed by this cop-out whenever the dolts on the US House Science, Technology and Space Committee are cornered with specific questions.  

These are cowardly loonies, who continue in office only because of cable news moguls.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2014/10/i_m_not_a_scientist_excuse_politicians_don_t_need_to_be_experts_to_make.html#___

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2014-10-22 05:28:22 (25 comments, 12 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

This article and graphic show what I've long maintained, that we are not only polarized in America, but unevenly polarized.  The today's right wing is in a nuremberg rally puppeted by Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes, and the Fox echo chamber is far more than propaganda.  Note in the graphic that MSNBC, which tries to imitate the spectacularly successful Fox "captive audience" business model, is almost bankrupt, because even "lefties" tune in only on occasion.

 Liberals - a very distinct species from leftists - tend to gather at THE DAILY SHOW, on which Jon Stewart has more top opposing guests than all of Fox has on its entire network.  (Did you see Bill O'Reilly on Stewart's show, last week?)

The polarization is not even! Liberals have no "Hastert Rule" the GOP's openly stated policy of "never negotiate" which is fiercelyenf... more »

This article and graphic show what I've long maintained, that we are not only polarized in America, but unevenly polarized.  The today's right wing is in a nuremberg rally puppeted by Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes, and the Fox echo chamber is far more than propaganda.  Note in the graphic that MSNBC, which tries to imitate the spectacularly successful Fox "captive audience" business model, is almost bankrupt, because even "lefties" tune in only on occasion.

 Liberals - a very distinct species from leftists - tend to gather at THE DAILY SHOW, on which Jon Stewart has more top opposing guests than all of Fox has on its entire network.  (Did you see Bill O'Reilly on Stewart's show, last week?)

The polarization is not even! Liberals have no "Hastert Rule" the GOP's openly stated policy of "never negotiate" which is fiercely enforced on any Republican office holder even seen talking to a democrat.

It is not even.  Don't even pretend. In fact, this is what happened in the Olde Confederacy, when every newspaper that even glancingly questioned the dominant (slaveowner) oligarchs was burned to the ground.  Nuremberg rallies go back a long, long way.

See the source article:
http://altwire.utne.com/rt_story/top/political-polarization--media-habits/55594c366b7635504b77342b554138357052677479413d3d___

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2014-10-22 01:37:59 (47 comments, 4 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Privacy/transparency issues involved in GamerGate? It is a horrid thing.  But is also proves my point about The Transparent Society.  It is only anonymity that lets bastards like this operate.  Accountability is the light that sears most kinds of badguys, whether they operate in criminality or in high places.

http://kotaku.com/another-woman-in-gaming-flees-home-following-death-thre-1645280338

Privacy/transparency issues involved in GamerGate? It is a horrid thing.  But is also proves my point about The Transparent Society.  It is only anonymity that lets bastards like this operate.  Accountability is the light that sears most kinds of badguys, whether they operate in criminality or in high places.

http://kotaku.com/another-woman-in-gaming-flees-home-following-death-thre-1645280338___

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2014-10-22 01:35:23 (32 comments, 104 reshares, 277 +1s)Open 


A lovely, sweet little short film. Lila.
LILA -A short film by Carlos Lascano -


A lovely, sweet little short film. Lila.
LILA -A short film by Carlos Lascano -___

2014-10-21 21:32:46 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 


Emergent.info is a site that collates contributions from many volunteers to control rumors.  
http://www.emergent.info/#.VEP2Ss0Zn-A.facebook


Emergent.info is a site that collates contributions from many volunteers to control rumors.  
http://www.emergent.info/#.VEP2Ss0Zn-A.facebook___

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2014-10-21 20:24:15 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

I oft point out the top feature of the re-ignited US Civil War - that normal politics of deliberation/negotiation is dead in America, killed by reciprocal demonization that’s funded by — well — traitors.  But science offers hope!  Yes, we tend to think the “other side” is motivated principally by hatred. “But according to a new study being released by PNAS, it's possible to get people to think more positively about their opponents. All it takes is a small cash payment to get people to step back and think. And with a more positive understanding of the opposition, people become willing to think that compromise is possible.”

Be afraid Rupert!  All it will take is $12 per US citizen to get them back into a mood for negotiating with their neighbors!  Now, get me the ear of Warren Buffett…
http://arstechnic... more »

I oft point out the top feature of the re-ignited US Civil War - that normal politics of deliberation/negotiation is dead in America, killed by reciprocal demonization that’s funded by — well — traitors.  But science offers hope!  Yes, we tend to think the “other side” is motivated principally by hatred. “But according to a new study being released by PNAS, it's possible to get people to think more positively about their opponents. All it takes is a small cash payment to get people to step back and think. And with a more positive understanding of the opposition, people become willing to think that compromise is possible.”

Be afraid Rupert!  All it will take is $12 per US citizen to get them back into a mood for negotiating with their neighbors!  Now, get me the ear of Warren Buffett…

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/10/people-think-their-opponents-are-hate-filledunless-you-pay-them-money/___

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2014-10-21 19:54:55 (5 comments, 7 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Just in time for the year that Robert Zemeckis — in BACK TO THE FUTURE - said we would have hoverboards… suddenly, it looks like a crude version of Marty MacFly’s little floating plank may be on the way!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/aarontilley/2014/10/21/hendo-hoverboard/

Indeed, I was interviewed about hoverboards just a month ago, on the great new show XPLORATION STATION!
http://www.rotfeldproductions.com/xploration-station/

Just in time for the year that Robert Zemeckis — in BACK TO THE FUTURE - said we would have hoverboards… suddenly, it looks like a crude version of Marty MacFly’s little floating plank may be on the way!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/aarontilley/2014/10/21/hendo-hoverboard/

Indeed, I was interviewed about hoverboards just a month ago, on the great new show XPLORATION STATION!
http://www.rotfeldproductions.com/xploration-station/___

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2014-10-21 18:08:18 (38 comments, 11 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Dive into this paean to cynicism in the Boston Globe by Jordan Michael Smith, “Vote all you want. The secret government won’t change.” While surficially satisfying, the essay in fact is flat out dopey food-for-lazy-cynics, pushing the pablum sneer that voting does not matter, because Obama is just the same as Bush.

Alas, all Mr. Smith proves is that there are lefty-fools, as well as righty ones.  In 2013 the Obama Administration supported what the Bushites opposed, the most important civil liberties action in 30 years.  A declaration backing court decisions that citizens have an absolute right to record their interactions with police. And this is likely to be extensible to other authorities. This empowers citizens to make the inevitable top-down glare at least somewhat 2-way. No Republican supported this move, which arms us with a core entitlement to use fast-improving technology tobalance... more »

Dive into this paean to cynicism in the Boston Globe by Jordan Michael Smith, “Vote all you want. The secret government won’t change.” While surficially satisfying, the essay in fact is flat out dopey food-for-lazy-cynics, pushing the pablum sneer that voting does not matter, because Obama is just the same as Bush.

Alas, all Mr. Smith proves is that there are lefty-fools, as well as righty ones.  In 2013 the Obama Administration supported what the Bushites opposed, the most important civil liberties action in 30 years.  A declaration backing court decisions that citizens have an absolute right to record their interactions with police. And this is likely to be extensible to other authorities. This empowers citizens to make the inevitable top-down glare at least somewhat 2-way. No Republican supported this move, which arms us with a core entitlement to use fast-improving technology to balance power, at least somewhat. At least in principle it does! It will be up to us to keep extending it, indefinitely.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2014/10/18/vote-all-you-want-the-secret-government-won-change/jVSkXrENQlu8vNcBfMn9sL/story.html

Mr. Smith’s whines about NSA spying are the sign of a dismally unimaginative reflex. Nothing will stop surveillance. Drive it out of the NSA and it will dive somewhere else, even harder to supervise, like a game of whack-a-mole. But it can be rendered _harmless with sufficient sousveillance! That is where the fight should be radical, militant and fierce, but we are undermined by fools who sit and cynically glower that "there's no difference."  (That is, if Mr. Smith is not already in the pay of Rupert Murdoch.)

No difference? Here's another huge, huge area of dem-gop divergence that would matter, if our punditocracy were 1/10th as smart as they think they are. The diametrically opposite doctrines under which liberals and conservatives wage war.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2012/10/how-democrats-and-republicans-wage-war.html

We are seeing this difference play out, yet again, before our very eyes.  

But the final dismissal of such monstrous cynical sneers is simple enough to repeat to yourself, over and over again: "It's the Supreme Court, stupid.  It's the Supreme Court, stupid.  It's the Supreme Court, stupid.  It's the Supreme Court, stupid.  It's the Supreme Court, stupid.  It's the Supreme Court, stupid.  It's the Supreme Court, stupid.  It's the Supreme Court, stupid.  It's the Supreme Court, stupid.  It's the Supreme Court, stupid.  It's the Supreme Court, stupid.  It's the Supreme Court, stupid.  It's the Supreme Court, stupid.  It's the Supreme Court, stupid.  And... oh yes. It's the Supreme Court, stupid."___

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2014-10-21 05:10:38 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

How cool is this? “Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have located at least one and possibly three Kuiper Belt objects that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft can reach after its flyby Pluto next year.”  Meanwhile, I am helping…

http://news.discovery.com/space/tally-ho-on-targets-for-new-horizons-after-pluto-141020.htm

How cool is this? “Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have located at least one and possibly three Kuiper Belt objects that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft can reach after its flyby Pluto next year.”  Meanwhile, I am helping…

http://news.discovery.com/space/tally-ho-on-targets-for-new-horizons-after-pluto-141020.htm___

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2014-10-20 22:53:52 (15 comments, 5 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

My Monday posting begins a series about "an unstable world" in which I will comment on a series of places and themes that range from Russia (this time) to China (next time) to the ISIS-crisis to... Ebola. I start with Russia in part because almost everything the US and European media are saying tends to be given some very weird spin.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/10/an-unstable-world-part-one-russia.html

My Monday posting begins a series about "an unstable world" in which I will comment on a series of places and themes that range from Russia (this time) to China (next time) to the ISIS-crisis to... Ebola. I start with Russia in part because almost everything the US and European media are saying tends to be given some very weird spin.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/10/an-unstable-world-part-one-russia.html___

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2014-10-20 21:09:32 (34 comments, 8 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Which religions would have the hardest time accepting aliens? io9 starts off the discussion…

http://io9.com/which-religions-would-have-the-hardest-time-accepting-a-1647828920?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_twitter&utm_source=io9_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

…referring to book: Religions and Extraterrestrial Life
by David A. Weintraub
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/religion-extraterrestrials-jesus-save-klingons/

Alas, in the Scientific American interview, Weintraub displays some worrisome shallowness.  For example when he says: “In Judaism it doesn’t matter—there’s very little in Hebrew scripture that relates to the question.” But this is false when it comes to Talmudic and rabbinical commentaries.  Likewise, when I get the book I hope I will find the catholic discussions of CS Lewis and James Blish and other eminent science fictionauthors who dea... more »

Which religions would have the hardest time accepting aliens? io9 starts off the discussion…

http://io9.com/which-religions-would-have-the-hardest-time-accepting-a-1647828920?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_twitter&utm_source=io9_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

…referring to book: Religions and Extraterrestrial Life
by David A. Weintraub
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/religion-extraterrestrials-jesus-save-klingons/

Alas, in the Scientific American interview, Weintraub displays some worrisome shallowness.  For example when he says: “In Judaism it doesn’t matter—there’s very little in Hebrew scripture that relates to the question.” But this is false when it comes to Talmudic and rabbinical commentaries.  Likewise, when I get the book I hope I will find the catholic discussions of CS Lewis and James Blish and other eminent science fiction authors who dealt with the theological implications of alien life with extensive thoughtfulness.

I do intend to buy this tome, which overlaps two areas of special interest to me.___

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2014-10-20 17:47:55 (50 comments, 6 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Rupert Sheldrake is back, this time roiling the waters on a TedX talk that TED then (controversially) banned.  You can see the smooth-talking savanarola here:
Rupert Sheldrake - The Science Delusion BANNED TED TALK

Now please understand I am not bemoaning RS standing on a stage proclaiming "there's tentative evidence that there may be more than meets the eye." In fact, I have been known to use similar concepts in my novels!  Main characters in the Uplift Books have some basic psi powers, enhanced by future tech.  

On the other hand, I have to be deeply loyal to the date who brought me to this party -- a party that gave me - and most of you - the first freedom from fear, want, oppression and grinding ignorance in the history of this (and possibly any) species.  I deeply resent bombasts who milk and stir NOT skeptical inquiry but reflexive suspicion and hostilitytow... more »

Rupert Sheldrake is back, this time roiling the waters on a TedX talk that TED then (controversially) banned.  You can see the smooth-talking savanarola here:
Rupert Sheldrake - The Science Delusion BANNED TED TALK

Now please understand I am not bemoaning RS standing on a stage proclaiming "there's tentative evidence that there may be more than meets the eye." In fact, I have been known to use similar concepts in my novels!  Main characters in the Uplift Books have some basic psi powers, enhanced by future tech.  

On the other hand, I have to be deeply loyal to the date who brought me to this party -- a party that gave me - and most of you - the first freedom from fear, want, oppression and grinding ignorance in the history of this (and possibly any) species.  I deeply resent bombasts who milk and stir NOT skeptical inquiry but reflexive suspicion and hostility toward a "scientific establishment"... which, to the small extent that any such "establishment" even exists, is past-all-doubt and by orders of magnitude the wisest collection of genuine sages our world has ever seen.   

The ultimate irony? Were we forced to choose topmost elites to rule us, the 1930s technocrats were right and scientists would be by far best. (See the 1930s film Things To Come.)  But scientists would refuse!  They are the ones who understand the need for reciprocal accountability and the dangers of hypnotic delusion that corrupt the minds of anyone who is not subjected to relentless scrutiny and lateral criticism... the sort of lateral accountability that oligarchs suppressed in 99% of past cultures and that would be lords like the Koch brothers and Rupert Murdoch and his Saudi partners seek to impose, today.

Is Sheldrake applying lateral criticism? Or just more  hypnotic delusions? Any scientifically trained person who watches him or reads his screeds can tell.

If he were to say, "here are TEN EXPERIMENTS that I now challenge the world to perform. I do not proclaim any conspiracies to evade them. Moreover, I will modify them if scientific critics suggest ways for them to be better targeted and less vague or tendentious, and above-all well-falsifiable.  Moreover, if these experiments are null-result, then verified, I will back off in that category and admit that science is not blind to alternative possibilities."

He won't do that.  He is part of the pan spectrum attempt to undermine science. And that I won't abide.   See my essay about psi that ran in SKEPTIC:
http://www.davidbrin.com/parapsychology.html___

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2014-10-20 04:56:35 (9 comments, 17 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

We eukaryotes’ cell's mitochondria were once energy parasites?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141016165955.htm

We eukaryotes’ cell's mitochondria were once energy parasites?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141016165955.htm___

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2014-10-20 04:29:45 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

SMBC is sharp again. This one on kid conformity!
 http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=3479#comic

Oh and this one hurts! I’ve had shows canceled for this reason!  http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=3453#comic

SMBC is sharp again. This one on kid conformity!
 http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=3479#comic

Oh and this one hurts! I’ve had shows canceled for this reason!  http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=3453#comic___

2014-10-20 03:10:02 (21 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

A woman in Monterey Calif. is alleged to have intercepted communications, including sensitive law enforcement communications, by means that included “spy software” that the defendant secretly installed on the mobile phone of a police officer. The information also alleges that during the same period she illegally possessed interception devices, namely spy software including Mobistealth, StealthGenie, and mSpy, knowing that the design of those products renders them primarily useful for the purpose of the surreptitious interception of wire, oral, and electronic communications.  

Clearly this is not the same thing as 2013’s milestone civil rights breakthrough declaring an absolute right of citizens to visually record their interactions with police.  I am one of the biggest and earliest proponents of “sousveillance” to look back at authority for purposes of accountability.  But do _youthink this i... more »

A woman in Monterey Calif. is alleged to have intercepted communications, including sensitive law enforcement communications, by means that included “spy software” that the defendant secretly installed on the mobile phone of a police officer. The information also alleges that during the same period she illegally possessed interception devices, namely spy software including Mobistealth, StealthGenie, and mSpy, knowing that the design of those products renders them primarily useful for the purpose of the surreptitious interception of wire, oral, and electronic communications.  

Clearly this is not the same thing as 2013’s milestone civil rights breakthrough declaring an absolute right of citizens to visually record their interactions with police.  I am one of the biggest and earliest proponents of “sousveillance” to look back at authority for purposes of accountability.  But do _you think this is within the bounds of reasonable?

http://www.pogowasright.org/california-woman-charged-with-possessing-cellphone-spyware-and-using-it-to-intercept-law-___

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2014-10-20 03:02:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Comet Siding Spring swept past Mars today, so close that its dust cloud endangered the five orbiters that humanity now has circling above the Red Planet. Siding Spring came closest to Mars at 2:27 pm EDT (1827 GMT) on Sunday, October 19. Yes there was danger. (The orbiters  mostly hid behind the planet, after a fashion.) But there also may be terrific opportunities to do science. I did my PhD on comets, so it’s exciting!

Would it be better if the comet actually hit Mars? Wow, that would have been data rich! And possibly (briefly) re-established lakes and seas… and rain.
(Kinda hard on their dinosaurs (if any) though!)

See ALSO
http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/19/tech/innovation/mars-comet-siding-spring/

http://news.yahoo.com/rare-comet-fly-mars-sunday-020759769.html

Comet Siding Spring swept past Mars today, so close that its dust cloud endangered the five orbiters that humanity now has circling above the Red Planet. Siding Spring came closest to Mars at 2:27 pm EDT (1827 GMT) on Sunday, October 19. Yes there was danger. (The orbiters  mostly hid behind the planet, after a fashion.) But there also may be terrific opportunities to do science. I did my PhD on comets, so it’s exciting!

Would it be better if the comet actually hit Mars? Wow, that would have been data rich! And possibly (briefly) re-established lakes and seas… and rain.
(Kinda hard on their dinosaurs (if any) though!)

See ALSO
http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/19/tech/innovation/mars-comet-siding-spring/

http://news.yahoo.com/rare-comet-fly-mars-sunday-020759769.html___

2014-10-19 16:24:10 (54 comments, 39 reshares, 145 +1s)Open 

Always admit when your enemy is agile. The enemy of civilization is stupidity. I thought we had a "silver bullet" vs the Climate Denialist cult of stupid... in Ocean Acidification... the blatant fact that Ph levels around the world are plummeting and decisively caused by human generated carbon. (A 0.1 drop is huge. A decline of 0.3 would render the seas sterile for our purposes.)

But never underestimate stooopid!  Here's the new party line: "When the CC cultists chatter on about 'ocean acidification', remind them the ocean is still basic, that an ocean becoming 'less basic' does not mean the same thing as 'ocean acidification'..."

Thomas P explains: "the argument "it can't be acidification as the pH is still above 7" is  common among denialists. It works too, because lots of people  figure if the ocean isn't&q... more »

Always admit when your enemy is agile. The enemy of civilization is stupidity. I thought we had a "silver bullet" vs the Climate Denialist cult of stupid... in Ocean Acidification... the blatant fact that Ph levels around the world are plummeting and decisively caused by human generated carbon. (A 0.1 drop is huge. A decline of 0.3 would render the seas sterile for our purposes.)

But never underestimate stooopid!  Here's the new party line: "When the CC cultists chatter on about 'ocean acidification', remind them the ocean is still basic, that an ocean becoming 'less basic' does not mean the same thing as 'ocean acidification'..."

Thomas P explains: "the argument "it can't be acidification as the pH is still above 7" is  common among denialists. It works too, because lots of people  figure if the ocean isn't "acidic" yet it can't be a problem."  

I assumed this would be self correcting. That only idiots would confuse a quantity with its rate of change. Or miss the fact that a slightly alkaline ocean is what we NEED, and that if the ocean becomes any LESS alkaline, we would be screwed.  But stupidity is conserved.

Okay then, let's try again.  The trend is DEBASING THE OCEAN.  

The ocean is being be-based away from the alkaline state our lives and all life on Earth depends upon. Human generated CO2 is doing it. 
Moreover, those who writhe and find incantation-excuses to do nothing are complicit in this murder of our childrens' future.  And this debasing -- and the cult of frantically evading admitting it -- is proof that millions of our neighbors are stark, jibbering loonies.___

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2014-10-19 05:53:28 (25 comments, 12 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

The Earth's magnetic north pole has been speeding up in its movement and this year passed its closest to true north.  Interesting... and sci fi worrisome.

http://phys.org/news/2014-06-video-magnetic-field.html

The Earth's magnetic north pole has been speeding up in its movement and this year passed its closest to true north.  Interesting... and sci fi worrisome.

http://phys.org/news/2014-06-video-magnetic-field.html___

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2014-10-19 04:59:46 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

“The “nose” (sensors on the antennas) of the common fruit fly (drosophila melanogaster) could soon be used to detect illegal drugs and explosives, based on new research that has revealed the fly’s impressive ability to detect a wide range of smells.”  If this works, you’ll have a chemical sniffer on your phone, in some years.

http://www.kurzweilai.net/creating-e-noses-using-fruit-flies?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=7d2137c01a-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_147a5a48c1-7d2137c01a-281972889

“The “nose” (sensors on the antennas) of the common fruit fly (drosophila melanogaster) could soon be used to detect illegal drugs and explosives, based on new research that has revealed the fly’s impressive ability to detect a wide range of smells.”  If this works, you’ll have a chemical sniffer on your phone, in some years.

http://www.kurzweilai.net/creating-e-noses-using-fruit-flies?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=7d2137c01a-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_147a5a48c1-7d2137c01a-281972889___

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2014-10-19 00:51:25 (185 comments, 16 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

Libertarianism has been cozened into abandoning Adam Smith and what should be the central premise of the movement... that flat-open-fair competition is the greatest creative force in the universe. They have abandoned it in favor of a heavily propagandized campaign to identify "freedom" with utterly unlimited propertarianism and defense of oligarchic-monopolistic power, simply because it is "private."
In fact, if competition were still the central theme, libertarians would recall that oligarchic cheating was deemed the worst ENEMY of flat-open-fair enterprise competition (fofec) across 6000 years, and that "bureaucrats are at-worst a nuisance to fofec.
Indeed, there are certain kinds of socialism that should please libertarians! Those elements that INCREASE THE OVERALL NUMBER OF SKILLED, READY AND CREATIVE COMPETITORS. Friedrich Hayek himself declared this goal central... more »

Libertarianism has been cozened into abandoning Adam Smith and what should be the central premise of the movement... that flat-open-fair competition is the greatest creative force in the universe. They have abandoned it in favor of a heavily propagandized campaign to identify "freedom" with utterly unlimited propertarianism and defense of oligarchic-monopolistic power, simply because it is "private."
In fact, if competition were still the central theme, libertarians would recall that oligarchic cheating was deemed the worst ENEMY of flat-open-fair enterprise competition (fofec) across 6000 years, and that "bureaucrats are at-worst a nuisance to fofec.
Indeed, there are certain kinds of socialism that should please libertarians! Those elements that INCREASE THE OVERALL NUMBER OF SKILLED, READY AND CREATIVE COMPETITORS. Friedrich Hayek himself declared this goal central Hence, while welfare for adults may be questioned, there are almost no measures for kids that cannot be justified in libertarian terms, including free health care, food and education... and a protected environment.
This drift of libertarianism is not accident. It is the result of relentless and deliberate propaganda financed by... oligarchs who want to be feudal lords.
http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2011/09/libertarians-and-conservatives-must.html___

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2014-10-18 22:47:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Join me tomorrow at the San Diego Comic Fest! I have panels Sunday at 12, 2 and 4pm. At the Town and Country Resort in San Diego http://www.sdcomicfest.org

Join me tomorrow at the San Diego Comic Fest! I have panels Sunday at 12, 2 and 4pm. At the Town and Country Resort in San Diego http://www.sdcomicfest.org___

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2014-10-18 22:46:30 (1 comments, 12 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Okay… here’s yet another reason to be proud to be human. ‘ The Airgonay drone club, based in the French Alps, organized a race in the forest for lightweight drones that bob, weave, and generally fly at up to 40 miles per hour. These are remote controlled drones, not autonomous, so operators have on-board cameras to see where their devices are going and take snazzy in-race footage.’  Reminiscent of the best scene in “Return of the Jedi.”  The report is in French, but you'll understand what's happening within a minute.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/10/17/_airgonay_drone_club_in_the_french_alps_did_a_star_wars_like_pod_race.html

Okay… here’s yet another reason to be proud to be human. ‘ The Airgonay drone club, based in the French Alps, organized a race in the forest for lightweight drones that bob, weave, and generally fly at up to 40 miles per hour. These are remote controlled drones, not autonomous, so operators have on-board cameras to see where their devices are going and take snazzy in-race footage.’  Reminiscent of the best scene in “Return of the Jedi.”  The report is in French, but you'll understand what's happening within a minute.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/10/17/_airgonay_drone_club_in_the_french_alps_did_a_star_wars_like_pod_race.html___

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2014-10-18 16:26:41 (43 comments, 13 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

My main Saturday posting is a clear and explicit challenge to honest and decent American conservatives -- and to those Blue Americans who might talk some sense into them.  There truly is a moderate middle and it can end our current, deliberately re-ignited American Civil War. But we must find the right "undeniables" to get decent conservatives to recognize their duty -- to take back their once-noble movement from monsters.

My posting provides three major pieces of ammo. They may not work on your crazy uncle... but they just might prove effective with your wavering aunt.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/10/how-far-conservatism-has-changed.html

My main Saturday posting is a clear and explicit challenge to honest and decent American conservatives -- and to those Blue Americans who might talk some sense into them.  There truly is a moderate middle and it can end our current, deliberately re-ignited American Civil War. But we must find the right "undeniables" to get decent conservatives to recognize their duty -- to take back their once-noble movement from monsters.

My posting provides three major pieces of ammo. They may not work on your crazy uncle... but they just might prove effective with your wavering aunt.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/10/how-far-conservatism-has-changed.html___

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2014-10-18 15:55:56 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Wow... them Helvetians are clever.  There will come a point when courts will not suffice.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/18/arts/international/heirs-sue-bank-over-sale-of-nazi-looted-art-.html?ref=world&_r=0

Wow... them Helvetians are clever.  There will come a point when courts will not suffice.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/18/arts/international/heirs-sue-bank-over-sale-of-nazi-looted-art-.html?ref=world&_r=0___

2014-10-18 03:33:48 (7 comments, 13 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

We asked a question... the world answered. It appears that The UN is now training immune Ebola survivors to work with quarantined children... an ideal way to double check on the 95% certainty that the survivors are immune.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/now-training-ebola-survivors-care-26275169

We asked a question... the world answered. It appears that The UN is now training immune Ebola survivors to work with quarantined children... an ideal way to double check on the 95% certainty that the survivors are immune.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/now-training-ebola-survivors-care-26275169___

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2014-10-17 23:38:47 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Join a video Kaffeeklatsch conversation with me or Joe Haldeman or Kim Stanley Robinson in the online science fiction convention SofaCON2, held over two days in March of 2015. Guests include Charles Stross, Peter Hamilton, Bruce Bethke, Pat Cadigan, Gareth Powell, Mark Laidlaw, Paul di Filippo and Amy Sturgis.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1895930248/sofacon-2

Join a video Kaffeeklatsch conversation with me or Joe Haldeman or Kim Stanley Robinson in the online science fiction convention SofaCON2, held over two days in March of 2015. Guests include Charles Stross, Peter Hamilton, Bruce Bethke, Pat Cadigan, Gareth Powell, Mark Laidlaw, Paul di Filippo and Amy Sturgis.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1895930248/sofacon-2___

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2014-10-17 22:46:11 (4 comments, 10 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Interesting concept. Hope they send me a copy to review. “Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know” by Alexandra Horowitz.  “…a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human. Horowitz introduces the reader to dogs’ perceptual and cognitive abilities and then draws a picture of what it might be like to be a dog. What’s it like to be able to smell not just every bit of open food in the house but also to smell sadness in humans, or even the passage of time? How does a tiny dog manage to play successfully with a Great Dane? What is it like to hear the bodily vibrations of insects or the hum of a fluorescent light? Why must a person on a bicycle be chased? What’s it like to use your mouth as a hand? In short, what is it like for a dog to experience life from two feet off the ground…”
http://www.amazo... more »

Interesting concept. Hope they send me a copy to review. “Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know” by Alexandra Horowitz.  “…a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human. Horowitz introduces the reader to dogs’ perceptual and cognitive abilities and then draws a picture of what it might be like to be a dog. What’s it like to be able to smell not just every bit of open food in the house but also to smell sadness in humans, or even the passage of time? How does a tiny dog manage to play successfully with a Great Dane? What is it like to hear the bodily vibrations of insects or the hum of a fluorescent light? Why must a person on a bicycle be chased? What’s it like to use your mouth as a hand? In short, what is it like for a dog to experience life from two feet off the ground…”

http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Dog-What-Dogs-Smell/dp/1416583432/___

2014-10-17 20:01:04 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

The inspiring Ebola survivor in Africa who stepped up to the front lines. Read the story. Then squint and use your sci fi powers to imagine it is you.  It might be, some day.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/09/26/351735172/the-ebola-survivor-who-works-in-an-ebola-ward

The inspiring Ebola survivor in Africa who stepped up to the front lines. Read the story. Then squint and use your sci fi powers to imagine it is you.  It might be, some day.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/09/26/351735172/the-ebola-survivor-who-works-in-an-ebola-ward___

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2014-10-17 18:53:39 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

NASA is offering members of the public a chance to send their names into space. The space agency is inviting people to collect their “boarding passes” by applying to have their names added to a dime-sized microchip. During the Orion spacecraft’s missions, this chip will be dispatched to a variety of destinations, from Mars to low-Earth orbit.

I do encourage this… though I pointed out an extremely unlikely disadvantage in my short story “Mars Opposition.”

http://www.viralglobalnews.com/science/nasa-invites-you-to-send-your-name-into-space/19040/

NASA is offering members of the public a chance to send their names into space. The space agency is inviting people to collect their “boarding passes” by applying to have their names added to a dime-sized microchip. During the Orion spacecraft’s missions, this chip will be dispatched to a variety of destinations, from Mars to low-Earth orbit.

I do encourage this… though I pointed out an extremely unlikely disadvantage in my short story “Mars Opposition.”

http://www.viralglobalnews.com/science/nasa-invites-you-to-send-your-name-into-space/19040/___

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2014-10-17 04:24:50 (33 comments, 6 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Re: EBOLA - the big news I keep waiting for is the simplest: ARE SURVIVORS THENCEFORTH FULLY IMMUNE?  It is the most important thing we aren't being told! (Perhaps because it is not yet clear; there are too few survivors in the West, to test and those in Africa may be hard to find.) If the answer is 100% yes, then we have thousands of survivors in West Africa who should be recruited into the front lines. They would be able to care for new victims efficiently and should be commensurately rewarded. At minimum they can donate plasma for some of the new treatments.

Why are news media ignoring this crucial factor? Much depends on this one thing. If survivors are fully immune, then this disease will be inherently limited and the main factor controlling any outbreak will be cultural… whether people in a region understand a survivor’s obligation and step forward.

See my Hugo runner-upstor... more »

Re: EBOLA - the big news I keep waiting for is the simplest: ARE SURVIVORS THENCEFORTH FULLY IMMUNE?  It is the most important thing we aren't being told! (Perhaps because it is not yet clear; there are too few survivors in the West, to test and those in Africa may be hard to find.) If the answer is 100% yes, then we have thousands of survivors in West Africa who should be recruited into the front lines. They would be able to care for new victims efficiently and should be commensurately rewarded. At minimum they can donate plasma for some of the new treatments.

Why are news media ignoring this crucial factor? Much depends on this one thing. If survivors are fully immune, then this disease will be inherently limited and the main factor controlling any outbreak will be cultural… whether people in a region understand a survivor’s obligation and step forward.

See my Hugo runner-up story "The Giving Plague."  AT:
http://www.davidbrin.com/shortstories.html___

2014-10-17 04:15:04 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

Okay, now I am just proud to be human. 3d gun makes - and shoots(!) paper planes.

http://3dprint.com/18406/3d-printed-gun-paper-airplane/

Okay, now I am just proud to be human. 3d gun makes - and shoots(!) paper planes.

http://3dprint.com/18406/3d-printed-gun-paper-airplane/___

2014-10-17 01:23:33 (56 comments, 11 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

Get your flu shot.  Seriously.
 You are a member of a civilization and the vaxxers are very silly people. The Health system doesn't need you in bed, this winter. Stay off their radar ans be well.

And freaking vote! Make all your friends who are women, young, minorities or sane white people vote.

Get your flu shot.  Seriously.
 You are a member of a civilization and the vaxxers are very silly people. The Health system doesn't need you in bed, this winter. Stay off their radar ans be well.

And freaking vote! Make all your friends who are women, young, minorities or sane white people vote.___

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2014-10-17 00:30:12 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

'Saturn's moon Mimas, the smallest of the ringed planet's major satellites, may join the growing list of moons that hide an ocean of liquid water beneath their cratered surfaces... '  

I got stories in the works...

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141016-space-death-star-moon-mimas-ocean/

'Saturn's moon Mimas, the smallest of the ringed planet's major satellites, may join the growing list of moons that hide an ocean of liquid water beneath their cratered surfaces... '  

I got stories in the works...

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141016-space-death-star-moon-mimas-ocean/___

2014-10-16 23:43:05 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Connect, talk and play. Experience the fun of playing a board game in a digital environment. 100% Fan Funded. This kickstarter is for COSMIC ENCOUNTER one of the best and most elegantly designed board games in the history of our species.  A simple rule set... then a passel of aliens each of whom can break one rule! Way fun.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1475470703/cosmic-encounter-connector-changing-social-board-g/

Connect, talk and play. Experience the fun of playing a board game in a digital environment. 100% Fan Funded. This kickstarter is for COSMIC ENCOUNTER one of the best and most elegantly designed board games in the history of our species.  A simple rule set... then a passel of aliens each of whom can break one rule! Way fun.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1475470703/cosmic-encounter-connector-changing-social-board-g/___

2014-10-16 22:41:05 (30 comments, 6 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

I cannot confirm this story, about a West Point graduate and former Army officer who is waging a campaign of citizen sousveillance against bullying by Austin police.  But if due-diligence shows it not to be exaggerated, then it is a sign that times truly are heading toward the kind of reciprocal accountability in The Transparent Society.  In which case (if true) it could be a cause worthy of your support.

“site of a young West Point grad who ran afoul of police trying to intervene by filming what he considered inappropriate activities of a police officer. Then he attempted to arrest him and charge him with various made up of offenses. These charges were thrown out of court. Since then Antonio has made it his mission in life to bring police misconduct to the attention of the public by tracking and videotaping police activities . He has been charged with felonies multiple time with all beingthr... more »

I cannot confirm this story, about a West Point graduate and former Army officer who is waging a campaign of citizen sousveillance against bullying by Austin police.  But if due-diligence shows it not to be exaggerated, then it is a sign that times truly are heading toward the kind of reciprocal accountability in The Transparent Society.  In which case (if true) it could be a cause worthy of your support.

“site of a young West Point grad who ran afoul of police trying to intervene by filming what he considered inappropriate activities of a police officer. Then he attempted to arrest him and charge him with various made up of offenses. These charges were thrown out of court. Since then Antonio has made it his mission in life to bring police misconduct to the attention of the public by tracking and videotaping police activities . He has been charged with felonies multiple time with all being thrown out. Now he is launching a civil court action…”

https://rally.org/EndPoliceAbuse___

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2014-10-16 21:24:37 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Comet Siding Spring is about to sweep past Mars, so close that its dust cloud endangers the five orbiters that humanity now has circling above the Red Planet.  Siding Spring will come closest to Mars at 2:27 pm EDT (1827 GMT) on Sunday, October 19. Yes there is danger. (The orbiters will mostly hide behind the planet, after a fashion.) But there also may be terrific opportunities to do science.  I did my PhD on comets, so it’s exciting!

Would it be better if the comet actually hit Mars?  Wow, that would have been data rich!  And possibly (briefly) re-established lakes and seas… and rain.  (Kinda hard on their dinosaurs (if any) though!)

http://news.yahoo.com/rare-comet-fly-mars-sunday-020759769.html

Comet Siding Spring is about to sweep past Mars, so close that its dust cloud endangers the five orbiters that humanity now has circling above the Red Planet.  Siding Spring will come closest to Mars at 2:27 pm EDT (1827 GMT) on Sunday, October 19. Yes there is danger. (The orbiters will mostly hide behind the planet, after a fashion.) But there also may be terrific opportunities to do science.  I did my PhD on comets, so it’s exciting!

Would it be better if the comet actually hit Mars?  Wow, that would have been data rich!  And possibly (briefly) re-established lakes and seas… and rain.  (Kinda hard on their dinosaurs (if any) though!)

http://news.yahoo.com/rare-comet-fly-mars-sunday-020759769.html___

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2014-10-16 20:59:39 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Kewl!  A basket-star!

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/fisherman-catches-alien-sea-creature/

Kewl!  A basket-star!

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/fisherman-catches-alien-sea-creature/___

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2014-10-16 02:57:22 (13 comments, 6 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

My mid-week posting -- having just returned from speeches in New York and Kansas -- is about "Rejection of Tomorrow."  The cult-like belief -- infesting both extremes of the so-called political "spectrum" -- that we can only survive by renouncing rapid scientific progress.  I will make no friends with this, for while I denounce the larger Know Nothing Cult of the political right (in America: the New Confederacy), I also take on the much smaller but almost-as-crazy fringe of renunciators on the other side.

(See also how this trend is depicted growing, across the next decades, in EXISTENCE.)

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/10/rejection-of-tomorrow.html

My mid-week posting -- having just returned from speeches in New York and Kansas -- is about "Rejection of Tomorrow."  The cult-like belief -- infesting both extremes of the so-called political "spectrum" -- that we can only survive by renouncing rapid scientific progress.  I will make no friends with this, for while I denounce the larger Know Nothing Cult of the political right (in America: the New Confederacy), I also take on the much smaller but almost-as-crazy fringe of renunciators on the other side.

(See also how this trend is depicted growing, across the next decades, in EXISTENCE.)

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/10/rejection-of-tomorrow.html___

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2014-10-16 02:30:25 (27 comments, 8 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Distributed networks of smart phones will be the genesis of vast, creative meshes, benefiting not just freedom and transparency, but also science. as in this example where a simple ap could foster the world's biggest cosmic ray telescope: "There are already 1.5 billion active smartphones pre-positioned around the world. Just 1,000 active phones within a square kilometer could detect nearly all of the high energy cosmic rays striking the atmosphere above it."

I was involved when SETI@Home first proved the value of distributed nets of volunteered computation.  In The Transparent Society I talked about a future when citizens and neighbors, armed with phone-sensors would guard their areas not just against violence but all forms of pollution.  This will tax our wisdom, and we'll need actual politics to thrash out wise policies -- which will never happen when half of America isp... more »

Distributed networks of smart phones will be the genesis of vast, creative meshes, benefiting not just freedom and transparency, but also science. as in this example where a simple ap could foster the world's biggest cosmic ray telescope: "There are already 1.5 billion active smartphones pre-positioned around the world. Just 1,000 active phones within a square kilometer could detect nearly all of the high energy cosmic rays striking the atmosphere above it."

I was involved when SETI@Home first proved the value of distributed nets of volunteered computation.  In The Transparent Society I talked about a future when citizens and neighbors, armed with phone-sensors would guard their areas not just against violence but all forms of pollution.  This will tax our wisdom, and we'll need actual politics to thrash out wise policies -- which will never happen when half of America is psychotic in a re-ignited Civil War...

...but we WILL figure out wise ways to use all this for good.

http://www.iflscience.com/space/your-phone-already-cosmic-ray-detector___

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2014-10-09 15:45:51 (138 comments, 12 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

Those who are moaning that President Obama refuses to commit large numbers of "boots on the ground" to the middle east quagmire, relying heavily in air power, badly need to read this.  I years ago parsed the diametrically opposite way democratic vs republican presidents wage war.  The democratic approach is not always right or done well!  (e.g. Somalia).  Just fifty times as well as the GOP approach.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2012/10/how-democrats-and-republicans-wage-war.html

Those who are moaning that President Obama refuses to commit large numbers of "boots on the ground" to the middle east quagmire, relying heavily in air power, badly need to read this.  I years ago parsed the diametrically opposite way democratic vs republican presidents wage war.  The democratic approach is not always right or done well!  (e.g. Somalia).  Just fifty times as well as the GOP approach.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2012/10/how-democrats-and-republicans-wage-war.html___

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2014-10-09 03:12:59 (31 comments, 6 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Democrats this election have done a good job attracting a lot of big donors, but Republicans appear to have the big advantage when it comes to big secret donors. How big a pile of such facts do you need, before you'll admit that it is no longer left-vs-right.  It is pro or anti democracy.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2014/10/06/353536886/democrats-winning-big-money-gop-winning-big-secret-money

Democrats this election have done a good job attracting a lot of big donors, but Republicans appear to have the big advantage when it comes to big secret donors. How big a pile of such facts do you need, before you'll admit that it is no longer left-vs-right.  It is pro or anti democracy.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2014/10/06/353536886/democrats-winning-big-money-gop-winning-big-secret-money___

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2014-10-09 00:14:42 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

My Wednesday posting is all about space!!!  Comets and Mars and more comets brushing past Mars! And Elon - whose first name is fast becoming both a verb and a phenomenon. And weird NASA landers and lots of cool stuff.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-spirit-of-exploration-comets-pluto.html

My Wednesday posting is all about space!!!  Comets and Mars and more comets brushing past Mars! And Elon - whose first name is fast becoming both a verb and a phenomenon. And weird NASA landers and lots of cool stuff.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-spirit-of-exploration-comets-pluto.html___

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2014-10-08 18:13:55 (32 comments, 8 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

I have long believed we should be dealing with crises with a multi-pronged approach.  The far-left, in opposing even experiments in (say) ocean fertilization, is almost 10% as crazy as today’s entire US right. (Yes, that crazy!) Both sides poison pragmatism, which is portrayed on this page about ways to ameliorate the incredible harm that carbonate-driven acidification is doing to our oceans.

But yes, there’s no doubt it is the Denialist Cult doing the worst harm.  Ocean acidification is the silver bullet, boys and girls.  It is undeniable. It cannot be armwaved away with Fox-nuremberg-style sieg-incantations.  It is pure fact, and caused by human generated CO2.  

And it threatens our children.  Furthermore, those who would sneer us into doing nothing - refusing even to negotiate - are complicit with murdering the future.

Do not let them get away with the tactic ofyelling “... more »

I have long believed we should be dealing with crises with a multi-pronged approach.  The far-left, in opposing even experiments in (say) ocean fertilization, is almost 10% as crazy as today’s entire US right. (Yes, that crazy!) Both sides poison pragmatism, which is portrayed on this page about ways to ameliorate the incredible harm that carbonate-driven acidification is doing to our oceans.

But yes, there’s no doubt it is the Denialist Cult doing the worst harm.  Ocean acidification is the silver bullet, boys and girls.  It is undeniable. It cannot be armwaved away with Fox-nuremberg-style sieg-incantations.  It is pure fact, and caused by human generated CO2.  

And it threatens our children.  Furthermore, those who would sneer us into doing nothing - refusing even to negotiate - are complicit with murdering the future.

Do not let them get away with the tactic of yelling “Squirrel!” and pointing elsewhere to change the subject.  Repeat it.
 “The oceans are going acid. The oceans are going acid. The oceans are going acid. The oceans are going acid. The oceans are going acid. The oceans are going acid. The oceans are going acid. The oceans are going acid….

"...And if YOU guys keep this up, and the seas die, we will remember you. Yes you. By name.”

http://nextbigfuture.com/2014/09/ocean-acification-mitigation-deatils.html___

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2014-10-08 06:48:24 (48 comments, 17 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

“Looking for a healthier lifestyle? You might want to move to Hawaii. More educated people? You should probably try Montana, Vermont, or Minnesota. Better job prospects? North Dakota. And if you want the best quality of living, pound for pound, the best place to live is New Hampshire. But if you're trying to avoid places where all of the above are (well) below average, you'll want to stay clear of the South.”

Seriously, should we listen to preaching about morality and how to raise kids from a confederacy that has had universally bad outcomes in almost every realm of living? Teen sex/pregnancy/stds/abortion… divorce & domestic violence… and so on. Soaking in our taxes. Please.  Rejoin us in a scientific and calm civilization.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/10/07/why-the-south-is-the-worst-place-to-live-in-the-u-s-in-10-charts/

“Looking for a healthier lifestyle? You might want to move to Hawaii. More educated people? You should probably try Montana, Vermont, or Minnesota. Better job prospects? North Dakota. And if you want the best quality of living, pound for pound, the best place to live is New Hampshire. But if you're trying to avoid places where all of the above are (well) below average, you'll want to stay clear of the South.”

Seriously, should we listen to preaching about morality and how to raise kids from a confederacy that has had universally bad outcomes in almost every realm of living? Teen sex/pregnancy/stds/abortion… divorce & domestic violence… and so on. Soaking in our taxes. Please.  Rejoin us in a scientific and calm civilization.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/10/07/why-the-south-is-the-worst-place-to-live-in-the-u-s-in-10-charts/___

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2014-10-07 20:26:33 (34 comments, 5 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

On iO9... fast becoming the "it" site for open and hungry minds... George Dvorsky's column takes on big picture stuff!  In today's posting, he interviews me about artificial intelligence (AI) and how we can get into a good mental state to take on the many issues involved.

http://io9.com/are-we-overthinking-the-perils-of-artificial-intelligen-1643292210

On iO9... fast becoming the "it" site for open and hungry minds... George Dvorsky's column takes on big picture stuff!  In today's posting, he interviews me about artificial intelligence (AI) and how we can get into a good mental state to take on the many issues involved.

http://io9.com/are-we-overthinking-the-perils-of-artificial-intelligen-1643292210___

2014-10-07 19:04:58 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Neat stuff: blasting incoming missiles and drones out of the sky with a high-energy laser, carried aboard a rugged truck.  The see-saw of attack-defense just took another swing.  It's a sci fi world. Now let's produce science fiction the (accurately) predicts something better than dystopias.

http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/ic/des/hel_md_0514_vid.html

For some optimism, see the Hieroglyph anthology!
http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062204691/hieroglyph

Neat stuff: blasting incoming missiles and drones out of the sky with a high-energy laser, carried aboard a rugged truck.  The see-saw of attack-defense just took another swing.  It's a sci fi world. Now let's produce science fiction the (accurately) predicts something better than dystopias.

http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/ic/des/hel_md_0514_vid.html

For some optimism, see the Hieroglyph anthology!
http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062204691/hieroglyph___

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2014-10-06 22:59:17 (84 comments, 7 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

My Saturday posting raised a lot of fierce opinions, because it was about sci fi films!  Today's blog is much less likely to ruffle feathers... it's only about abortion.  Specifically, why the American Right became so thoroughly fixated on the issue.  It may not be what you think.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/10/abortion-and-jesus-effect.html

My Saturday posting raised a lot of fierce opinions, because it was about sci fi films!  Today's blog is much less likely to ruffle feathers... it's only about abortion.  Specifically, why the American Right became so thoroughly fixated on the issue.  It may not be what you think.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/10/abortion-and-jesus-effect.html___

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