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David Brin has been shared in 288 public circles

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Allan watson26,270Active users on Google+. Circle ShareIf you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#Atlas #World #Washington #DC #National #Geographic #issue #Population #December #ebcom #Encyclopædia #Britannica #Chicago #Encyclopædia #Britannica #Inc #to #b #National #Geographic #Atlas #World #th #ed #Washington #Brief #No #February #includes2015-04-23 06:59:594045616
CHEAT COC335New Control Panel For Member, Update and All Tutorial can Found Here : http://cheatcocc.blogspot.com  Thanks #teamb   reshared to help other find us2015-04-20 13:38:04501000
Alex Grossman122,668My SF&F Writers, Editors and Publishers circle. Hope you find it interesting. Many cool people here.2015-04-19 06:51:4455003
Singularity Utopia5,944I've noticed some people doing #sharedcircles recently on G+, which was a handy thing when I first started using G+, thus for newcomers here is my contribution. This circle includes a mixture of people and pages. The general theme is science, technology, thinkers; people who may have a #Singularity interest.2015-04-09 10:20:04273000
Tourej Ansari44,306In this circle are people included, who has already shared an own public #circle with interesting profiles.Please add me to your circles and share this circle! #Phoenix   #Arizona  2015-04-08 06:01:54191011
Daniel Gibbs23,607If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this #circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#while #benefitting #poor #and #vulnerable #farmers #The #studys #recommendations #ranged #from #improving #the #use #of #climate #information #in #local #planning #and #strengthening #weatherbased #agroadvisory #services #to #stimulating #diversification #of #rural #household #incomes #and #providing #incentes #to #in #to 2015-04-07 06:31:55486255
Volkan DOBRİCELİ26Mobile PhotographersMobile Photography -- or as I call it  #Mobilography  -- is an artform that, happy to report, has flourished here on Google+. This circle of mobile photographers is not food and cats. It is art, it is creativity, it is beauty and content. Some of the individuals in this circle are film and DSLR photographers as well. The phone camera though is a regular and equally legitimate camera to use in their photography and documentation of their worlds.If you have been notified of this post, you are in the circle.Crowd SourcingI am taking suggestions for people to add to this circle for the future. If you are a mobile photographer, or know a mobile photographer, that isn't in this circle, please mention them here and include a link to a gallery of work.You are not required to share this circle to get into it. I can't stand that gimmick. Share it if you want people to know about our work.#MobilePhotography   #Mobilography   #Mobilographers   #MobilePhotographers   #CircleShare   #SharedCircle  2015-03-26 15:02:264711217
Technology Pools990Join the Gathering Circle !! Full of nice and active friends #Engagers #EngagersCircle #SocialMedia #Google+ #SharedCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing  #Shared  #Social #GooglePlusTips #circles2015-03-25 10:28:31501000
Technology Pools990Join the Gathering Circle !! Full of nice and active friends #Engagers #EngagersCircle #SocialMedia #Google+ #SharedCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing  #Shared  #Social #GooglePlusTips #circles2015-03-25 10:27:32501000
Wayne Marinovich28,496Writers / Authors / Publishers / Bloggers circleTime to share one of my favourite circles. It has grown quite a bit in the past few months and I will be starting a second one because I am on the 500 mark here. Let me know if you want to be included.Please share to pass on the love. Thanks and write well.2015-03-25 08:21:36499000
Jomar Cabillo0✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦ONCE AGAIN HERE'S SMILE VERSION  OF MY SHARED PUBLIC Great Great CIRCLE .. I wish to be a friend to all of ya guys.. cheerz with us.. and cheerz with them.. GUYS JUST WANNA SAY, THANKS FOR THE CIRCLE AND HOPE COULD BE FRIENDS AT ANY CIRCLE, FRIENDS, PHOTOGRAPHY, ACQUAINTANCES, FOLLOWING ETC.. THANKS LOVE YOU ALL GUYS..  GOD BLESS.Like-Comment-and SHARE.. UPDATED FRIDAY 7/12/2014✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦GREAT reshares last week! INSANE! Let's keep it going!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps: 1) Plus the original post2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete4) Add the circle weekly so you can get the new members! Thank A lot Guys..Love You all#Qhuilouah Aquino  #circle  #circles #public   #publiccircle    #circleshare   #circlesharing    #sharedcircles    #sharedcircle    #morefollowers   #sharingcircles    #circleshare    #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedpublicircles    #sharedcircle    #photography   #photographer #bestphotographer    #topphotographer    #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome    #AwesomePeople    #AwesomeCircle   #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle   #addpeople    #circlemeup   #circlesdisc2015-03-05 14:53:30448001
Ryan Johnson26,769This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare  #sri_lanka #colombo #australia #adelaide #australia #cairns #australia #darwin #australia #hobart #new_zealand #auckland #new_zealand #wellington #papua_new_guinea #papua_new_guinea #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday 2015-03-05 07:52:19424534083
Robert Best2,685Google+ Relevance CircleWhat people of "relevance" do we have in common? Care to share?This big shared circle contains my most "relevant" circles according to G+. It also only contains people/profiles who post publicly (Either occasionally or prolifically).Do you recognize others in the list? (I think the probability is high)As far as I know, the visual beside the "Add people" button below shows you the 8 people from this circle who are most "relevant" to you. Also, if you click that add people button, the list inside is ordered by "relevance".Some people in this circle I know very well... others I haven't met at all (Besides interfacing with what they share publicly on G+) I'm curious, what circles do we share of high relevance? Give a few people shout outs! Let's have a random chat.You were likely notified of this post... I normally don't share to any of my specific circles, so as to avoid sending out unwanted notifications... But since I have you and your attention here... HELLO! Have we talked before? Why do you think I have you circled? What's of relevance for you? (Besides people on G+) If we do know each other... Have we been in touch lately? If not, let's please catch up!2015-03-03 01:03:39455111
Paul Hutchinson2,176A G+ #FF post ... Here's my "Science" circle (at least 501 of the 1105 people in the circle)#tw #fb2015-02-27 21:06:56501000
Brian Mcquillan23,952Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #Gif #Cute #Anime #Animals #Online #Life #CatLovers #Cat #FunnyPics #Quote #Art #CaturdayEveryday #QuoteOfTheDay #Truth #Dog #Dogs #XD #Meme #LOL #Humor #Cute #Anime #Gif #Animals #Cat #CatLovers #Art #Online #Cats #Life #FunnyPics #CaturdayEveryday #Dog #Quote #Dogs #Truth #Manga 2015-02-27 10:33:26381172326
Technology Pools225If you like this Circle, please share this post and Circle. If you want to be in the next circle, share this circle and post a comment here!#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #bristol #somerset #london #britain"2015-02-07 05:54:12405002
Crazy Cats29 Public #circleshare   January 20, 2015Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This #cirlce  !!!***************************************************************Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Follow me here : http://goo.gl/7rWIEVTo 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 +1 this circle4 Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( dont forget share the circle and include yourself )5 If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).6  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.Special Invite :+A Tech Buzz +Axel Kratel +Andrea Gervasi +Andrew Sowerby +Anette Mossbacher +Brett Szmajda +Andrew Sowerby +Irina Sadokhina +Sean Carroll +Michael Sonntag +Mighty Dragon Studios +Eric Delcour +2015-02-01 10:25:324744411
Natasha Velicia475Get More Google+ Follower with  +TubeDEVILZ  January 15, 2015*****************************************************************HERE'S OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLE*****************************************************************Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!,Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost 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 +1 this circle4 Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( dont forget share the circle and include yourself )5 If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).6  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.**************************************Follow Me Here : http://goo.gl/c18bpxAnd Subcribe : http://goo.gl/NT0MCkSpecial Invitation (Please +1 and Share) :+Alfina Dewi +Agus Septiann +Dini Ashanti +Amy Cesario +Sergii Daniloff +Danis Sanju +Lieven Damman +dini iftita +Lincoln Harrison +Riskhha Nur Hayati +Nanang Hendro +Hanste2015-01-16 20:15:35473419
Xtreme Videos0#CircleSharing#SharedCircles#Circle#CircleOfTheDay#SHARE#SharedPublicCircles#TeamElite#circlesdiscovery#Shared#ADD#Friends#Google#PublicCircle#teamelitecircle#teameliteengagercircle#dontconfusethecircles#SocialMedia#SocialMediaMarketing#EliteInnerCircle#Engagement#love#couple#cute#adorable#TagsForLikes#kiss#kisses#hugs#romance#forever#girlfriend#boyfriend#gf#bf#bff#together#photooftheday2015-01-16 16:26:1950161410
Ryan Johnson23,295This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare  #sri_lanka #colombo #australia #adelaide #australia #cairns #australia #darwin #australia #hobart #new_zealand #auckland #new_zealand #wellington #papua_new_guinea #papua_new_guinea #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday 2015-01-16 13:00:35472313051
Moan Lisa49,682MOAN LISA's Circle Share14 January, 2015add & share.2015-01-14 19:00:493003413
RuMuZ NeYiMe1,336good morningadd friends list..#addcircle #addcircles #addpeople #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besharable #besocial #bestcircle #bestcircles #bestengagers #circleadd #circleall #circleme #circlemenow #circlemeup #circlenetwork #circleplus #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circleshares #circlesharing #circleup #circleyoushare #coolpeople #engagerscircle #engagerscircles #findcircle #findcircles #follow4follow #followback #followme #fullcircleshare #influencermarketing #internetmarketing #morefollowers #networkcircle 2015-01-12 08:56:27466107
John Sean10,506This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #philadelphia #phoenix #san_antonio #san_diego #san_francisco #san_jose #seattle #tampa #washington #american_samoa #american_samoa #pago_pago #fiji #fiji #nadi #fiji #suva #argentina #argentina #buenos_aires #argentina #cordoba #argentina #iguaza #argentina #mendoza #argentina #rosaio #argentina #san_carlos_de_bariloche #bolivia #bolivia #cochabamba 2015-01-12 06:41:19465171632
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov2,751SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FRIENDS : Circle V.1.11. Link to my own scientific research topic: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4212005/  To be included in future circle-editions, please ENGAGE: add me to your own circles/+1/re-share/comment on the original circle-post, or on some of the other science-related posts on my wall (this is needed since the number of people that could be circled is limited from Google – and therefore I am forced to keep included just the most active users). Currently featured science-related GOOGLE PLUS post:https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/8LU6LVz75jxI would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #nutrition    #ScienceSunday   #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech   #GameTechnology    #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch    #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol   #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct   #artists   #foodies   #cars   2014-11-27 06:30:22451423271
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,950SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS : CIRCLE V.8; maintained by +Atanas Georgiev Atanasov  ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday   #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech   #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch    #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol   #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct   2014-11-17 05:24:2236226837
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,746SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS : CIRCLE V.7; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday  #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech  #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol  #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct  #artists   #foodies   #cars2014-11-13 05:47:40346607
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,550SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : CIRCLE V.6; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday  #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech  #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol  #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct  #artists   #foodies   2014-11-10 06:22:16330123
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,294SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : CIRCLE V.5; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday  #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech  #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol  #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct  #artists   #foodies   2014-11-06 08:10:3436954038
Nolan Harvey218More friend today #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #morefollowers  2014-11-05 16:59:40501138
Sharon Caroline1,691Hello my friends, good morning/evening for you all!Boost Your visibility On Google+!Shared and be shared. :)Thank you for sharing and promoting this.#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedcircleoftheday2014-11-05 08:31:58463203
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,228SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : Circle V.3, maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA  #Space #Innovation  #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming +Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch  #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists #foodies 2014-11-05 07:02:42362515
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,127Science and Technology +Friends: Circle 2014 V.2 To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA  #Space #Innovation  #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming +Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch  #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists #foodies #cars 2014-11-04 06:51:44407103
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,054Science and Technology Circle 2014 To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA   #Space #Innovation   #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists 2014-11-02 08:37:19453526
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 09:05:4950111313
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 13:14:5050111415
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 13:48:29265213
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 12:15:324990719
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
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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

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2015-04-15 17:29:12 (112 comments, 33 reshares, 154 +1s)Open 

Well, Republicans are nothing, if not consistent. Having doubled down on “Supply Side” fantasies for 20 years, they promised that every tax cut for the rich would “pay for itself and erase federal deficits,” after the rich used the gifts to invest in productive enterprises. They never did. And so, instead, every such cut sent us into steep deficits and debt.
 
Now? They are doubling down on the voodoo. Switching to well-proved “demand side” would have hired half a million workers to repair bridges and infrastructure — things we will have to do anyway. But sending high-velocity cash through poor pockets and stimulating the economy would admit the Keynsians were right. Indeed, preventing that recovery is one reason the GOP blocked the Infrastructure Bill.http://www.was... more »

Most reshares: 39

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2015-04-11 18:03:10 (74 comments, 39 reshares, 133 +1s)Open 

On April 12, 2015, we celebrate the 60th anniversary of a vaccine developed by Jonas Salk that prevented polio and drove it close to extinction. Just one result? Soon, a scientist, Jonas Salk, was the most popular man in America. A scientist. Inventor of vaccines.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/npr-history-dept/2015/04/10/398515228/defeating-the-disease-that-paralyzed-america

From the article: “Rumors spread that soft drinks were responsible — or too much rain or heat. In some places people stopped handling paper money and refused to shake hands. But mostly people mobilized to fight the disease by raising money for the March of Dimes, which promised us a life-saving protective vaccine. And, in the end, it gave us two vaccines — the injected killed-virus version of Jonas Salk and the oral live-virus version of Albert Sabin."

Too bad Salk couldn’t come up with a vaccineagainst... more »

Most plusones: 174

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2015-03-26 18:56:18 (76 comments, 29 reshares, 174 +1s)Open 

Alarm bells that don’t go off.  Ted Cruz declared on TV that “satellite data demonstrate for the last 17 years, there’s been zero warming.” And immediately my Specificity Alarm went off.  What?  You don’t have a specificity alarm?  Well you need one, because it helps you to detect when damned liars are at least trying to weasel a way  out of speaking direct falsehood.  Like a kid proclaiming: “Who broke your window half an hour ago, Mrs. Smith? Can’t be me, cause I’ve been waaaay over here for 26 minutes!

Seventeen years? Hm… why 17 years?  And why “satellite data”?  Read this article. It proves this fellow to be far, far worse than a damned liar.  He’s a damned, lying lawyer.

Oh... btw... 
ocean acidification... ocean acidification... ocean acidification... ocean acidification... ocean acidification... ocean acidification... oceanacidification... ocean acidificat... more »

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2015-04-25 23:07:49 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

The problem with human immortality... 

The problem with human immortality... ___

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2015-04-25 16:30:45 (18 comments, 6 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) introduced a bill to extend through 2020 a controversial surveillance authority under the USA Patriot Act.   “The move comes as a bipartisan group of lawmakers in both houses is preparing legislation to scale back the government’s spying powers under Section 215 of the Patriot Act.”   

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) introduced a bill to extend through 2020 a controversial surveillance authority under the USA Patriot Act.   “The move comes as a bipartisan group of lawmakers in both houses is preparing legislation to scale back the government’s spying powers under Section 215 of the Patriot Act.”   ___

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2015-04-24 16:44:17 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

My weekend posting is about three fundamental principles of interaction among living systems.  It supplies a context for our ongoing discussions about what can and should motivate civilization, our relationships with each other, and with nature.

My weekend posting is about three fundamental principles of interaction among living systems.  It supplies a context for our ongoing discussions about what can and should motivate civilization, our relationships with each other, and with nature.___

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2015-04-24 00:04:13 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

In less than an hour, I'll be the guest on Jay Ackroyd's popular radio show and podcast. (With an added layer on Second Life!) David Brin: Living in the Transparent Society.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2015/04/24/david-brin-living-in-the-transparent-society

In less than an hour, I'll be the guest on Jay Ackroyd's popular radio show and podcast. (With an added layer on Second Life!) David Brin: Living in the Transparent Society.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2015/04/24/david-brin-living-in-the-transparent-society___

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2015-04-23 17:04:17 (20 comments, 13 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

So where will you move the goal-posts, next? “Abandoning years of official skepticism, Oklahoma’s government on Tuesday embraced a scientific consensus that earthquakes rocking the state are largely caused by the underground disposal of billions of barrels of wastewater from oil and gas wells.”  How many times will you denialists backpedal before you admit that the sciencey side is right more often?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/us/oklahoma-acknowledges-wastewater-from-oil-and-gas-wells-as-major-cause-of-quakes.html?_r=0

So where will you move the goal-posts, next? “Abandoning years of official skepticism, Oklahoma’s government on Tuesday embraced a scientific consensus that earthquakes rocking the state are largely caused by the underground disposal of billions of barrels of wastewater from oil and gas wells.”  How many times will you denialists backpedal before you admit that the sciencey side is right more often?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/us/oklahoma-acknowledges-wastewater-from-oil-and-gas-wells-as-major-cause-of-quakes.html?_r=0___

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2015-04-22 22:26:12 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

As grateful as I am for the honor of an international Day to commemorate Earth... and the planet that's named after that novel of mine... we must redouble our efforts to save and revive our Mother World --  to become her eyes, ears, nose and brains.  Take this news from Ed Lu, head of the B612 Foundation:  "Just yesterday, a 15m rock named Asteroid 2015 HD1 passed Earth, only 0.2 lunar distances away (45,600 miles). HD1 was only discovered by the Tucson-based Mt. Lemmon Survey three days ago on April 18. This reinforces our need to accelerate the discovery of asteroids." 

Look into B612's efforts at planetary protection (http://sentinelmission.org).  And the efforts to make us all rich from space materials, by Planetary Resources... but above all, join a range of orgs and NGOs that will fight to save the planet FOR you!

These range from the radical Greenpeace,thro... more »

As grateful as I am for the honor of an international Day to commemorate Earth... and the planet that's named after that novel of mine... we must redouble our efforts to save and revive our Mother World --  to become her eyes, ears, nose and brains.  Take this news from Ed Lu, head of the B612 Foundation:  "Just yesterday, a 15m rock named Asteroid 2015 HD1 passed Earth, only 0.2 lunar distances away (45,600 miles). HD1 was only discovered by the Tucson-based Mt. Lemmon Survey three days ago on April 18. This reinforces our need to accelerate the discovery of asteroids." 

Look into B612's efforts at planetary protection (http://sentinelmission.org).  And the efforts to make us all rich from space materials, by Planetary Resources... but above all, join a range of orgs and NGOs that will fight to save the planet FOR you!

These range from the radical Greenpeace, through the moderate-effective Sierra Club, all the way to the Republican (but somehow still sane) World Wildlife Fund.  See how  even modest membership dues can make you part of saving the world.  Your descendants have their eyes on you. (Possibly literally.)  So listen!  Save our Mother.

http://www.davidbrin.com/proxyactivism.html___

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2015-04-22 16:49:09 (7 comments, 6 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

The Titius-Bode law was formulated around 1770 and correctly calculated the position of Uranus before it was even discovered. Under this rule-of-thumb, the ratio between the orbital period of the first and second planet is the same as the ratio between the second and the third planet and so on. Now a group of Australians and Danes claim that “We decided to use this method to calculate the potential planetary positions in 151 planetary systems, where the Kepler satellite had found between 3 and 6 planets. In 124 of the planetary systems, the Titius-Bode law fit with the position of the planets as good as or better than our own solar system.”
http://www.nbi.ku.dk/english/news/news15/planets-in-the-habitable-zone-around-most-stars-calculate-researchers/

If this is true, then the T-B law is resurrected from the dead, because I knew of very few  astronomers who gave it credence, deeming itquas... more »

The Titius-Bode law was formulated around 1770 and correctly calculated the position of Uranus before it was even discovered. Under this rule-of-thumb, the ratio between the orbital period of the first and second planet is the same as the ratio between the second and the third planet and so on. Now a group of Australians and Danes claim that “We decided to use this method to calculate the potential planetary positions in 151 planetary systems, where the Kepler satellite had found between 3 and 6 planets. In 124 of the planetary systems, the Titius-Bode law fit with the position of the planets as good as or better than our own solar system.”
http://www.nbi.ku.dk/english/news/news15/planets-in-the-habitable-zone-around-most-stars-calculate-researchers/

If this is true, then the T-B law is resurrected from the dead, because I knew of very few  astronomers who gave it credence, deeming it quasi-mystical.  In fact, if these ratios hold up (and I’ll want to see it verified) it would  rank as among the most important discoveries of the Kepler mission or, indeed, planetary science.  Moreover: “Using T-B’s law we tried to predict where there could be more planets further out in the planetary systems.”

Mind you, this flies in the face of a major Kepler discovery, that a vast fraction of planetary systems hug closer to their star that the orbit of Mercury, including massive Jovian gas giants.  Many planetologists hold that this indicates systems that shift orbits considerably, especially in their early epochs. A result that cannot be consistent with the authors’ claims of a powerful Titus-Bode resonance. At least, it’s hard to reconcile.___

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2015-04-21 18:08:06 (18 comments, 18 reshares, 123 +1s)Open 

The fact that Dick Cheney is admired by a single American is appalling proof of the delusional willpower of schizophrenia. Watch Jon Stewart's hilarious rant-tribute to Cheney laying the lying hypocrisy so bare that even the most-delusional among you Fox apologists will have to admit... this one should long ago have been given the boot. 
http://www.businessinsider.com/jon-stewart-goes-on-epic-quest-to-prove-cheney-wrong-on-iran-2015-4

The fact that Dick Cheney is admired by a single American is appalling proof of the delusional willpower of schizophrenia. Watch Jon Stewart's hilarious rant-tribute to Cheney laying the lying hypocrisy so bare that even the most-delusional among you Fox apologists will have to admit... this one should long ago have been given the boot. 
http://www.businessinsider.com/jon-stewart-goes-on-epic-quest-to-prove-cheney-wrong-on-iran-2015-4___

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2015-04-20 22:39:41 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

My main weekly posting is about how to stop bullies... both on the playground and those elites in governments and boardrooms who might use power against us. It seems that every sage and pundit out there is warning about one type or another of would-be Big Brother tyrant! They differ over whether the worst danger is from oligarchs or bureaucrats. But almost all of them prescribe the same solution: "Everybody hide!"

Here I try... yet again... and unavoidably repetitiously... to show how silly that is. It cannot even conceivably work! There is a better way.  And it seems that our kids found it, long before wiseguy-clueless pundits ever did.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/04/everybody-hide.html

My main weekly posting is about how to stop bullies... both on the playground and those elites in governments and boardrooms who might use power against us. It seems that every sage and pundit out there is warning about one type or another of would-be Big Brother tyrant! They differ over whether the worst danger is from oligarchs or bureaucrats. But almost all of them prescribe the same solution: "Everybody hide!"

Here I try... yet again... and unavoidably repetitiously... to show how silly that is. It cannot even conceivably work! There is a better way.  And it seems that our kids found it, long before wiseguy-clueless pundits ever did.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/04/everybody-hide.html___

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2015-04-20 17:21:19 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

William F. Buckley’s National Review always styled itself as the most intellectual wing of the conservative movement.  There was a time when, perhaps, that meant something. Todayl, it signifies how many three or four syllable words you’ll find strung together.  For example, take this piece all about the “the growing schism within American environmentalism. On one side are the pro-energy, pro-density humanists. They call themselves ecomodernists and are led by the Breakthrough Institute, a centrist, Oakland-based environmental group.”

The NR reporter waxes on about B.I.’s “ecomodernist manifesto,” which asserts that economic development is essential for environmental protection. He contrasts this to the “opposite side” of the schism — anti-energy, pro-sprawl absolutists like the students protesting for “climate justice” by demanding universities divest their portfolios offossil fuel interests. NR... more »

William F. Buckley’s National Review always styled itself as the most intellectual wing of the conservative movement.  There was a time when, perhaps, that meant something. Todayl, it signifies how many three or four syllable words you’ll find strung together.  For example, take this piece all about the “the growing schism within American environmentalism. On one side are the pro-energy, pro-density humanists. They call themselves ecomodernists and are led by the Breakthrough Institute, a centrist, Oakland-based environmental group.”

The NR reporter waxes on about B.I.’s “ecomodernist manifesto,” which asserts that economic development is essential for environmental protection. He contrasts this to the “opposite side” of the schism — anti-energy, pro-sprawl absolutists like the students protesting for “climate justice” by demanding universities divest their portfolios of fossil fuel interests. NR: “They believe that the threat of climate change trumps all other concerns, including the welfare of people living in energy poverty.”

Ignored is the fact that the liberal side has always had a huge proportion that favored scientific advancement and technological R&D as paths to solving many modern problems.  Science budgets always do better with democratic Congresses and/or presidents… as, indeed, do every and all other metrics of U.S. national health. This does not just reflect a corporatist sell-out (as some fringe lefties assert), but genuine zeal to move forward, past filthy and inefficient Intermediate techs, a belief fostered especially by folks like Jerry Brown, Stewart Brand, All Gore and so on.

In fact, a burden of proof falls upon propagandists who spread the calumny that “shiver in the dark” has ever been anything more than the mantra of a small, loony fringe, far outnumbered by the throng of Fox reporters pointing at Earth-Firsters, screaming “See?”

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417070/environmentalists-civil-war-robert-bryce?utm_source=SNSINEWS-new&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SNS+iNews+Highlights+for+April+17+2015___

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2015-04-19 23:49:05 (31 comments, 11 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Can a low dose of electric current enhance a specific brain pattern to boost creativity?  Flavio Frohlich of UNC (University of North Carolina) claims that using a 10-Hertz current run through electrodes attached to the scalp enhanced the brain’s natural alpha wave oscillations, triggering of a specific and complex behavior – in this case, creativity.
 

Can a low dose of electric current enhance a specific brain pattern to boost creativity?  Flavio Frohlich of UNC (University of North Carolina) claims that using a 10-Hertz current run through electrodes attached to the scalp enhanced the brain’s natural alpha wave oscillations, triggering of a specific and complex behavior – in this case, creativity.
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2015-04-19 19:08:59 (22 comments, 14 reshares, 96 +1s)Open 

Wow.  Closeup footage of how close SpaceX came to sticking the landing....

It's hard to do!

http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/04/spacex-releases-deck-camera-footage-of-falcon-9-almost-landing/

Wow.  Closeup footage of how close SpaceX came to sticking the landing....

It's hard to do!

http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/04/spacex-releases-deck-camera-footage-of-falcon-9-almost-landing/___

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2015-04-18 19:15:10 (16 comments, 9 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

For my weekend posting, we re-visit the quandaries of Human Germ Cell Engineering. Can we "improve" humanity in a way that's open and slowly incremental enough to avoid the inevitable Crichton-style calamities?

For my weekend posting, we re-visit the quandaries of Human Germ Cell Engineering. Can we "improve" humanity in a way that's open and slowly incremental enough to avoid the inevitable Crichton-style calamities?___

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2015-04-16 16:44:22 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

In the Year 2525: Big Science, Big History and the Far Future of Humanity
I’ll be speaking at the Skeptics Conference, May 29 to 31 in Pasadena, CA – along with Jared Diamond, Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, Gregory Benford, Michael Shermer, and Esther Dyson. Registration now open…

http://www.skeptic.com/lectures/conferences/in-the-year-2525/

In the Year 2525: Big Science, Big History and the Far Future of Humanity
I’ll be speaking at the Skeptics Conference, May 29 to 31 in Pasadena, CA – along with Jared Diamond, Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, Gregory Benford, Michael Shermer, and Esther Dyson. Registration now open…

http://www.skeptic.com/lectures/conferences/in-the-year-2525/___

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2015-04-16 01:18:55 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Mid-week posting: I complete my two-parter on "moving the goalposts"... how climate denialists keep changing their position with agility that leaves the sciencey side befuddled.  I complete my list of seven points that cannot be evaded this way.  They nail em!  (Don't fret, I have some ways that lefties do this, too.  Not as bad. But still badly needing skewering!)  We have to become agile folks, militantly scientific pragmatists, who the enemies of our children cannot dance around.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/04/moving-goalposts-part-ii.html

Mid-week posting: I complete my two-parter on "moving the goalposts"... how climate denialists keep changing their position with agility that leaves the sciencey side befuddled.  I complete my list of seven points that cannot be evaded this way.  They nail em!  (Don't fret, I have some ways that lefties do this, too.  Not as bad. But still badly needing skewering!)  We have to become agile folks, militantly scientific pragmatists, who the enemies of our children cannot dance around.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/04/moving-goalposts-part-ii.html___

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2015-04-15 17:29:12 (112 comments, 33 reshares, 154 +1s)Open 

Well, Republicans are nothing, if not consistent. Having doubled down on “Supply Side” fantasies for 20 years, they promised that every tax cut for the rich would “pay for itself and erase federal deficits,” after the rich used the gifts to invest in productive enterprises. They never did. And so, instead, every such cut sent us into steep deficits and debt.
 
Now? They are doubling down on the voodoo. Switching to well-proved “demand side” would have hired half a million workers to repair bridges and infrastructure — things we will have to do anyway. But sending high-velocity cash through poor pockets and stimulating the economy would admit the Keynsians were right. Indeed, preventing that recovery is one reason the GOP blocked the Infrastructure Bill.http://www.was... more »

Well, Republicans are nothing, if not consistent. Having doubled down on “Supply Side” fantasies for 20 years, they promised that every tax cut for the rich would “pay for itself and erase federal deficits,” after the rich used the gifts to invest in productive enterprises. They never did. And so, instead, every such cut sent us into steep deficits and debt.
 
Now? They are doubling down on the voodoo. Switching to well-proved “demand side” would have hired half a million workers to repair bridges and infrastructure — things we will have to do anyway. But sending high-velocity cash through poor pockets and stimulating the economy would admit the Keynsians were right. Indeed, preventing that recovery is one reason the GOP blocked the Infrastructure Bill. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/republicans-push-for-a-permanent-aristocracy/2015/04/14/aa434f82-e2e5-11e4-81ea-0649268f729e_story.html
 
So, what do they want? To end the Estate Tax, a cut costing the treasury $269 billion over a decade, “that would exclusively benefit individuals with wealth of more than $5.4 million and couples with wealth of more than $10.9 million. That’s a tax break for only the 5,500 wealthiest households in the country.” And as proof of pure stupidity, the “populist” Tea Party movement backs up this proposal, to the hilt.
 
Read this article!  But it leave one thing out.  The Estate Tax need never be paid! Just create a foundation and use most of your riches to do some cool thing in the world, ion your name, instead of pursuing the ancient ambition of inherited aristocracy.
 
See the proof of supply side’s failures here.
http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/06/so-do-outcomes-matter-more-than-rhetoric.html
 
No wonder they hate science and facts. Feudalism failed across 6000 years.  So those aiming to bring it back must rely — as the Lords always did — on incantations and fantasy.___

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2015-04-14 16:41:15 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

The Global Post is taking shape into an excellent contribution to your news-and-perspective feed. Editor Nathn Gardels has roped in some top contributors. (I’ve even added a few thoughts, from time to time.)  See, for example, this excellent piece decrypting the mess of conflicting wants and alliances in Yemen.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/graham-e-fuller/decipher-yemen_b_6965564.html?utm_hp_ref=world

Another essay dares to challenge the assumption that Saudi Arabia is the west’s natural ally in the Middle East, especially after 60 years exporting the most radical - Wahabbist - version of west-hating Islam and relentlessly vetoing almost every attempt at peace between Palestine and Israel. “They are well aware that, given Iran's young, educated and dynamic population of nearly 80 million, its strategic position as a bridge between Asia and Europe and in control of the entirenorthe... more »

The Global Post is taking shape into an excellent contribution to your news-and-perspective feed. Editor Nathn Gardels has roped in some top contributors. (I’ve even added a few thoughts, from time to time.)  See, for example, this excellent piece decrypting the mess of conflicting wants and alliances in Yemen.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/graham-e-fuller/decipher-yemen_b_6965564.html?utm_hp_ref=world

Another essay dares to challenge the assumption that Saudi Arabia is the west’s natural ally in the Middle East, especially after 60 years exporting the most radical - Wahabbist - version of west-hating Islam and relentlessly vetoing almost every attempt at peace between Palestine and Israel. “They are well aware that, given Iran's young, educated and dynamic population of nearly 80 million, its strategic position as a bridge between Asia and Europe and in control of the entire northern shores of the Persian Gulf, its rich natural resources in addition to vast reserves of oil and natural gas, and deep and old culture and influence throughout the Middle East, Afghanistan and Central Asia, Saudi Arabia cannot simply compete with Iran, if Iran's relations with the West are improved, and the crippling economic sanctions imposed on Iran are lifted. So, they are doing what they can to poison the negotiations' atmosphere…”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/muhammad-sahimi/saudi-attack-yemen-iran-west_b_6965542.html?utm_hp_ref=world

The notion that Iran might be a natural ally of the west does not surprise those of us who recall the world, before 1978… or who note that Iran’s vast, highly educated urban populations would leap for a rapprochement, if the mullahs’ grip loosened an iota.  Moreover, such a twist would, at a shot, reduce all threats to Israel and radicalization of Syria or Iraq.  A pipe dream?  Not to forty million Iranians.

The question is: do the younger Saudi princes realize all this?  And that their best option would be to de-radicalize first? Perhaps even — weird thought — stop blocking peace with Israel, and instead enlisting it in coalition against Iran?

Good chess players would show flexibility, right now.___

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2015-04-13 23:16:32 (103 comments, 23 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

My Monday posting goes full frontal assault on climate denialism.  I used to try arguing scientific facts - like the collapse of ice sheets at the north and south poles and Greenland, along with glaciers everywhere. And ocean acidification and a zillion other facts.  Till I realized that approach played into the cult, whose members just run to AEI and Heritage and Fox for the latest mumbo and jumbo.  No, instead this time I offer you seven in-yer-face points that pin down the fanaticism, laying it bare, in ways that you (and they) may never have seen, or thought-of, before.  Study these seven tactical moves! Our children need us to stand up.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/04/moving-goalposts-part-i-vaxxers-and.html

Oh, and the old page of mine that tried reason? It's still up, in case you find anyone remaining over there, who can still reason.h... more »

My Monday posting goes full frontal assault on climate denialism.  I used to try arguing scientific facts - like the collapse of ice sheets at the north and south poles and Greenland, along with glaciers everywhere. And ocean acidification and a zillion other facts.  Till I realized that approach played into the cult, whose members just run to AEI and Heritage and Fox for the latest mumbo and jumbo.  No, instead this time I offer you seven in-yer-face points that pin down the fanaticism, laying it bare, in ways that you (and they) may never have seen, or thought-of, before.  Study these seven tactical moves! Our children need us to stand up.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/04/moving-goalposts-part-i-vaxxers-and.html

Oh, and the old page of mine that tried reason? It's still up, in case you find anyone remaining over there, who can still reason.
http://www.davidbrin.com/climatechange3.html

(BTW... for balance, this posting also takes on lefty anti-vaxxers.  I'm an ecumenical contrarian!)___

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2015-04-12 21:03:30 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

“After spending hundreds of millions of dollars and deploying nearly 3,000 troops to create Ebola remedy centers, the United States ended up creating facilities that have largely sat empty: Only 28 Ebola sufferers have been treated at the 11 remedy units built by the United States military…”

Before getting all outraged at this “waste,” perhaps some perspective? All right, the help arrived a bit late and our civil servants learned a lot, so that they’ll do better next time. Which is… um… kinda the point, yes? For all of its tragedy, this Ebola outbreak was on the medium-small scale, compared with the nightmare scenarios we all might face, next year or next decade. 

On that broader perspective, this exercise was, in fact, worth every penny! We’ll be quicker off the mark, next time, better skilled and equipped. 

“After spending hundreds of millions of dollars and deploying nearly 3,000 troops to create Ebola remedy centers, the United States ended up creating facilities that have largely sat empty: Only 28 Ebola sufferers have been treated at the 11 remedy units built by the United States military…”

Before getting all outraged at this “waste,” perhaps some perspective? All right, the help arrived a bit late and our civil servants learned a lot, so that they’ll do better next time. Which is… um… kinda the point, yes? For all of its tragedy, this Ebola outbreak was on the medium-small scale, compared with the nightmare scenarios we all might face, next year or next decade. 

On that broader perspective, this exercise was, in fact, worth every penny! We’ll be quicker off the mark, next time, better skilled and equipped. ___

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2015-04-12 16:44:51 (13 comments, 15 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Today's Los Angeles Times gives an excellent run-down on this year’s status of cameras and surveillance tech, showing how the trend is accelerating. Oh... this front page article features yours truly in the first sentence and last... and much in between.

Today's Los Angeles Times gives an excellent run-down on this year’s status of cameras and surveillance tech, showing how the trend is accelerating. Oh... this front page article features yours truly in the first sentence and last... and much in between.___

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2015-04-11 18:03:10 (74 comments, 39 reshares, 133 +1s)Open 

On April 12, 2015, we celebrate the 60th anniversary of a vaccine developed by Jonas Salk that prevented polio and drove it close to extinction. Just one result? Soon, a scientist, Jonas Salk, was the most popular man in America. A scientist. Inventor of vaccines.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/npr-history-dept/2015/04/10/398515228/defeating-the-disease-that-paralyzed-america

From the article: “Rumors spread that soft drinks were responsible — or too much rain or heat. In some places people stopped handling paper money and refused to shake hands. But mostly people mobilized to fight the disease by raising money for the March of Dimes, which promised us a life-saving protective vaccine. And, in the end, it gave us two vaccines — the injected killed-virus version of Jonas Salk and the oral live-virus version of Albert Sabin."

Too bad Salk couldn’t come up with a vaccineagainst... more »

On April 12, 2015, we celebrate the 60th anniversary of a vaccine developed by Jonas Salk that prevented polio and drove it close to extinction. Just one result? Soon, a scientist, Jonas Salk, was the most popular man in America. A scientist. Inventor of vaccines.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/npr-history-dept/2015/04/10/398515228/defeating-the-disease-that-paralyzed-america

From the article: “Rumors spread that soft drinks were responsible — or too much rain or heat. In some places people stopped handling paper money and refused to shake hands. But mostly people mobilized to fight the disease by raising money for the March of Dimes, which promised us a life-saving protective vaccine. And, in the end, it gave us two vaccines — the injected killed-virus version of Jonas Salk and the oral live-virus version of Albert Sabin."

Too bad Salk couldn’t come up with a vaccine against stupid. Can you imagine a nationally-beloved scientist today, despite the endless wave of bona fide miracles we benefit from, weekly? Merchants of fear in mass media has overwhelmed any sense of gratitude.  Moreover, while some brands of dogmatic idiocy are solely the product of a fervid and jibbering insane American right, our “anti-vaxxer” movement spans the spectrum, sweeping up gullible romantics also on a vapid far-left.

Call up this article, if only to copy the lead photo, showing several dozen children surviving their polio paralysis only inside a coffin-like iron lung.  Show the picture to your troglodyte-romantic friends and tell them that the War on Science is an addiction of fools who have misplaced their Suspicion of Authority (SoA) reflex.  

Generally, SoA is a healthy reflex! But one requiring care and thought and not the lowest of all human vices.  Ingratitude. ___

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2015-04-11 01:41:53 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

My weekend posting veers from "society" and all that... to science!  Where I have some incredible advances to share with you!  From news about our galaxy to the origins of life to new kinds of solar cells that correlate with predictions in EARTH... to proof that the Age of Amateurs will open up our eyes.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/04/solar-storms-solar-cells-origin-of-life.html

My weekend posting veers from "society" and all that... to science!  Where I have some incredible advances to share with you!  From news about our galaxy to the origins of life to new kinds of solar cells that correlate with predictions in EARTH... to proof that the Age of Amateurs will open up our eyes.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/04/solar-storms-solar-cells-origin-of-life.html___

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2015-04-10 22:26:57 (9 comments, 9 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

At least it's only twelve...I was worried about Number 13...

At least it's only twelve...I was worried about Number 13...___

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2015-04-09 18:01:45 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Upcoming Trips: Next week, I’ll be keynoting Congress on the Future of Engineering Software in Scottsdale AZ along with Mark Anderson http://cofes.com

Then on June 9, I’ll speak at Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara  http://augmentedworldexpo.com

In the Year 2525: Big Science, Big History and the Far Future of Humanity -- I’ll be speaking at the Skeptics Conference, May 29 to 31 in Pasadena, CA – along with Jared Diamond, Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, Gregory Benford, Michael Shermer, and Esther Dyson. Registration now open…
http://www.skeptic.com/lectures/conferences/in-the-year-2525/

Upcoming Trips: Next week, I’ll be keynoting Congress on the Future of Engineering Software in Scottsdale AZ along with Mark Anderson http://cofes.com

Then on June 9, I’ll speak at Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara  http://augmentedworldexpo.com

In the Year 2525: Big Science, Big History and the Far Future of Humanity -- I’ll be speaking at the Skeptics Conference, May 29 to 31 in Pasadena, CA – along with Jared Diamond, Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, Gregory Benford, Michael Shermer, and Esther Dyson. Registration now open…
http://www.skeptic.com/lectures/conferences/in-the-year-2525/___

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2015-04-08 17:29:40 (45 comments, 2 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Has anyone else noticed that the Republican Party goes into contortions to keep democratic presidents from getting aircraft carriers named after them?  A flat-out rant…

Has anyone else noticed that the Republican Party goes into contortions to keep democratic presidents from getting aircraft carriers named after them?  A flat-out rant…___

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2015-04-07 16:28:25 (16 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

No “foreign aid” - or any other activity - has so driven world development as the U.S. trade deficit with countries like China, which financed their rapid GDP growth and uplifting a billion people out of poverty. Americans - in turn - have been able to afford this by inventing (or improving) things like jets, rockets, satellites, pharma, telecom and the $$#! Internet. It is one thing to develop your country along mercantilist lines, as did Japan, Korea and so on, by selling richer nations things their citizens want.  It is another to steal from the inventor nations the very things they are good at, that they need in order to keep this virtuous cycle going.  That is just short-sighted foolishness. It threatens to kill the goose that lays golden eggs. 

State-sponsored theft of crown jewel IP is a threat not only to inventing individuals and companies, but also the “inventing countries”and the gl... more »

No “foreign aid” - or any other activity - has so driven world development as the U.S. trade deficit with countries like China, which financed their rapid GDP growth and uplifting a billion people out of poverty. Americans - in turn - have been able to afford this by inventing (or improving) things like jets, rockets, satellites, pharma, telecom and the $$#! Internet. It is one thing to develop your country along mercantilist lines, as did Japan, Korea and so on, by selling richer nations things their citizens want.  It is another to steal from the inventor nations the very things they are good at, that they need in order to keep this virtuous cycle going.  That is just short-sighted foolishness. It threatens to kill the goose that lays golden eggs. 

State-sponsored theft of crown jewel IP is a threat not only to inventing individuals and companies, but also the “inventing countries” and the global economy. A number of bright seers — such as Strategic News Service director Mark Anderson — have been working hard to bring this issue forward in both international recognition, and national responses.

And now, for the first time, action seems to be afoot.  President Obama has announced measures that have a chance to materially change the balance of power between IP grabbers and their victims. This was done through an Executive Order titled "Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities," and it appears to achieve in one action what years of talk have failed to achieve.
Unlike the FBI indictments of five Chinese hackers and the related criticisms at the time ("They will never have to face justice while they stay in China"), this order makes sure there is enough deterrent to go around for everyone involved.

The presidential order is viewable here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/04/01/executive-order-blocking-property-certain-persons-engaging-significant-m
For more, see the web site of INVNT/IP Global Consortium (www.invntip.com)___

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2015-04-06 17:05:56 (23 comments, 7 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Is conflict necessary for human advancement? In Part II I continue my exploration of Violence and Human Progress. Without question progress does benefit from competition….ideally competition in which many moderating forces, like law and democracy and mass education regulate the rivalry, maximizing market virtues and minimizing cheating or blood on the floor. It is a deeply important matter, especially as getting to this promised land will entail not only rejecting fanaticisms of the far-left and entire-right. Or some - who think it will come blithely, naturally and easy. No, the opportunities are there, but we'll have to work for them. In this posting, I look at the arguments that competition – even the violent kind – can be a core driver of human progress…

Is conflict necessary for human advancement? In Part II I continue my exploration of Violence and Human Progress. Without question progress does benefit from competition….ideally competition in which many moderating forces, like law and democracy and mass education regulate the rivalry, maximizing market virtues and minimizing cheating or blood on the floor. It is a deeply important matter, especially as getting to this promised land will entail not only rejecting fanaticisms of the far-left and entire-right. Or some - who think it will come blithely, naturally and easy. No, the opportunities are there, but we'll have to work for them. In this posting, I look at the arguments that competition – even the violent kind – can be a core driver of human progress…___

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2015-04-05 16:47:47 (100 comments, 7 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Why Our Politics Doesn’t Work: All right, you know I think one end of the political "spectrum" is (currently) far worse than the other.  But in this unabashed, YouTubed rant, I'll show you that "both the right and the left are crazy!"  For different reasons, of course. Indeed, one of them could fix its worst delusion pretty quickly, and then use that insight to truly defeat its more-crazy opposition. But it would require letting go of a voluptuously satisfying sanctimony - so don't expect it to happen soon!

It all revolves around a single word that the left (misguidedly) hates and that the right claims to love, but that conservatives betray with every single obsession or policy.  That word is.... "competition."  Tune in for a razzle... and some dazzle... and stuff you'll hear from no one else alive today.

http://youtu.be/vY0LMM_BUlw

Why Our Politics Doesn’t Work: All right, you know I think one end of the political "spectrum" is (currently) far worse than the other.  But in this unabashed, YouTubed rant, I'll show you that "both the right and the left are crazy!"  For different reasons, of course. Indeed, one of them could fix its worst delusion pretty quickly, and then use that insight to truly defeat its more-crazy opposition. But it would require letting go of a voluptuously satisfying sanctimony - so don't expect it to happen soon!

It all revolves around a single word that the left (misguidedly) hates and that the right claims to love, but that conservatives betray with every single obsession or policy.  That word is.... "competition."  Tune in for a razzle... and some dazzle... and stuff you'll hear from no one else alive today.

http://youtu.be/vY0LMM_BUlw___

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2015-04-04 21:43:30 (17 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

My weekend posting, related to last week's series on Avatar and the ineffectiveness of preaching gloom, deals with more serious issues. In "Violence, War and an Improving World - Part I: The Pinker Effect"" I appraise why polemically minded folks on BOTH the right and the left are enraged when Steven Pinker and others point out reasons for optimism.

Why does good news spark such fury at all ends of the political "spectrum"? (Though not so much in the beleaguered middle?)  I dissect one pundit who used every lying trick in the book to attack Pinker. But it boil down to one thing. What good is it diagnosing an illness (like bigotry or poverty or environmental neglect) if all you can do is cry doom?  How can you accomplish any cures, at all, unless you also tally up the body's strengths?

My weekend posting, related to last week's series on Avatar and the ineffectiveness of preaching gloom, deals with more serious issues. In "Violence, War and an Improving World - Part I: The Pinker Effect"" I appraise why polemically minded folks on BOTH the right and the left are enraged when Steven Pinker and others point out reasons for optimism.

Why does good news spark such fury at all ends of the political "spectrum"? (Though not so much in the beleaguered middle?)  I dissect one pundit who used every lying trick in the book to attack Pinker. But it boil down to one thing. What good is it diagnosing an illness (like bigotry or poverty or environmental neglect) if all you can do is cry doom?  How can you accomplish any cures, at all, unless you also tally up the body's strengths?___

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2015-04-03 18:37:18 (23 comments, 14 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

Cory Doctorow and I have had differences, more over style than substance. I actually agree with most of his rants. Indeed this is a very good one, casting in a slightly different angle a point many of you have seen me make and that was a theme in Existence — that the oligarchic putsch we are experience is manifestly the failure of an IQ test, by an aristocracy that seems bent on bringing back tumbrels. An interesting perspective, radical but intelligent. Alas, Doctorow will never, ever admit that there is one way around this... to rob the elites of their henchmen and turn those henchmen into whistle-blowers.  There are many historical precedents that prove it to be possible... but it would entail the techniques that the cyber-handwringers cannot bear to look at.  Militant sousveillance and reciprocal transparency. 
          

Cory Doctorow and I have had differences, more over style than substance. I actually agree with most of his rants. Indeed this is a very good one, casting in a slightly different angle a point many of you have seen me make and that was a theme in Existence — that the oligarchic putsch we are experience is manifestly the failure of an IQ test, by an aristocracy that seems bent on bringing back tumbrels. An interesting perspective, radical but intelligent. Alas, Doctorow will never, ever admit that there is one way around this... to rob the elites of their henchmen and turn those henchmen into whistle-blowers.  There are many historical precedents that prove it to be possible... but it would entail the techniques that the cyber-handwringers cannot bear to look at.  Militant sousveillance and reciprocal transparency. 
          ___

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2015-04-02 23:46:17 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Next week I’ll be speaking in Boulder at the The Conference on World Affairs 

Next week I’ll be speaking in Boulder at the The Conference on World Affairs ___

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2015-04-01 21:28:33 (20 comments, 30 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

What is Science Fiction? My take on the Literature of Change – nicely edited by Trekspertise

What is Science Fiction? My take on the Literature of Change – nicely edited by Trekspertise___

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2015-04-01 19:35:15 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

A minor, mid-week posting reveals a gem of advice about writing, by George Orwell... and my suggested variations on his wisdom, for those of of you who want to communicate clearly.

A minor, mid-week posting reveals a gem of advice about writing, by George Orwell... and my suggested variations on his wisdom, for those of of you who want to communicate clearly.___

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2015-04-01 00:52:59 (52 comments, 13 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

“We know there’s a lot of dark matter in the Milky Way, and it’s possible dark matter isn’t evenly distributed but occurs in dense clumps. Maybe our solar system passes through clumps of it periodically. If those clumps are dense enough to wreak havoc, they could knock comets loose and cause collisions, maybe, or heat Earth’s interior and cause massive volcanic eruptions, or somehow set loose all sorts of other species-obliterating disasters.” That’s the premise behind a recent paper by New York University geologist Michael R. Rampino.

Back in 1984 I had an article in ANALOG that calculated a different hypothesis to explain a 26 to 30 million year extinction cycle . What if such a recurring pattern were caused not by the Earth passing through the galactic disk, but by some  'lapping" us, as it orbits, farther in toward Galactic center?  The article was "The DeadlyThing at 2.4 Ki... more »

“We know there’s a lot of dark matter in the Milky Way, and it’s possible dark matter isn’t evenly distributed but occurs in dense clumps. Maybe our solar system passes through clumps of it periodically. If those clumps are dense enough to wreak havoc, they could knock comets loose and cause collisions, maybe, or heat Earth’s interior and cause massive volcanic eruptions, or somehow set loose all sorts of other species-obliterating disasters.” That’s the premise behind a recent paper by New York University geologist Michael R. Rampino.

Back in 1984 I had an article in ANALOG that calculated a different hypothesis to explain a 26 to 30 million year extinction cycle . What if such a recurring pattern were caused not by the Earth passing through the galactic disk, but by some  'lapping" us, as it orbits, farther in toward Galactic center?  The article was "The Deadly Thing at 2.4 Kiloparsecs," Analog's most popular science bit, that year. Almost any extinction cycle  might correlate with some Lapping Object, which might sear a swathe of devastation on its way around the galaxy, wreaking some degree of havoc each time it sweeps past our solar system.

I mention this to suggest that there are many potential ways to get galactic time scales in cycles of extinctions___

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2015-03-31 17:02:21 (22 comments, 9 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

An ex-girlfriend of the co-pilot who deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane into the alps, killing all 150 on board, has told how he vowed to "do something" history would remember him by. Creepy … and totally to be expected.  Indeed. I told you all to expect more and more guys like this.  Call it the Erastratos Syndrome.” See my longstanding proposal how to deal with it.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2012/07/renaming-killers-idea-spreads.html

An ex-girlfriend of the co-pilot who deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane into the alps, killing all 150 on board, has told how he vowed to "do something" history would remember him by. Creepy … and totally to be expected.  Indeed. I told you all to expect more and more guys like this.  Call it the Erastratos Syndrome.” See my longstanding proposal how to deal with it.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2012/07/renaming-killers-idea-spreads.html___

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2015-03-30 22:31:41 (31 comments, 6 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

My Monday posting  is a response to Fareed Zakaria's article about the importance of a broad and general education, lest the renewed emphasis on STEM should produce only narrow specialists.  I agree with all he says... except the gloom.  That narrowness is actually quite impossible, because of a major, fundamental characteristic of the North American university, that differs from the absurd system followed across most of Europe and Asia.  I am not complacent! But read Fareed's essay at two levels -- first for its valuable content... and then to shake your head over his buy-in to the Zero Sum Game.

My Monday posting  is a response to Fareed Zakaria's article about the importance of a broad and general education, lest the renewed emphasis on STEM should produce only narrow specialists.  I agree with all he says... except the gloom.  That narrowness is actually quite impossible, because of a major, fundamental characteristic of the North American university, that differs from the absurd system followed across most of Europe and Asia.  I am not complacent! But read Fareed's essay at two levels -- first for its valuable content... and then to shake your head over his buy-in to the Zero Sum Game.___

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2015-03-30 21:14:58 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

A subset of science fiction called “Cli-Fi” concentrates on tales about the effects  of climate change. Dan Bloom, long a promoter of this trend, writes here about the growing number of academic/pundit voices who are using the term.

A subset of science fiction called “Cli-Fi” concentrates on tales about the effects  of climate change. Dan Bloom, long a promoter of this trend, writes here about the growing number of academic/pundit voices who are using the term.___

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2015-03-29 17:21:32 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

My weekend posting finishes a series about "movies that exaggerate human error." Four parts dealt with James Cameron's brilliant AVATAR, in which I made a few suggestions to make it "even better." (Yeah that's gonna happen!)  Tonight I culminate by going from the sublime to the ridiculous, eviscerating the simply-awful ATLAS SHRUGGED Part III: Who is John Galt?  Woof.  Never underestimate humanity.  We are capable of heights... and depths.  

My weekend posting finishes a series about "movies that exaggerate human error." Four parts dealt with James Cameron's brilliant AVATAR, in which I made a few suggestions to make it "even better." (Yeah that's gonna happen!)  Tonight I culminate by going from the sublime to the ridiculous, eviscerating the simply-awful ATLAS SHRUGGED Part III: Who is John Galt?  Woof.  Never underestimate humanity.  We are capable of heights... and depths.  ___

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2015-03-28 20:53:35 (44 comments, 14 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Danny Hillis in 2013 warned that it really is possible to break the Internet. This article discusses some of the potential failure modes we should be discussing. “And yet, every day the internet gets bigger and more indispensable. The truth is, we need the internet so much that no-one wants to think about it not being there. But maybe, one day, that may come back to haunt us.” 

Danny Hillis in 2013 warned that it really is possible to break the Internet. This article discusses some of the potential failure modes we should be discussing. “And yet, every day the internet gets bigger and more indispensable. The truth is, we need the internet so much that no-one wants to think about it not being there. But maybe, one day, that may come back to haunt us.” ___

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2015-03-28 17:16:51 (13 comments, 6 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

Radical new high-speed liquid technology could bring 3D printing into mainstream manufacturing. Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP), manipulates light and oxygen to fuse objects in liquid media. It works by projecting beams of light through an oxygen-permeable window into a liquid resin to rapidly transform 3D models into physical objects. Exciting breakthrough in rapid manufacturing!  On the other hand, the following statement is not true: "This is the first 3D-printing process that uses tunable photochemistry instead of the layer-by-layer approach that has defined the technology for decades."  In fact, using lasers to excite tunable photochemistry for this purpose was tried at Batelle Labs (and I consulted) around 1982! Just not… successfully. The use of an oxygen-permeable transparent layer is brilliant and appears to solve the problems. 

Radical new high-speed liquid technology could bring 3D printing into mainstream manufacturing. Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP), manipulates light and oxygen to fuse objects in liquid media. It works by projecting beams of light through an oxygen-permeable window into a liquid resin to rapidly transform 3D models into physical objects. Exciting breakthrough in rapid manufacturing!  On the other hand, the following statement is not true: "This is the first 3D-printing process that uses tunable photochemistry instead of the layer-by-layer approach that has defined the technology for decades."  In fact, using lasers to excite tunable photochemistry for this purpose was tried at Batelle Labs (and I consulted) around 1982! Just not… successfully. The use of an oxygen-permeable transparent layer is brilliant and appears to solve the problems. ___

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2015-03-27 22:36:19 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

I've posted the final portion of my in depth appraisal of James Cameron's AVATAR. And phew, nice to get all that off my chest! (Could there be more going on - beneath Planet Pandora - that you ever imagined?)  Okay then!  Let's all enjoy the sequels and move on to big ideas.

I've posted the final portion of my in depth appraisal of James Cameron's AVATAR. And phew, nice to get all that off my chest! (Could there be more going on - beneath Planet Pandora - that you ever imagined?)  Okay then!  Let's all enjoy the sequels and move on to big ideas.___

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2015-03-27 18:22:42 (14 comments, 8 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

Here’s an interesting missive …by David Roberts about why journalists keep trying for “balance” regarding climate change…  though Roberts is preaching to the choir.  What he does not go into is all the myriad ways to get around the "he said, she said" dichotomy version of "journalism."  Find some aspects of the problem that are undeniable -- like ocean acidification, which is blatantly happening, is blatantly caused by nothing other than human generated increases in atmospheric CO2, and blatantly harmful.   Denialists shout "squirrel!" and point elsewhere to change the subject.  Because if/when they get into a Fox-style "he said" over ocean acidification, they are left with nothing to say, just embarrassed, seething silence. 

 Recall this especially choice and indicative rant by Rush Limbaugh:      

“We really live, folks,in two worlds. There ... more »

Here’s an interesting missive …by David Roberts about why journalists keep trying for “balance” regarding climate change…  though Roberts is preaching to the choir.  What he does not go into is all the myriad ways to get around the "he said, she said" dichotomy version of "journalism."  Find some aspects of the problem that are undeniable -- like ocean acidification, which is blatantly happening, is blatantly caused by nothing other than human generated increases in atmospheric CO2, and blatantly harmful.   Denialists shout "squirrel!" and point elsewhere to change the subject.  Because if/when they get into a Fox-style "he said" over ocean acidification, they are left with nothing to say, just embarrassed, seething silence. 

 Recall this especially choice and indicative rant by Rush Limbaugh:      

“We really live, folks, in two worlds. There are two worlds. We live in two universes. One universe is a lie. One universe is an entire lie. Everything run, dominated, and controlled by the left here and around the world is a lie. The other universe is where we are, and that’s where reality reigns supreme and we deal with it. And seldom do these two universes ever overlap. …      “The Four Corners of Deceit: Government, academia, science, and media. Those institutions are now corrupt and exist by virtue of deceit. That’s how they promulgate themselves; it is how they prosper.”

As David Roberts commented about this Limbaugh rant: “To reject mainstream government, academia, science, and media is to reject mainstream thought entirely. This is what scholars Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein meant when they characterized today’s GOP as “un-persuaded by conventional understanding of facts, evidence, and science.” If you reject the practices and institutions that have developed to vouchsafe knowledge, if you can just build parallel institutions modeled along ideological lines, then anything goes.”___

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2015-03-27 16:25:42 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

How cool!  Watching the behavior od stars and gasses in collisions of clusters of galaxies… and using gravitational lensing to measure the dark matter… enables astronomers to learn something fundamental about the nature of dark matter.  

How cool!  Watching the behavior od stars and gasses in collisions of clusters of galaxies… and using gravitational lensing to measure the dark matter… enables astronomers to learn something fundamental about the nature of dark matter.  ___

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2015-03-26 18:56:18 (76 comments, 29 reshares, 174 +1s)Open 

Alarm bells that don’t go off.  Ted Cruz declared on TV that “satellite data demonstrate for the last 17 years, there’s been zero warming.” And immediately my Specificity Alarm went off.  What?  You don’t have a specificity alarm?  Well you need one, because it helps you to detect when damned liars are at least trying to weasel a way  out of speaking direct falsehood.  Like a kid proclaiming: “Who broke your window half an hour ago, Mrs. Smith? Can’t be me, cause I’ve been waaaay over here for 26 minutes!

Seventeen years? Hm… why 17 years?  And why “satellite data”?  Read this article. It proves this fellow to be far, far worse than a damned liar.  He’s a damned, lying lawyer.

Oh... btw... 
ocean acidification... ocean acidification... ocean acidification... ocean acidification... ocean acidification... ocean acidification... oceanacidification... ocean acidificat... more »

Alarm bells that don’t go off.  Ted Cruz declared on TV that “satellite data demonstrate for the last 17 years, there’s been zero warming.” And immediately my Specificity Alarm went off.  What?  You don’t have a specificity alarm?  Well you need one, because it helps you to detect when damned liars are at least trying to weasel a way  out of speaking direct falsehood.  Like a kid proclaiming: “Who broke your window half an hour ago, Mrs. Smith? Can’t be me, cause I’ve been waaaay over here for 26 minutes!

Seventeen years? Hm… why 17 years?  And why “satellite data”?  Read this article. It proves this fellow to be far, far worse than a damned liar.  He’s a damned, lying lawyer.

Oh... btw... 
ocean acidification... ocean acidification... ocean acidification... ocean acidification... ocean acidification... ocean acidification... ocean acidification... ocean acidification... ocean acidification... ocean acidification... ocean acidification... ocean acidification... ocean acidification... ocean acidification... and 
ocean acidification... 

You cannot escape that one. It is blatantly happening.  You can measure it yourself. It can have zero POSSIBLE causes other that human caused increases in atmospheric CO2, and it is killing fisheries and coral and helping spread jellyfish everywhere.  And those who shrug that off, slipping their minds elsewhere to go back to denialist chants, are vastly worse than cynical liars like Cruz. They are simply loco.___

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2015-03-26 17:28:34 (38 comments, 6 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

I have published a pop-sci essay about the Fermi Paradox – why we seem to see no sign of extraterrestrials – on the site for the new, Aeon IDEAS endeavor. 

I have published a pop-sci essay about the Fermi Paradox – why we seem to see no sign of extraterrestrials – on the site for the new, Aeon IDEAS endeavor. ___

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2015-03-25 20:13:59 (16 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

In part III of my series on Avatar... Let me reiterate that I quite like the film ….but I believe that it could have offered a more realistic and effective vision, rather than a berating ruiner-of-confidence. In fact, I believe Avatar's moral flaws could be fixed with only minimal alterations! Maybe five minutes worth of footage, added to a "director's cut," might alleviate many of the problems outlined in my earlier postings….

In part III of my series on Avatar... Let me reiterate that I quite like the film ….but I believe that it could have offered a more realistic and effective vision, rather than a berating ruiner-of-confidence. In fact, I believe Avatar's moral flaws could be fixed with only minimal alterations! Maybe five minutes worth of footage, added to a "director's cut," might alleviate many of the problems outlined in my earlier postings….___

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2015-03-25 17:50:36 (24 comments, 14 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Brian Lacki of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, New Jersey, has done calculations to ask: Has an advanced alien civilization built a black-hole-powered particle accelerator to study physics at "Planck-scale" energies? If such an accelerator exists, it would produce yotta electron-volt (YeV or 1024 eV) neutrinos that could be detected here on Earth. As a result, Lacki is calling on astronomers involved in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) to look for these ultra-high-energy particles. This is supported by SETI expert Paul Davies of Arizona State University.

Brian Lacki of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, New Jersey, has done calculations to ask: Has an advanced alien civilization built a black-hole-powered particle accelerator to study physics at "Planck-scale" energies? If such an accelerator exists, it would produce yotta electron-volt (YeV or 1024 eV) neutrinos that could be detected here on Earth. As a result, Lacki is calling on astronomers involved in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) to look for these ultra-high-energy particles. This is supported by SETI expert Paul Davies of Arizona State University.___

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2015-03-24 19:20:49 (38 comments, 15 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

O-o-okay... folks at CERN now say they might make micro-black holes after all.  And there's nothing to worry about!  In fact, my logical side is not worried.  But still... I described one potential outcome... in EARTH. 

O-o-okay... folks at CERN now say they might make micro-black holes after all.  And there's nothing to worry about!  In fact, my logical side is not worried.  But still... I described one potential outcome... in EARTH. ___

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2015-03-24 16:29:27 (29 comments, 9 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

An “interesting bio-piece on Peter Thiel - law professor, libertarian philosopher and investor: “One way you can describe the collapse of the idea of the future is the collapse of science fiction,” Thiel said. “Now it’s either about technology that doesn’t work or about technology that’s used in bad ways. The anthology of the top twenty-five sci-fi stories in 1970 was, like, ‘Me and my friend the robot went for a walk on the moon,’ and in 2008 it was, like, ‘The galaxy is run by a fundamentalist Islamic confederacy, and there are people who are hunting planets and killing them for fun.’ ” 

An “interesting bio-piece on Peter Thiel - law professor, libertarian philosopher and investor: “One way you can describe the collapse of the idea of the future is the collapse of science fiction,” Thiel said. “Now it’s either about technology that doesn’t work or about technology that’s used in bad ways. The anthology of the top twenty-five sci-fi stories in 1970 was, like, ‘Me and my friend the robot went for a walk on the moon,’ and in 2008 it was, like, ‘The galaxy is run by a fundamentalist Islamic confederacy, and there are people who are hunting planets and killing them for fun.’ ” ___

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2015-03-23 23:02:15 (12 comments, 5 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Monday's posting continues with part II of my series on James Cameron's sci fi epic AVATAR, whose well-intended moral lessons were largely spoiled by some unnecessary-but-self-indulgent mistakes.  It would have taken so little to avoid those trip-ups! It all still might work as he intended.  But only if he faces up to them.  (And even if he doesn't... YOU could be part of a revolution against lobotomizing Hollywood cliches!)

Monday's posting continues with part II of my series on James Cameron's sci fi epic AVATAR, whose well-intended moral lessons were largely spoiled by some unnecessary-but-self-indulgent mistakes.  It would have taken so little to avoid those trip-ups! It all still might work as he intended.  But only if he faces up to them.  (And even if he doesn't... YOU could be part of a revolution against lobotomizing Hollywood cliches!)___

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