There are only two possible interactions between living things.

Negotiation and force. This applies at every point of contact between two or more living things at all levels – personal to international – from plants to viruses to humans and beyond (if there are extraterrestrials). Passing by and pretending the other doesn’t exist is an unspoken, but negotiated peace.  It may not happen that […]

De lava, de lava.

The flow isn’t dead but it hasn’t moved for ten days so we’ll see. The pools which feed it from Kilauea are almost stable. But ‘almost stable’ has a very different meaning for volcanoes.  In this recent (1950) example for instance, Mauna Loa erupted from it’s summit and reached the ocean in four hours. Read […]

Excerpt from the founding document of the United States of America

“We hold these truths to be self-evident,…..Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed……., it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them […]