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Leave Anna-Maria Arabia alone, Andrew Bolt!

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Monday, June 20, 2011,
Why am I not surprised that the appalling Andrew Bolt is still beating his denialist drum against respected scientists fighting valiantly to save the planet from catastrophic climate change? Now he's attacking sassy sister Anna-Maria Arabia. And he's doing so with even more vitriol than usual. Perhaps it's got something to do with his obvious Islamophobia. Her surname just too much to bear is it Andrew, hmm? Hmm?

While there's probably some submerged racism in his latest bit of hate speech, i...
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Professor Bob Carter is a climate change denialist

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Monday, June 6, 2011,
Sassy sister Cate Blanchett recently, and quite movingly, said of her activism on the issue of climate change: ''I can't look my children in the face if I'm not trying to do something in my small way and to urge other people."

I applaud such courage and conviction. But for me, the sense of urgency is even more immediate. If I were not waging a (peaceful) war against the denialists and alerting the world to their appalling lies then I wouldn't be a able to look Gaia Herself in the face (and I ...
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Arsenic, Gaia, and the vindication of Felisa Wolfe-Simon

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Friday, December 3, 2010,
Well, well, well, isn't this interesting. The scientific community is having conniptions over the discovery of a life form that can live only on arsenic. "Huh? That's just not possible!" they shriek, brandishing their yellowing old biology textbooks. "It's against all the rules of nature!"

Well, it is possible. And they'll just have to accept it. But it's obviously going to take a while. Old thought habits die hard, after all - particularly when they have been inculcated into the scientific c...
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Women found to be greener than men. More female scientists, please

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Wednesday, November 17, 2010,
Fellow travellers, I am not at all surprised that women are deemed to be the greener gender. They are much closer to nature than men, and Gaia is a sassy sister, after all.

They are also more likely to believe in global warming, and that it is a serious problem. This shows that, contrary to so many sexist stereotypes, they are clearly much more rational than men.

But when I say rational, I don't mean the fake male kind of "rationalism". You know, the white coat-wearing, detached, cold, clinica...
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Gaia's wise warning goes unheeded

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Friday, September 18, 2009,
Fellow travellers, I am still appalled by the dominance of "rational" approaches to thinking that still pervade human "civilization" the world over.

Take this recent event in China: An elderly woman was shocked to find a snake with a claw in her house. She killed it, and the snake is now being examined by scientists.

No doubt they will come up with some "rational" explanation involving genetic mutation, or perhaps interbreeding with lizards. But these will be inadequate, and inaccurate.

The reas...
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