July 2010

Monthly Archives

  • Measuring Ourselves by Ourselves

    July 28, 2010 Self-deceptive measurement was recognized in antiquity. As the New Testament notes, “they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise” (2 Cor. 10:12). Measurements showing that we’re better than others fatten complacency, but benchmarking our betters shows us how to improve, so what’s deceptive? Perhaps that that old […]

  • Gulf Wars

    July 14, 2010 Around the world, a lot of gulfs are in what The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration classifies as one of 64 Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) based on ecological factors, not human ownership or political divisions. Collectively, LMEs account for about 80% of the ocean wild fish catch, most of our other wild […]

  • The Expanding Case for Compression

    July 2, 2010 The opening chapter of the book, Compression, could only reference a few reasons why Compression appears necessary. The main objective, of course, is to drastically reduce consumption of resources. Almost any problem of the 21st century can be alleviated by simply processing and consuming less stuff. But why? The case for Compression […]