Thursday, March 27, 2008
For him the future is nuclear.
He has a 4 year job.
Maybe an 8 year job, if he is lucky.
But making decisions that you will not be responsible for is a pretty good work -if you can get it.
He won't be the one holding the glowing can in a hundred years time
He won't be the one working out where to put all the ever growing waste.
(Is wrapping it up in concrete really a long term answer?)
He won't be picking up the bill to moth ball power stations when they come to the end of their days
He won't be swimming in the polluted seas in years to come.
He won't be the one looking at the true cost in a 100 years, in 200 years, in 300 years time.
Politics is short term.
Planets are long term.
from howies blog
lib dem no to nuclear campaign
greenpeace nuclear site
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Animation discovered on 5,200-year-old pottery: "A 5,200 year old piece of pottery from Iran has been discovered to embody the oldest known animation in the world -- a wild goat eating vegetation:
The wild goat motif can be seen on Iranian pottery dating back to the 4th millennium BCE, as well as jewellery pieces especially among Cassite tribes of ancient Luristan. However, the oldest wild goat representation in Iran was discovered in Negaran Valley in Sardast region, 37 kilometers from Nahok village near Saravan back in 1999. The engraved painting of wild goat is part of an important collection of lithoglyphs dating back to 8000 BCE.
However, wild goat representation with a tree is associated with Murkum, a mother goddess who was worshipped by all the Indo-Iranian women of the Haramosh valley in modern Pakistan, which culturally had closer ties with Indus and subsequently the Burnt City civilisations, than Mesopotamia, which could had influenced the ancient potter who made this unique piece.
(Via Boing Boing.)