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"very likely" versus "extremely likely"

In IPCC land “very likely” means 90% – 100% probability, while extremely likely means 95% – 100% probability. In light of that, I was wondering if anyone had any insights as to why, in… noch 616 Wörter

Climate Change

Transforming Society

The first prerequisite to transform society is to transform its culture; sap and destroy its belief structure, much as termites gnaw at the foundations of a house, until nothing but a shell is left which can then be collapsed into a pile of dusty rubble with a push. noch 1.540 Wörter

The USA isn't invincible, and never was

 I’ve written several posts pondering why the United States of America, which has the world’s most extensive and expensive armed force, no longer wins wars. noch 907 Wörter

War And Peace

Mark Croucher's Behaviour Befouls The Shoddy Status Of The CIOJ

Mark Croucher’s Behaviour Befouls The Shoddy Status Of The CIOJ

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In Praise of Procrastination

In his memoir Confessions, Saint Augustine tells us that he used to pray “Lord, make me chaste – but not yet.” Augustine’s prayer not only became the world’s greatest pick-up line, but also illustrated a plight so common, that it explained why most of the world’s great religions were against procrastination, seeing it as a clear detour from the path of salvation and enlightenment. noch 383 Wörter


The Titular 'Cunctator'.

It seems appropriate that the first post on this blog should be a brief biography of the ‘Cunctator’ to whom I owe its name.

Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus Cunctator (FMC, for short) was born some time around 280BC, into a prestigious patrician gens so ancient that one of the Tribes of Rome was named after them. noch 587 Wörter


Heir to Greatness: Part 8 – The Glories of Eternal Rome

Both the Roman Empire and the Republic that preceded it are quintessential figures in any discussion of conquest. From its origins as a collection of villages on the banks of the Tiber to its fall at the end of the 5th-century (not counting the continued existence of the Eastern/Byzantine Empire until the 15th), Rome represented not a people so much as an idea. noch 689 Wörter